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Nestle banks hopes on coffee culture

Nestle, the world's largest food company, has pinned its hopes on a strong expansion of its coffee business on the mainland by fostering a coffee-drinking culture, while it also expects its adult nutrition products to see the fastest growth in the food category amid the background of an ageing population.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 4:36am

Nestle grows China coffee investment

Coffee lovers in China will be excited to hear about a major new initiative by Nestle to grow coffee beans in southwestern Yunnan province, in the latest challenge to the nation's traditional tea-drinking culture.

8 Apr 2013 - 11:27am

Coffee threat to Shinawatra daughter by Cathay attendant

Getting served a cup of coffee is a routine part of flying, but the thought now has uncomfortable associations for one frequent business class patron, especially on board Cathay Pacific.

3 Dec 2012 - 7:28am 11 comments

What the local media says

Hong Kong cyclist Lee Ming-hay, 32, who began his cycling world tour in Berlin in April, has so far ridden almost 14,000 kilometres across eight countries. He arrived in Hong Kong last Saturday with new partner "Egg Tart", a kitten he picked up on the Silk Road in Xinjiang. The kitten now faces four months in quarantine.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:59am

Take 5: Coffee

Is your first cup of the day full of flavour or a sacrifice to convenience? Janice Leung has a brewed awakening

Moccona Indulgence

25 Oct 2012 - 4:03pm

Starbucks open its first café in India, with more to come

After years of delays, Starbucks will open two stores in India this week after launching its first cafe in the country last Friday.

Its first store, in Mumbai, features local design, Indian teakwood furniture and espresso drinks made from Indian-grown and roasted coffee.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

China turf war looms for coffee makers

Nestle rules the high-end coffee market in Europe with Nespresso capsules. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters dominates the US, leaving China as the biggest market grab for premium portioned coffee.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

Jennifer Liu: How a passion for coffee has helped the community

Jennifer Liu Wai-fun has an eye for design, thanks to her architectural training. She also has a passion for coffee and building a brand that reaches out to the community.

After studying architecture at Cornell University, Liu returned to Hong Kong and was soon working with clients mostly based on the mainland.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:40pm

The cost of coffee in Hong Kong

Paying more than HK$30 for a cup of coffee would once have been unthinkable, but many Hongkongers now dip into their pockets on a daily basis to get their caffeine fix.

So popular has a regular latte or cappuccino become that there are now more than 120 Starbucks outlets across Hong Kong, with other coffee chains expanding fast.

20 Aug 2012 - 4:21am

Trends: the latest thing in coffee

A fresh coffee movement is brewing in the city, meaning the drink is becoming something to appreciate like wine, not just to boost productivity.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:52pm