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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 [...]

Hollys Coffee Replaces Starbucks as Most Satisfactory Coffee Brand

Hollys Coffee Replaces Starbucks as Most Satisfactory Coffee Brand

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Hollys Coffee Co., a South Korean coffee shop chain, replaced Starbucks as country’s most loved and satisfactory coffee brand. The Korea Consumer Agency conducted a survey of 1,031 consumers between September 4 and 16 frequenting six major coffee brands in South Korea, in which Hollys Coffee received the highest [...]

Busan’s Yeongdo District Gains Popularity as Island Without Franchises

Busan’s Yeongdo District Gains Popularity as Island Without Franchises

BUSAN, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — One district in the city of Busan is gaining popularity as an ‘island without franchises’. Yeongdo-gu, an island district in Busan, is known as the islet of coffee, where various coffee festivals are held regularly in tandem with local coffee shops. These coffee shops are private stores not affiliated [...]