Starbucks China Touts Link with Yunnan Province Amid Increased Competition

Pu’er, a city long famous for fermented tea, has now also become a capital of coffee planting. That’s due, in part, to the Starbucks Yunnan Farmer Support Center, which was built in 2012 to help local coffee farmers with sustainable practices while providing high quality Yunnan Arabica beans for the well-known international coffee brand…Full Article:

Starbucks Opens High-End Concept Store in Shanghai

Shanghai is set to get its own Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room, the first high-end roastery from the international coffee chain to open outside the United States, the city’s quality watchdog said Thursday [30 November 2017]. The Shanghai border inspection and quarantine bureau has completed all necessary checks of the Seattle-based coffee chain’s imported equipment

Uni-President Sells Stake in Starbucks Stores Located in Eastern China

Uni-President Enterprises Corp (UPE, 統一企業) and President Chain Store Corp (PCSC, 統一超商) yesterday announced a major shift in their partnership with Starbucks Corp on operating the US brand in Taiwan and China…Full Article: Taipei Times July 2017 Key Point Uni-President Enterprises (UPE) and President Chain Store Corp (PCSC) will sell their respective 20% and 30%

Chongqing Municipality’s Coffee Trading Center Forges Strong Ties with Yunnan Province

Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality has never grown a single coffee bean, but China’s largest coffee trading center flourishes there. Cumulative transaction volume of coffee products on a parallel e-platform launched in June last year has exceeded 5.2 billion yuan (750 million U.S. dollars). Coffee beans produced in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, South and Southeast Asia

China’s Largest Instant-Coffee Factory to Be Built in Chongqing

Chongqing municipality, southwest China, is building the country’s largest instant-coffee factory, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018, local authorities said Wednesday [23 November 2016]. The factory will cost 1 billion yuan (145 million U.S. dollars) and produce 10,000 tonnes of freeze-dried coffee, 2,000 tonnes of liquid coffee concentrate and 3,000 tonnes of baked