Tea or coffee, which one do you prefer? Here in a traditionally tea-drinking country, a growing number of people are pouring coffee into their cups. The rather exotic and middle-class beverage has witnessed double digit growth in demand over recent years along with China's opening-up to the outside world and improvement in people's living standards. In some big cities, going out to drink coffee have even become a daily routine and lifestyle for mostly young people. But all these development was unimaginable some four decades ago when poverty and a rejection of a seemingly Western lifestyle allowed no place for the beverage in ordinary Chinese daily life. So how did Chinese people develop a taste for coffee?