Indian coffee group Barista has agreed a joint venture with a Sri Lankan company to kick-start its overseas expansion campaign. The 51:49 joint venture will see eight new outlets opened in Sri Lanka over the next few months. "Last week Barista Coffee signed the JV with Jewelex and we plan to open at least two outlets in Sri Lanka by December this year," Barista Coffee's executive vice-president (marketing & communications) Sandeep Vyas told PTI.