Global specialty coffee company Gloria Jean's Coffees and hospitality services oprator Citymax India have launched the first street front coffee house in Bangalore at 100-Feet Road, Indiranagar.
This is Gloria Jean's Coffees first standalone coffee house in Bangalore.
Gloria Jean's Coffees entered in the India market in 2007 and is expanding across major cities with five coffee houses across Mumbai and Bangalore. It plans more outlets over the next 12-18 months.
Bangaloreans have already been exposed to the Gloria Jean's Coffees unique coffee experience through outlets at the Oasis Center, Sony Junction, Koramangala and SPAR Hypermarket, Bannergatta Road.
Gloria Jean's Coffees provides its consumers with a large range of specialty coffees including estate, origins and delicious flavored coffees as well as a complete menu of espresso-based beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos, smoothie chillers, cocoas and gourmet teas. They also offer a selection of coffee brewing equipment, grinders, quality merchandise and gift packs.
''We have had a very positive response to our brand in India since entering the market just over a year ago, and we look forward to opening up more stores across Bangalore shortly and sharing our handcrafted coffee experience with more consumers looking for a quality coffee experience.'',says Nabi Saleh, executive chairman, Gloria Jean's Coffees International.
With an investment of about Rs40 lakh per outlet, the company plans to open about 20 stores in India in the forthcoming financial year 2009-10.
The Gloria Jean's Coffee store at Indiranagar is a cozy 900-sq ft outlet located conveniently on the 100-Feet road, done up in the hues of chocolate, beige and burnt brick colours.
On offer will be a variety of signature Gloria Jean's blends like GJC Special Espresso Blend, GJC Iced Coffee, GJC original Iced Chocolate, Coco Loco, Crème Brulee and a range of delectable snacks and munchies.
Sundararajan, president, City Max Hospitality, ''The Coffee culture is fast getting established in India and a world class coffee expert like Gloria Jean's Coffees is gradually earning a discerning set of followers. We are committed to growing this brand in India and have earmarked a total investment of about Rs100 crore to open 250 outlets over the next ten years.''