starting up a small coffee shop in philippines


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Aug 2, 2007
los angeles
i need some advice how to start a small coffee shop in the philippines. any suggestions how and what do i need to do?.. is it better to go for franchising?
There are already a number of very strong local specialty coffee players in the market in the main ities around the Phils. the leader would be figaro Coffee, which I believe now has over 100 branches arund the country. Like in Indonesia, the Philippine market has its own local preferences (Baroka there- robusta here!) so going with a franchise system from abroad may not be the wayto go. I would set up your own business- there are now a number of solid roasters around, or as you are setting up in the 12th biggest producing country, why not look at roastng your own?

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