The Coffee shop market in China: Blue Bottle squeezes in with Starbucks, Luckin and Manner with its Shanghai entry


Blue Bottle, a Californian-based high-end coffee chain, has made its debut in Mainland China, opening its first store in Shanghai Jing’an International Center (上海静安国际中心). The grand opening of the Auckland coffee store has attracted heaps of crowds, with customers queuing up to 7 hours outside of the two-story historic building on Chang’an Road (长安路), just […]

Market research: Coffee market in China

Throughout its long history, Chinese people have drank tea from morning to night. Today, a large amount of people, especially those who have been abroad and people of the younger generation, prefer to drink coffee over tea. They associate coffee with a “petite bourgeoisie” lifestyle (that is the way Chinese like to describe French lifestyle […]