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Deposit-refund Scheme to Tackle Disposable Takeaway Cups in Limbo

Deposit-refund Scheme to Tackle Disposable Takeaway Cups in Limbo

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are known for their coffee craze that has made the country the third-largest coffee market in the world after the United States and China. Trendy espresso bars dot Seoul and other major cities, and some shops offer drip coffee brewed by robot baristas. The explosive growth, coupled [...]

Franchise Coffee Chains Roll Out Meal Options

Franchise Coffee Chains Roll Out Meal Options

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Franchise coffee chains in South Korea are going beyond desserts to sell full meals. Angel-in-us Coffee, the cafe chain operated by South Korean retail giant Lotte, sold 500,000 Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches in the second quarter of this year, with sales increasing steadily since the sandwich was first introduced [...]

Home Cafes and Non-face-to-face Order Selected as Top Coffee Trends for 2021

Home Cafes and Non-face-to-face Order Selected as Top Coffee Trends for 2021

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea presented ‘HOPE’ as this year’s major coffee trend on the basis of big data it collected from the stores it operates across the country. HOPE refers to four major coffee trends: ‘Home,’ non-face-to-face ‘Order & Pay,’ ‘Personalized’ and ‘Emotional Well-being.’ The local unit of the U.S. coffee [...]

LG’s Barista Robot Certified by Korea Coffee Association

LG’s Barista Robot Certified by Korea Coffee Association

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday its barista robot acquired ‘Robot Brewing Master’ certification from the Korea Coffee Association. The Brewing Master Certification Program certifies professionals for brewing high-quality coffee based on the knowledge of various tools and methods used for coffee-making. The Korea Coffee Association has issued the certification [...]