Starbucks to sell home-grown coffee to the Colombians

Roasted coffee beans Español: Granos de café t...

Roasted coffee beans Español: Granos de café tostado (natural).. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The world’s biggest coffee chain hopes to open at least 50 coffee shops in cities across Colombia in the next five years, starting in the capital Bogota.

The announcement by the Seattle based-firm coincided with protests by local coffee growers who are demanding the government provide more aid to counter low global prices and cheap imports hitting the world’s biggest producer of washed arabica beans.

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