FOOD SERVICES | Staff Reporter, Singapore

% Arabica Coffee to open first store in Singapore

The Japanese coffee chain was started by a latte art world champion in Kyoto in 2014.

% Arabica Coffee is set to open its first store in in Singapore at 56 Arab Street.

In an Instagram post, the Japanese coffee chain posted a photo of the location, calling it their "lovely first location" in the island-nation. They also confirmed that the store will begin operations in about four months, in response to queries from their comments section.

% Arabica Coffee was founded by Japan-born Kenneth Shoji in 2014, after borrowing money and buying a coffee farm in Hawaii. He then started collaborating with latte art world champion Junichi Yamaguchi to open their first site in Kyoto in February of that year.

Currently, the chain is expanding rapidly with 24 locations in nine countries, including Japan, and soon open outlets in Morocco, France, Qatar and Indonesia.

Aside from Singapore, plans to open stores in other countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom are also in the works.

(Photo credit: % Arabica Coffee Instagram page)

Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.

Click here to learn about advertising, content sponsorship, events & rountables, custom media solutions, whitepaper writing, sales leads or eDM opportunities with us.

To get a media kit and information on advertising or sponsoring click here.