Starbucks is Finally Coming to Pakistan

Starbucks is officially coming to Pakistan and either Islamabad or Karachi will be the first city to get an outlet, reports FHM Pakistan.

The company is probably the most widely recognized brand when it comes to coffee shop chains. With over 23,000 outlets all over the world, it was only a matter of time since the brand came to Pakistan where teenagers and millennials alike are looking for the next trendy hangout spot.

You’ll be able to get all of Starbucks’ ready brew coffees and signature offerings like Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha, Chile Mocha, scones, cakes, muffins and others.

While there is no doubt that Starbucks will see an enthusiastic reception, it is definitely landing in a crowded marketplace. Already, there are well established coffee shop chains like Gloria Jeans in Pakistan.

It will also be interesting to see whether Starbucks pursues action against the likes of Sattar Buksh which are established coffee shops parodying their brand for the sake of novelty. Starbucks already sent them a notice in 2013 but it didn’t lead to a favorable outcome.

There is no time frame mentioned for the launch of Starbucks in Pakistan. Pricing information and localized offerings are also question marks right now.

      • If you go to Gloria Jeans or Masoom’s or Second Cup, you will find that their “medium” size cup is Rs 370. All three places! Incredible. (This does not mean the cups are the same size, Masoom’s is samllest whilst Second Cup is largest, but all call it medium).

        Additional flavour will bring it close to 450-500 range. And that is where there are some differences. Masoom’s has fewest flavours, Second Cup I think has most.

        I have not been impressed by Coffee Planet.

  • FHM Pakistan = Fake FHM !! thier fb posts are often misleading with zero info about the titles and other stuff.

  • Ok with starbucks
    Na b aye to koi masla nhi.

    When is paypal coming to Pak; it is supporting Maldive!

  • مُجھے پاکستان کے لوگوں بالخصوص نوجوان نسل نے انتہائی مایوس کیا ہے. میرے والدین پاکستانی ہیں اور میں برطانیہ میں پلا بڑھا لیکن میرادِل مسلمانوں کے اتحاد کے لئے تڑپتا ہے. میں 2012 میں پاکستان آیا اور نوکری تلاش کرنے کی کوشش بھی کی مگر خائن اور بے ایمانی سے بھرپور نظام میں دوہری شہریت رکھنے والے افراد کو پاکستان میں سرکاری ملازمت کی اجازت نہیں اور پرائیویٹ اداروں میں بھی سفارش کی بھرمار ہے. خیر مجھے افسوس ہے پاکستانی لوگ مغربی طرز زندگی سے اتنے متاثر کیوں ہیں.
    کیا آپ کو پتہ ہے کہ ہم مغرب میں رہنے والے مسلمان ایسی کمپنیوں کی اشیاء خریدنے سے گریز کرتے ہیں اور ان کمپنیوں کا سختی سے بائیکاٹ کرتے ہیں جو مُسلم کُش کارروائیوں کا ساتھ دیتی ہیں. یورپ میں مسلمان سٹاربکس سے نہ صرف نالاں ہیں بلکہ شدید نفرت کرتے ہیں کیونکہ یہ کمپنی اِسرائیل کی نہ صرف سب سے بڑی حامی ہے بلکہ ہر سال باقاعدگی سے اِسرائیل کو سب سے زیادہ مالی امداد دیتی ہے جو پیسہ مسلمانوں کے قتلِ عام اور ان کی املاک کی تباہی کیلئے اور اسرائیل میں فلسطینیوں کی زمین پر صیہونی اور مسلمانوں سے شدید نفرت کرنے والوں کیلئے غیر قانونی تعمیرات پر خرچ ہوتا ہے.

      • I’m disappointed that you live in west but you are way more conservative than a Qadri supporter Mullah

        • Ahh another minority liberal fascist who seems to think that by aping the west he will find his true identity.

          Mr. Awais please leave us and stay in the country you love abroad, and leave Pakistan for the Pakistanis — unfortunately even today we have the footage (perhaps liberal fascists like you can have those destroyed?) where masses are chanting “Pakistan ka Mutlub kiya, La ila ha illAllah”

          Actually I don’t blame you. I blame your parents who taught you nothing about your true identity and roots. . . the value of your country, your culture and heritage and deen .Had they done their job properly you would not be sitting here posting this.

