Coffee Shop in China : LUSENET : Coffee Related Buy/Sell/Trade : One Thread

I am currently exploring an opportunity to open coffee shops at various universities in China. I want to do it because I believe most Chinese people especially those younger generation will become regular coffee consumers in near future.

I have no background and knowledge of managing a coffee shop, I would be glad if anyone can provide me with some useful info on how to run a successful coffee business.



-- Joseph Mak (, October 23, 2003



It is very encouraging to open a Coffee Shop in China, not necessary to be in Universities. The local people are following the trend of drinking nice coffee. Please look at the Starbuck in Shanghai. Hundreds of people are enjoying Starbuck coffee.

I am also looking for the opportunities to set-up a small coffee shop in town. Beside serving coffee, it also provide snacks and home cook set lunch to the customers.

I can cook and have experience of managing a coffee shop. I can even prepare good coffee. Maybe i can share some of my experiences with you. Please email to me at : or call me at 86-13642819600.

Cheers! Peter Ling

-- Peter Ling (, November 17, 2003.

Could you be more spicific about what you are looking for--I would be glad to help if I can.


-- Al Welker (, January 08, 2004.

Hi, few days ago, I heard one of my friend mention about starbuck coffee, at first I didn't know what it is, is it a brand name of coffee shop or the type of coffee? what mades it popular? what's special with it? If anyone knows, please email me. Thanks

-- amy zheng (, February 28, 2004.

I opened a coffee shop at Beijing. It will be a great business in China but the obstacles would be great as well. I would like to share with anyone who are interested and may consider joint-force together or brainstorming.


-- Paul Wang (, April 03, 2004.

If you can tell me more about your proposal, i might help you somewhat, for i have opened a coffee shop with my foreign friends in Beijing recently. We are looking for some guy who shares the same interest with us. Hope we can come up with something.

-- Robin Bai (, July 05, 2004.

Hello I am Adam Warner, Customer Service manager for a new estate called Dynatown in Dongguan city . In our estate we are looking for anyone that is interested in investing into opening a coffee shop here! This is new estate is attracting many foreign client and a coffee shop would be perfect here as there is no decent coffee shops near by. We do have spaces available in office buildings or in our international club. If you would like any more information please contact me by this email thank you Adam Warner

-- Adam Warner (, July 05, 2004.


-- DEREK BARRETT (RIKKK@FSMAIL..NET), August 12, 2004.

Dear Mr. Mak:

We have opened shops in Hong Kong and Japan through local imvestors.

Our San Francisco Cable Car is recognized the world over as the symbol of America.

If you are interested please let us know as we strongly believe the Universities in China are the strongest places to start the coffee buisness.

Starbucks has proved that the market exists..Look up their store locator in their web site.

Our web site is

Let me know if you are interested.

Regards George E. Lyons CEO Cable Car Coffee Company.

-- George E. Lyons (, December 06, 2004.

Major Canadian coffee manufacturer is offering education, consulting in the establishment and management of coffee shops as well as product and other supplies.

Also the comapny is open to serious suggestions for investing in coffee establishments in China

pls advise interest


-- Themis Kalapotharakos (, January 04, 2005.

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These machines have a polished metal finish but can be custom powder coated in any color to accent the design of the store they are placed in. They are inexpensive and a great profit item for a distributor.

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Thank you

-- Boosterbean (, January 07, 2005.

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