Coffee Traders' Forum - A Discussion about Coffee Futures Trading
Coffee Traders Discussion Forum
Despite being a tea culture, coffee is quickly becoming en vogue in most larger Russian metro areas (Moscow, St. Petersburg, et al) thanks mostly to Starbucks which has created a proliferation of highly successful coffee chains throughout the country (Kofemania, Kofe Khaus, Shokolatnitsa) and Russian speaking countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Northern Caucuses). You won't, however, find ground beans in a typical Russian home, only instant as coffee machines are considered above budget for most pleb homes. Grounds are usually found in restaurants and cafes. Besides, they already have water boiling in the tea kettle!. That said, Western culture has seeped its way into Russian culture since the fall of the USSR and I see no down-ticking in coffee consumption/imports anytime soon. Food, or should I say drink, for thought.