Starbucks aims to expand its operations this year to Da Nang, the third-largest city in the country. The new store will be at 56 Bach Dang Street in Hai Chau District.“We have been asked many times when Starbucks will set foot outside HCM City and Hanoi, and now is the time,” said Patricia Marques, general manager of Starbucks Vietnam, who hinted at more exciting plans of the coffee chain for 2018.Starbucks has completed five years in Vietnam on February 1. It opened its first shop in HCM City in February 2013 and currently runs 34 cafes in HCM City, Hanoi and Hai Phong.To mark its five-year anniversary, Starbucks is offering special prices on its menu. Customers can buy any tall-sized beverage at VND50,000 at any Starbucks café across the country. A Starbucks Rewards member can get five times of STARS earned while making any purchase.Earlier this year, Starbucks announced the return of the Starbucks Reserve® Da Lat coffee after it was first introduced in … [Read more...] about Starbucks to open in Da Nang this month
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Starbucks Viet Nam on Friday opened its first Starbucks ReserveTM Coffee Bar in Ha Noi, the first of its Reserve experience bars in Viet Nam. In addition to the classic Starbucks menu, the experience bar in the new store will introduce customers to Starbucks Reserve coffees and different brewing techniques to help explore a variety of exceptional tastes and flavours of rare and small-lot Reserve coffees from around the world. “The new Ha Noi store will excite customers with a unique coffee experience in an environment that showcases the finest coffees from around the world, while honouring Viet Nam’s rich heritage and culture,” said Patricia Marques, general manager of Starbucks Viet Nam. In the new store located at 6 Nha Tho Street in the city’s old quarter, customers can enjoy a range of brews, including Siphon, Nitro Cold Brew, Pour-over, Coffee Press and Black Eagle expresso machine. In the press meeting on Thursday, Starbucks Viet Nam announced its … [Read more...] about Starbucks VN opens first Starbucks ReserveTM Coffee Bar in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Appearing at nearly all large buildings and commercial centers in Hanoi and Saigon and prime outdoor locations, Highlands is one of the most popular coffee chains in Vietnam. Phuong Lam, student at a chef training school, said he loves to go to Highlands alone and often stops at a Highlands café in Hai Ba Trung Street, HCM City. He usually sits in the corner so he can observe Hai Ba Trung and Vo Thi Sau street. "I love this place, where I can see the flow of vehicles back and forth. This is how I choose to relax," Lam said. Lam said he usually chooses green tea for its good taste and price. Compared to Phuc Long cafes, Highlands green tea is less tasty but Lam still favors Highlands for the more comfortable space here. Moreover, he does not have to queue and wait as at Phuc Long cafes. As one of the first café chains in Vietnam, Highlands Coffee has the largest number of stores. Established by Viet Thai International Company of David Thai, an … [Read more...] about Which coffee chain is most popular in Vietnam?
VietNamNet Bridge - The first Starbucks coffee shop in Hanoi, 32 Hang Bai Street, opened yesterday. The store is located at the corner of Ly Thuong Kiet and Hang Bai, the two main roads in the capital. Furniture and decorations used in the store were either designed by artists in Hanoi or provided by local suppliers. The highlights of the store are the images of arabica coffee that Starbucks uses for all its products. Behind the bar where Starbucks coffee is prepared. The people behind the bar are called partners, not employees. Upon entering the restaurant is an area where Starbuck coffee products are showcased, followed by a long table for customers. Starbucks 32 Hang Bai offers more than 30 kinds of coffee. In addition to instant coffee, Starbucks also sells a variety of on-the-spot roasted coffee and food. The Vietnamese style of the Starbucks store in Hanoi. The menu at the first Starbucks store in Hanoi offers many products. The most notable is the … [Read more...] about Inside the first Starbucks store in Hanoi
Guests at Trung Nguyen coffee outlets now have to queue to order and pay before taking their seat, where they will be served their order. A spokesperson for the giant homegrown cafe chain said this saves customers time while not affecting service quality. "Around 100 Trung Nguyen outlets will gradually switch from the traditional mode of taking orders at the table to this." The system was brought in by foreign coffee chains and Trung Nguyen's switch is part of efforts by local rivals to keep up in a market, where US chain Starbucks is expanding. The Trung Nguyen spokesperson said it is aiming to open 1,200 outlets in Vietnam and abroad, especially the US, focusing on takeaways. While the chain is westernizing its service, its president Dang Le Nguyen Vu said it would highlight the Vietnamese characteristics of its drinks. Local competitor Highlands Coffee has started putting distinctively Vietnamese drinks on the menu. David Thai, general director of Viet Thai International … [Read more...] about Vietnamese coffee chains hope to beat global rivals with home brews