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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 [...]

Once Viewed as Old-fashioned, Coffee Delivery Gains Traction amid Contactless Trend

Once Viewed as Old-fashioned, Coffee Delivery Gains Traction amid Contactless Trend

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Coffee delivery services are not an unfamiliar concept in South Korea. Serving persons at tea houses, or “dabang” in Korean, used to deliver cups of coffee filled with sugar and cream on foot. Big-name coffee chains such as Starbucks and small independent cafes replaced such tea houses by offering [...]

Food & Beverage Industry Falls in Love with Traditional Korean Snack “Dalgona”

Food & Beverage Industry Falls in Love with Traditional Korean Snack “Dalgona”

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s food and beverage industry has fallen in deep love with the traditional Korean snack “dalgona.” The coffee industry, in particularly, is releasing a series of dalgona coffee products, which are enjoying rising popularity, especially among young people. Dalgona is increasingly being used in a variety of forms, [...]

Opinions Mixed on Impact of Blue Bottle on S. Korean Coffee Market

Opinions Mixed on Impact of Blue Bottle on S. Korean Coffee Market

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A year has passed since South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee shop opened in Seoul’s eastern Seongsu neighborhood – a trendy hangout spot where young artists and designers renovated existing buildings into art spaces, fine restaurants and cafes to woo customers. What impact has this American coffee freanchise had [...]