TAIPEI (The China Post) — A cup of coffee is a daily necessity for most people in Taiwan. There is, therefore, little wonder that the local coffee industry has devised a variety of coffee products, ranging from entry-level coffees for convenience stores, coffee chain stores, and high-end hand drip coffee to win people’s hearts. But a netizen’s post, titled “How did the chain’s coffee Louisa gain popularity in such a short time?”, has recently created a stir online.
From the outset, the netizen mentioned: “I grew up in Kaohsiung and I recently found out that the number of Louisa coffee has suddenly increased; after, I went back to Taichung, many Louisa Coffees have been opened in the area too,” the netizen added, “how did this store gain so much popularity?”
“Honestly, it tastes bad,” a netizen remarked. “It’s like the Starbucks for low-income people,” another one commented. “Smoothies taste great,” a third one added. “Hope it won’t emulate the custard tarts industry which suddenly collapsed.”
More importantly, some observers pointed out the reasons why Louisa has been a hit: “It provides power plugs.” Another person also said: “It’s such a good deal” and “hot-pressed sandwiches are the best!”