|A Juan Valdez|
When you have ice-cream, of course you also get coffee. It’s one of the two things that are most commonly available here (I am sorry, but it’s predictable, isn’t it?). Entry barrier in this country tends to be high. So, like the ice-cream retail industry, the coffee sector also suffers from a similar destiny. The local coffee brands (that have both coffee shops and coffee products for sale) like Juan Valdez and Oma are so successful that Starbucks just hasn’t been able to set foot here (which can be a nice change sometimes, not to be constantly reminded of America’s influence by the green capitalistic symbol whichever city you visit)..