Starbucks Eyes Asia Coffee Plant - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Starbucks Eyes Asia Coffee Plant

Updated:
SINGAPORE (AP) — Starbucks Coffee Co. said Monday it may build a coffee roasting plant in Asia to replace imports from its Seattle-based plant.

``At a certain point in the growth of our business in each region, a local roasting plant offers us the opportunity to maintain or improve values to consumers,'' said Peter Maslen, president of Starbucks Coffee International.

Maslen said in a statement that Starbucks was looking at several locations, such as the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan.

If the plan goes through, the plant would become the U.S. coffee chain's first roasting facility in Asia. Besides its Seattle facility, Starbucks has one other roasting plant in London.

Currently, Starbucks purchases coffee beans from all major coffee-growing regions of the world, including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Latin America, Africa and the Philippines, Maslen said.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.