For a country known for its love of tea, India certainly has given Starbucks coffee a warm reception.

In the days after its first store opened in October in a chic area of Mumbai, lines stretched so long that security guards were forced to implement a one-in, one-out policy.

Two months later, the lines outside the flagship store were gone, but not the enthusiasm.

Srishti Sinha made an hourlong trek to Starbucks one December evening, bouncing with excitement all the way on the back of her boyfriend's scooter. Sinha checked out the menu online and chose their dinners: murg (chicken) tikka panini, lemon jazz cheesecake, a cappuccino and a Frappuccino. They even bought two Starbucks tumblers.

Read the full story in The Seattle Times.

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