From Mystical Pony Cafes to Shirt-Pressing Cafes

By: Jordy E  - Oct 21, 2015
A growing number of eccentric Asian cafes are meeting a contemporary interest in coffee culture in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. This comes in at a time when natives and tourists alike are merging historic tea preferences with an emerging love for higher end caffeine options.

Distinguishing this market apart from akin coffee niches is its unconventional features. While the West often prefers decadence and authenticity, the East has placed emphasis on mystical pony cafes and shirt-pressing cafes.

Considering the many sub-cultures that permeate Asian societies, this direction in beverage retailing can continue to splinter off in numerous directions. This will of course be aided by today's flavor options, which are rapidly diversifying.