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Domestic Coffee Industry Nears 7 bln Won as Demand for Premium Coffee Soars

Domestic Coffee Industry Nears 7 bln Won as Demand for Premium Coffee Soars

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Industry analysts say that the South Korean coffee industry will continue to expand fueled by specialty coffee shops in the future. South Korea’s coffee industry is estimated at 6.8 trillion won (US$5.77 billion) this year, the Hyundai Research Institute said Sunday in a report. The coffee industry is divided [...]

Gov’t Expands Caffeine Labeling Regulations to Coffee Shops

Gov’t Expands Caffeine Labeling Regulations to Coffee Shops

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — As a measure to prevent excessive consumption, regulations on caffeine will be expanded, with “total caffeine content” also displayed in coffee shops and bakeries that directly make and sell coffee starting next year. The newly introduced regulations, set forth by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, are an [...]

New Tech Transforms Coffee Grounds into Biogas

New Tech Transforms Coffee Grounds into Biogas

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed new technology to produce eco-friendly renewable energy from leftover coffee grounds. The Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials reported on Wednesday that chief researcher Choi Yeon-seok has developed what is being called a Tilted-Slide Fast Pyrolyzer. This technique employs the method of rapidly heating [...]

Amid Coffee Boom, Researchers Search for Variety That Can Grow in S. Korea

Amid Coffee Boom, Researchers Search for Variety That Can Grow in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee, which has emerged as the de facto “national beverage,” has to be imported almost all of the time, but it is expected that one day Koreans will taste brews from domestic beans. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on Sunday that it will conduct a study titled “Arabica [...]

Coffee Goes Beyond Taste to Meet Functional Needs of Consumers

Coffee Goes Beyond Taste to Meet Functional Needs of Consumers

DAEJEON, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee has become more than just a drink, an important part of everyday life for South Koreans. Now, coffee comes in various shapes and sizes, including cups, cans, coffee mixes, and instant coffee. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), 543 patents applied for in the past five [...]

S. Korean Customers ‘Disappointed’ by Blue Bottle Store’s Interior Design

S. Korean Customers ‘Disappointed’ by Blue Bottle Store’s Interior Design

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Blue Bottle Coffee Inc., an American coffee brand that recently opened its first flagship store in South Korea, is stirring up controversy among South Korean consumers for the new store’s interior design. Also known as the ‘Apple of the Coffee Industry,’ Blue Bottle Coffee is well known for its [...]