The Java Joint That's Swallowing France

No, it's not Starbucks, which has yet to enter the local market. It's tiny Columbus Café , which is racing for domination

News that a Columbus Café store is opening up near BusinessWeek's Paris office at the end of September was greeted with delight from those of us who miss our java in paper cups. Here's what we can expect: Mochaccinos, iced Percolattes, Chai teas, and fresh-baked chocolate-chip muffins -- to go. The cafes are nonsmoking and furnished with big, comfortable, leather easy chairs.

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