China turf war looms for coffee makers

A Nespresso coffee maker. Nestle aims for China sales. Photo: AP

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.

Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 4:47am


What: Ritual Cappuccino Dragon Cup set Why: This limited-edition design is a collaboration between Shanghai Tang and Nespresso How much: HK$488 for a pair Where: Nespresso, 1/F, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2295 3395

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fiery colours to rule Year of the dragon

The new year is a perfect time to experiment with new looks for the home - even if it means revisiting old interior designs and giving them a fresh twist.

So what styles will dominate 2012? American designer Ronald Redding is betting on 'neo-traditional', where classic motifs are re-imagined on a larger scale and unexpected colours give each room a more modern look and feel.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the dragon

Millicent Lai became a coffee addict at the age of 16, when she entered design school: 'I thought drinking coffee was a cool thing to do around artists and designers,' she says.

'The coolness wore off over the years but drinking coffee, and the preparation of it, is a good way for me to unwind and relax,' says Lai. 'Coffee is part of my life.'

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Kids under foot? Mall can help you put them to work as baristas

There are many things that I would like my children to learn while they are young. But until I was sent this promo from Elements, the giant shopping mall above the Kowloon MTR station, I would never have thought about them learning how to brew specialist coffee - at least not unless I want to exploit child labour.

13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Inspect the gadget

Treat the man in your life to one of these objects that will surely put a smile on his face this Valentine's Day.

Embody chair by Herman Miller from POSH Office Systems HK$17,335

Flip Mino video camera US$179.99 enquiries:

Nespresso Le Cube coffee machine HK$3,688

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Crunch time

A great selection of holiday hampers to satisfy everyone

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Position brewing for a coffee brand promoter

If style, mystique, fashion and luxury are ingrained in you and you are captivated by the perfect cup of coffee, then this job wants to allure you to share a luxury brand experience.

Nestle Nespresso, one of the fastest growing businesses of the Nestle Group, is inviting applicants to share with others the ultimate coffee experience by applying to become a brand manager.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Capsules for that perfect 'cuppa'

Italians invented espresso but the Swiss have refined cafe society's favourite pick-me-up and are now introducing their new product into Hong Kong offices or homes.

Nespresso's hi-tech secret is to seal freshly roasted, top quality beans in an aluminium capsule.

1 Aug 1997 - 12:00am