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South Korea imports a record amount of coffee
South Korea's coffee imports are expected to hit a new record this year as a result of the rapid expansion of coffee networks, IA RUSKOR reports.
In the first nine months of this year, coffee imports reached 99 372 tonnes compared to 92 040 tonnes for the same period of the year 2011. If the trend continues, coffee imports this year will exceed last year's record in 121 855 tons.
Ediya, which opened the first point at the Chungang University in Seoul in 2001, now has more than 1 300 institutions around the country, and Caffe Bene has increased its number of points to 800 in four years, since starting business in January of 2008.
The most popular brand of coffee for the second year in a row is the Vietnamese Robusta, followed by Arabica from some South American countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Honduras.