Starbucks to open 1st Vietnam cafe
Ho Chi Minh City get ready for a Vietnam Venti, Starbucks has announced plans for its first store in the communist country.
The Seattle-based mega coffee chain say’s it’ll open its first store in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City as early as next month. The opening is part of a major push by Starbucks to expand across Asia. Coffee culture is big in Vietnam, the country is the world’s second-largest coffee producer behind Brazil. The Vietnamese aren’t just coffee growers, they’re big consumers too– there are several popular domestic coffee cafe chains dotted across the country.
“We are looking forward to serving our customers in Vietnam in an authentic and locally relevant way,” Jinlong Wang, president for Starbucks Asia Pacific, said in a statement.