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Business is Booming at the 1st Starbucks in South Africa! Coming to Nigeria Soon?



Despite an economic slowdown in South Africa, scores of Johannesburg’s caffeine crowd thronged the newly opened Starbucks a sign of the country’s craving for international brands.

In 2015, Starbucks Coffee Company and Taste Holdings announced a licensed partnership which will see Starbucks stores open across South Africa. For the first time in Southern Africa, Starbucks will open full‐format stores bringing the entire range of its food and beverages, including its ethically‐sourced Arabica coffee, to South African consumers.

Do you think Starbucks would do well if they entered the Nigeria market?


  1. The real D

    May 10, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I really hope the franchise in Nigeria would belong to a Nigerian and not become another South African imported company or in this case franchise

  2. Ama (Ghana)

    May 10, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Local business should be promoted rather than bringing in foreign businesses—mostly American franchises. No wonder food franchises in other countries such as Brazil, the Philippines, and South Korea are doing well.

  3. Noname

    May 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Mammy water starbucks with their overpriced goods.

    • Iris

      May 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you! Their stuff doesn’t even taste good. Matcha this, mocha that, Grande nonsense…then let’s talk about the baked goods. It’s like eating wallpaper rolled in sugar. It’s all heavily pretentious and overpriced, but I know my millenial generation will be all over that. Suddenly people who were just fine without caffeine before work in Lagos will be going ‘Oh my gosh, I need my coffee. Thank God Starbucks is here. Ugh, finally!’

    • It's Just Coffee, Hunh? NO!

      May 10, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      “”Suddenly, there she was: a 16th century Norse woodcut of a twin-tailed mermaid, or Siren. There was something about her – a seductive mystery mixed with a nautical theme that was exactly what the founders were looking for. A logo was designed around her, and our long relationship with the Siren began. the Siren has always been there. She is at the heart of Starbucks. After all, who can resist her? Not me.””
      – Starbucks speaking on its logo on its website.

      According to Greek mythology, mermaids, or sirens, were predatory seductresses that would seduce sailors with songs and promises of sex — and then kill them. They’re brutal sociopaths who murder you by being attractive and with empty promises of sex. According to scholars, they would sing an “irresistibly sweet” song that “lapped both body and soul in[to] a fatal lethargy.” Sailors who crossed paths with a siren would become so obsessed that they would crash into the rocks and die. Much in the same way that countless people have been seduced by the lure of overpriced coffee, buying cup after cup until they finally succumb, buying an Apple laptop and spending the rest of their lives at one of those tiny tables, joining the other broken victims. The original Starbucks logo had a twin-tailed mermaid, known as Melusine.

      According to Wikipedia the tale of Melusine is as follows (brief excerpt): “”Melusine was condemned to take the form of a serpent from the waist down every Saturday. In other stories, she takes on the form of a mermaid. Raymond of Poitou came across Melusine in a forest of Coulombiers in Poitou in France, and proposed marriage. Just as her mother had done, she laid a condition: that he must never enter her chamber on a Saturday. He broke the promise and saw her in the form of a part-woman, part-serpent, but she forgave him. When, during a disagreement, he called her a “serpent” in front of his court, she assumed the form of a dragon, provided him with two magic rings, and flew off, never to return.””

      The original Starbucks logo had bare, prominent breasts; a pregnant-looking belly (which after complaints was modified to a question mark as a prominent belly-button/navel), and it is very crude to say, but the tail was “split” or “spread open” as to welcome men to her sexually. After many complaints about the original logo, Starbucks edited it, including making the hair to cover the breasts and cropping out the spread open mer-vagina (sorry, two wide-apart tails).

  4. E.A

    May 10, 2016 at 9:53 am

    oh no we do not need this in NIgeria guys please support local business ONLY, starbucks exploit workers enough abroad, but especially abroad where they get their coca, coffee beans extc from, We are already exploited enough in Africa guys, say no even living I do not buy their products, please Africa let’s make our own, look at china some company do not just enter i.e, uber facebook and I think skype. Smh we do not need this,

  5. Becca

    May 10, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Cafe Neo is our Starbucks!

  6. oyat

    May 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Coffee shop in Nigeria with this kind of heat?!! Except they want to start selling ice tea/coffee. But seriously somethings are not just really in our culture, before you know it now they will add cold zobo and kunnu to hit sales target. See KFC now selling jollof rice and moi-moi.

  7. me

    May 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Coffee ko ice tea ni. We are not coffee people. Except your target is the deported and sacked returnees. Plus your products are over priced

    • Iris

      May 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      ‘Deported and sacked returnees…’ This should be offensive, but it’s funny as hell. You’re an azzhole for this. Lol!

  8. stefini

    May 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

    starbucks in Naija,smh…coffee no dey work for naija people,so i can just say guy ur biz will no boom here

  9. Segi

    May 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Why? Would there be Kunu-chino or Zobo-latte? Abeg they should stay where they are and allow indigenous existing small businesses to thrive!

  10. Ready

    May 10, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Lol. If Starbucks moves into Nigeria, it’s just to come and play. For one thing, we’re more tea people than coffee.
    Some people would get it for status forming, but Cafe Neo has the hearts of all the hipsters. Plus who do they want to sell their overpriced scones and biscottis to? Let’s just be looking at ourselves from far, biko. We’re doing well without the frappucinos and venti lattes. Tenkz, but no tenkz.

  11. swagg1

    May 11, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Does Niga have to be a dumping ground for anything from abroad?? Good lord!!!

  12. atoke is back

    May 11, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Don’t even bother coming. The only coffee we take is Topiko #ko le ta. don’t boda ursef

  13. Kline

    September 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Nigeria need to United and patronize local brand to build billions and enough all this people talk Gucci,Armani,that a total rubbish.

  14. Kline

    September 12, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Learn how to make some of the world best perfume,if anyone interested to learn how to make perfume,please i will Nigeria by December,am will to teach my people for free,even other product that can help Nigeria depend less on foreign Goods

  15. Caesar

    April 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I think it’s high time we kick out foreign industries and allow our youths to do something and even Bill Gates knew the issue with this nation “we need to start investing in ourselves not foreigners” so no fucking Starbucks should come here damn it! We have eateries selling tea and hotels giving complementary tea/coffee option! Thank you

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