Starbucks comes to India

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Starbucks Coffee’s chairman Howard Schultz with Tata Global Beverages vice-chairman RK Krishnakumar at India’s first Starbucks outlet inaugurated in Mumbai. HT/Vijayanand Gupta

Starbucks Coffee’s chairman Howard Schultz with Tata Global Beverages vice-chairman RK Krishnakumar at India’s first Starbucks outlet inaugurated in Mumbai. HT/Vijayanand Gupta

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Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee chain, launched its first Indian outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai, becoming the latest global firm to tap the urban youth's growing taste for caffeine. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee chain, launched its first Indian outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai, becoming the latest global firm to tap the urban youth's growing taste for caffeine. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

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An employee of the newly inaugurated outlet of Starbucks stands at the store in Mumbai. Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India in a building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. AP/Rajanish Kakade

An employee of the newly inaugurated outlet of Starbucks stands at the store in Mumbai. Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India in a building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. AP/Rajanish Kakade

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Starbucks Coffee mugs are on display at India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

Starbucks Coffee mugs are on display at India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

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Starbucks Coffee Company's chairman Howard Schultz speaks as vice chairman of Tata Global Beverages RK Krishnakumar watches during a news conference at the country's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

Starbucks Coffee Company's chairman Howard Schultz speaks as vice chairman of Tata Global Beverages RK Krishnakumar watches during a news conference at the country's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

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Starbucks Coffee Company's chairman Howard Schultz speaks as vice chairman of Tata Global Beverages RK Krishnakumar watches during a news conference at the country's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

Starbucks Coffee Company's chairman Howard Schultz speaks as vice chairman of Tata Global Beverages RK Krishnakumar watches during a news conference at the country's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

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Staff are pictured behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

Staff are pictured behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in Mumbai. AFP/Punit Paranjpe

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Employees of the newly inaugurated outlet of Starbucks work at a counter in Mumbai. Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India in a building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. AP/Rajanish Kakade

Employees of the newly inaugurated outlet of Starbucks work at a counter in Mumbai. Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India in a building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. AP/Rajanish Kakade

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Employees of the newly inaugurated outlet of Starbucks work at a counter in Mumbai. Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India in a building in southern Mumbai. AP/Rajanish Kakade

Employees of the newly inaugurated outlet of Starbucks work at a counter in Mumbai. Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India in a building in southern Mumbai. AP/Rajanish Kakade

UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2012 10:41 AM IST
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