Starbucks Coffee to open its South African doors in 2016

The stores will bring its famous and much loved coffee sourced from nine African countries.

FILE: The arrival of Starbucks is also said to bring job creations in the country while allowing Taste Holdings to own and operate the stores directly. Picture; EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Starbucks Coffee Company has announced that its stores will open doors in South Africa in 2016.

The stores will bring its famous range of food and beverages including the much loved coffee sourced from nine African countries.

According to Fin24, the company's Kris Engskov, who heads Europe, the Middle East and Africa said South Africa is an "aspirational country" with a growing economy and that there is now a "much larger group of people that can access our brand".

The company is set to have one its franchises in Johannesburg and has also assured coffee lovers that it will bring the same coffee served around the world, but will create "special reserves" for the location.

The arrival of Starbucks Coffee is also said to bring job creation in the country while allowing Taste Holdings to own and operate the stores directly.