Korea has been a proven market for global coffee brands such as Starbucks. The Seattle-based coffee company now operates 1,290 stores in Korea and earned 1.5 trillion won ($1.3 billion) in 2018, up 20 percent from a year earlier.
Blue Bottle Coffee currently runs 62 outlets in the United States and 14 in Japan. Korea has become the third country that has the US coffee brand’s stores.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (email@example.com)