How coffee overtook tea in Taiwan

Feb 11, 2019

Taiwan is traditionally associated with tea, but in the last couple of years, coffee has become the caffeinated beverage of choice.

Yes, there are cat cafes and even a coffee shop with a pet raccoon, but what really sets the Taiwanese coffee scene apart is its diversity.

Here is a brief history of how Taiwan’s dynamic coffee scene came to be.

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Writer: Clarissa Wei

Producer: Clarissa Wei and Dolly Li

Voiceover: Joel Roche

Camera: Judy Peng

Editor: Joel Roche

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