Um, I am really iffy about this piece of news. I mean, I love the fact that there are a lot of good but cheap stuff that comes from China but when it comes to food products, I am sorry to say that I would really rather not buy them. I may be politically incorrect in saying that but I would really rather be safe than sorry – wouldn’t you?
Anyhow, I read an article announcing that Starbucks has launched a type of coffee made from beans grown in China:
The South of the Clouds Blend is made with coffee grown by farmers in the southwestern province of Yunnan and will be sold in Starbucks stores here until February 19, said a statement posted on the company’s website Wednesday.
“We are proud to offer our customers the opportunity to experience a truly world-class coffee from China,” Martin Coles, president of Starbucks Coffee International, said in the statement.
“We believe our success and China’s growth are inextricably linked. The constant, stable growth China has achieved … has reinforced our confidence in the long-term potential for our sustained growth in this market.”
“Here” in the first paragraph means China – this coffee will be initially offered in the country but it is said that Starbucks is planning to offer this coffee to other countries as well. As of this writing, only Malaysia and Singapore have been mentioned.
All I can say is that I learned something new today – coffee beans are grown in China. I didn’t know that before! Oh, and the name is quite beautiful, isn’t it?
Originally posted on January 22, 2009 @ 8:51 am