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Home-roasted coffee shop attracts following in Mumbai

Indians show growing preference for coffee over tea

The Blue Tokai coffee shop in Munbai

MUMBAI -- India is famous for tea, but a growing number of the country's middle class are drinking coffee as Western culture and consumption behavior are rapidly spreading.

The second outlet of Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, which opened last summer, a short distance back from the main street in Mumbai's Mahalakshmi district. It is a small coffee shop with only five tables and seven seats at the counter, but its home-roasted coffee, which is still rare in India, is gaining popularity with youngsters and businessmen wearing jeans and polo shirts.

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