          Perhaps you do not even know that “Maulana” (or Mullah for short) is a title of respect given to someone who has spent decades learning his Deen — while you easily give respect to some one with a 17 year education or more calling them “sir” in your universities for their PhDs, it is the western propaganda which deliberately perpetuated this mindset in our youth to make our youth their mental slaves — quite successfully I must say, seeing people like Awais

          Your discriminatory and extremist mindset will not let you accept any other talent or achievement other than that which the west has drilled into our minds as being “superior Caucasian-bred culture” in its tightly define pre-conditions — even though if you actually had the intellect to study history and understand how great civilizations achieved prime success over the last 10,000 years, you would see that only those who have valued their roots, heritage and inherent culture of their forefathers have become great Nations and not those who imported “hip” ideas from abroad, and were satellite agents of chaos for others.

          I don’t feel angry with you Awais, really — I feel sorry for you, because you are the perfect example of “dhobi ka kutta, na ghur ka na ghaat ka”

          Do you know what happened to the Japanese Americans in the 20’s and 30’s during the world wars? People like you who were Japanese by birth but who hated Japan and moved to US because they felt that they “identified” more with Americans. They were put in actual cages to be stoned by the “white Man” and made examples of.
          But of course you probably did not know that — but being today’s youth, perhaps you can google it and find out.

          What is happening today to Muslims in these western countries? Please go and stay in those countries, and you will quickly learn to feel more respect for your own, or if you hate your own culture, religion and heritage then at least be brave and leave all of it, call yourself Thomas or Adrian and run around with your gay boyfriend — maybe that is more to your liking?
          Oh yes they will readily accept you then — but behind your back and amongst themselves (“themselves”s only includes white skinned red-necks), they will be laughing at you — I am not saying this because this specific line is written in the Quraan (if you only had the time to read it with translation, instead of Harry Potter) — I am saying this because . . and I am very proud to say it — I have seen them from inside out and all of these experiences are the basis fro my belief today — and Alham-o-lillah I still did not follow them, but instead chose to take them (in debate not physical brawl) on in their own home ground, gave them a bloody nose, and came back with my Eemaan and “Pakistaniat” intact, and even stronger.

          Khurram I feel for you my brother, and support you, I underwent the same situation fifteen years ago, and know exactly what you mean

          I was asked by a secretary in PM house to come for an interview for a chairman position in a government organization at 8:00 a.m.– when I asked him that the first flight into Islamabad landed at 9:30 a.m. how could I get there unless I came a day earlier, he laughed and said I was wasting my time and money (because I would be paying for travel and stay) anyway, because he had two candidates with CMs recommendations and a couple with PMs — so unless I had Musharraf’s recommendation, I should not waste my time and money coming to Pakistan.

          Remember far more powerful nations who have done far less than what we Pakistanis are doing today to our country have been wiped off the face of the earth by Allah. If it were not for the sacrifices of millions of our elders who died, got raped and butchered by Indians during independence Allah may well have done the same to us long ago.
          Last Awais — I am not an illiterate from a Pakistan backwater village, nor from a madrassah in one of the cities. I am graduate from a university you perhaps can only dream of going to (established by one of the top 5 universities in the world, in USA), so no I am not what you label a “Mullah”, but I respect my deen as much as I respect the deen of others.
          Qul Ya Ayyu Hal Qafiroon.

  • No time frame, no dates? Whats use of this article when you even dont have any tentative dates.

  • If you really want to enjoy coffee, then you should take kahwa from Jordon or turkey (the Turkish coffee). I had a chance to enjoy kahwa in Jordon and I really enjoyed real coffee (btw coffee is invention of Muslim scientist)

  • Last year similar type of news arrived that Amazon is coming to Pakistan but still not in pakistan

  • I feel so sad reading this article.
    90% of my country, my people. . . live on less income in a month fro their entire family, than a group of five friends would spend at lunch at Star Bucks buying Turkey Rustico Panini with Evolution Fresh. . . yet the few who can afford it want more options to spend their unearned wealth.
    But then capitalism breeds such “collateral damage”.

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