Coffee shops are booming in China, but competition is heating up. Photo: AFP Coffee shops are booming in China, but competition is heating up. Photo: AFP
Coffee shops are booming in China, but competition is heating up. Photo: AFP

Starbucks, Costa take on the challenge of growing the coffee business in China, the traditional land of tea

China’s coffee shop market is set to grow at nearly 6 per cent a year in the next five years, but competition is fierce and is forcing the chains to innovate

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Coffee shops are booming in China, but competition is heating up. Photo: AFP Coffee shops are booming in China, but competition is heating up. Photo: AFP
Coffee shops are booming in China, but competition is heating up. Photo: AFP
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