Starbucks Corp’s green-siren logo, lattes and Frappuccinos will soon be making their debut in Laos, as the world’s largest coffee chain seeks to expand in Asia.
The Seattle-based coffeehouse will open its first store in the capital city of Vientiane by the summer of 2021, making it the 17th Asian market in which the company operates. Starbucks currently has more than 10,000 stores in the region, according to its website.
“We’re excited to bring the Starbucks Experience to Laos, which has a rich history of coffee production and thriving coffee culture,” Michael Conway, executive vice president of Starbucks International Licensed Stores, said in a statement.
Laos has a population of about 7 million and annual per-capita…