Responding to the clamor of its Cebuano clients, cult-favorite milk tea brand CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice has launched two branches in Cebu City in a matter of six months and plans are underway for a third branch soon.
CoCo Tea conquers Cebu City, announces plans to open more branches
“We are overwhelmed with the response of Cebuanos for CoCo. In fact, Cebu City was one of the most requested areas we have received for CoCo to be present in, and when SM Seaside opened in Cebu, we knew that this is the perfect location to build our flagship store in Cebu,” Larry Evans Tan, General Manager of CoCo, shared in a huddle with Cebu media at their SM Seaside City Cebu branch.
Its branch at SM Seaside City Cebu is CoCo’s flagship store in Cebu which is one of their most picturesque branches and was completed March of this year. It has since become a favorite hangout place of many Cebuano squads and families. The second branch which opened only last September is located at Ayala Center Cebu to keep up with the demand for CoCo blends from the people of Cebu.
The third branch in Cebu is underway and might open the second quarter of next year. Tan added that the Cebu branches are the first CoCo branches in the Visayas.
“We felt that the CoCo brand and the Cebuano lifestyle are a perfect match. Cebuanos are known for their love for good food and having a fun, relaxed vibe. They also love to hang out with their friends and families and these are exactly what CoCo stands for,” Tan shared.
Tan brought the brand to the Philippines five years ago from the milk tea capital of the world, Taiwan. It has rapidly become a top player in the Filipino milk tea craze and is one of the strongest markets of the CoCo brand worldwide.
Just recently, the brand was awarded the Favorite Milk Tea brand in the Philippines, a testament of its leadership in the milk tea market segment.
CoCo leads in the global tea market with a formidable 4,000 branches spread out across the world and posting an incredible sale of 100 cups per second globally.
In Metro Manila, where it has become a go-to-milk tea brand, a cup of CoCo is ordered every 4 minutes via Grab Food alone.
Tan shared with the Cebu media that they are also partnered with Grab Food delivery in Cebu so that those who crave for CoCo may just order via the app to get their favorite CoCo fix.
Tan added that both branches in Cebu will carry all CoCo blends that are available in Metro Manila, including the latest Chocolate Caramel Cream Slush which he described as “Waves of caramel blended with chocolate slush over velvety salty cream making it a drink that is decadent for the local palate.” Chocolate Caramel Cream Slush is a blend that is exclusive and created for the Philippines.
The other bestsellers which have now become favorites as well of the Cebuano customers are the Panda Milk Tea, 3 Buddies, White Pearl Milk Tea and Passion Fruit Tea Burst.
Tan is very optimistic about the future of the brand among Filipino milk tea lovers and continues to respond to clamor for more branches nationwide.
“We continue to explore expansion to other areas and bring CoCo closer to our customers. At the same time, we also try to come up with new flavors that we know our customers would love,” Tan said.
For more details, follow CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice on their official Facebook Page.