Not Starbucks but Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is now in Maldives

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf,  a stiff competitor to Starbucks adds a new country to its portfolio. The coffee chain will now open in the Indian Ocean Island Republic Maldives.

This expansion comes as The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is actively expanding its international footprint.

Many of those traveling to Maldives through Colombo, Sri Lanka, will no longer have to rush to get a last double espresso in the transit hall of the airport.

Through a Master Franchise agreement with Waterscape Investments Pvt. Ltd., a well-established leader in the Maldivian hospitality and travel industry, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will establish cafes across the archipelago from Q3 2024, offering locals and tourists alike a taste of its distinctive coffee and tea offerings.

“As The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf continues its global expansion journey, we’re delighted to reach the Maldives in partnership with Waterscape Investments,” said Yousif Abdulghani, Chief Development Officer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

“This expansion represents a step forward in our growth strategy, allowing us to share our passion for coffee and tea with even more people worldwide, and we look forward to establishing ourselves as a beloved brand in the Maldives.”

Mr Hussain Hilmy, CEO of Waterscape Investments, said: “We share The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s commitment to quality and creating a welcoming environment. We are confident that the brand’s rich heritage and exciting coffee and tea offerings, combined with our deep-rooted expertise in Maldivian hospitality, will create a winning partnership for success. We are excited to introduce this iconic brand to our vibrant communities and contribute to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s global expansion.”

Currently serving its meticulously hand-crafted coffee, tea, and espresso beverages at more than 1,100 locations across more than 20 markets globally,

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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