I’m sure all of us are familiar with this Green Mermaid. Chances are, you’ve purchased a Starbucks Coffee before. Have you ever wondered if their coffee could get any better?
Lucky for us, Starbucks has thought of this way ahead of time. In order to combat the increase in competition faced by other coffee joints, Starbucks has come up with Starbucks Reserve.
A top of the line alternative to their regular Starbucks Coffee, Starbucks Reserve caters to customers who are looking more than just a cup of coffee.
They claim to use hand-picked, special, rare and extraordinary coffee beans to rediscover the art of coffee brewing.
One thing is for sure though, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Cafes are truly out of the world. Be prepared to be blown out of your mind. Here are our Top 5 Most Beautiful Starbucks Reserve cafes in the world!
Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Singapore)
#02-204, 78 Airport Blvd Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Starting off with something close to home, we have the first Starbucks Reserve in Singapore at the brand new Jewel Changi Airport. The design of this particular Starbucks Reserve is intended to match the building it is located in, with wood furnishings and lush greenery, complementing the ever-popular HSBC Rain Vortex.
This embodies the tropical nature of Singapore, which fuses trees with futuristic architectural designs.
The cafe is 2 storeys high, so you need not worry about not having to find seats to enjoy your fresh cup of coffee.
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Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Seattle)
1124 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, 98101
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Cafe in Seattle is the first under the Starbucks Reserve line. The cafe spans 6,654 square feet and was constructed by restoring its current building, which dates back to 1920.
Though it looks ancient, don’t be fooled. Starbucks has incorporated state of the art technology into its cafe. A “clacker” board updates in real time to show who and what is being roasted at any given time and a Coffee Projection Wall made of smart glass displays images of coffee at Starbucks’ own farm in Costa Rica.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Shanghai)
上海市静安区南京西路吴江路CN 南京西路静安区 1st floor 邮政编码: 200085
Starbucks launched its very first international Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, China back in December 2017 by drawing inspiration from their first Reserve Roastery in Seattle. Coming in at a whopping 30,000 square feet, it is sure to leave customers in awe when they step foot inside.
The Roastery boasts Advanced Augmented Reality (AR) Technology, which works when customers point their phone’s camera at various parts of the store. They are shown what goes on behind-the-scenes, like how coffee is roasted in the Copper Rotating Flask at the centre of the cafe.
The Copper Flask tiled with 1000 hand-carved Chinese chops prove that Starbucks is able to incorporate traditional Chinese Culture alongside new technology.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Tokyo)
2-19-23 Aobadai Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0042
Starbucks recently opened it’s second international Reserve Roastery in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. Built just last year in Tokyo, it spans a whopping 32,000 square feet and towers 4-storeys high.
Each level is an eye-opening experience for customers, starting on the first floor with the Starbucks Reserve Roastery – for customers to order a special blend of high-quality coffee, going on to the second floor with the Teavanna Bar, for tea lovers out there.
Advancing to the third floor, customers will be greeted with Starbucks Japan’s first cocktail bar, Arriviamo.
Finally, the fourth floor houses the AMU Inspiration Lounge – for customers to mingle and socialise while enjoying their drinks.
An architectural feat worthy of praise, Starbucks managed to incorporate Japanese culture into it’s building. Spanning across the entire 4 storeys, a copper flask scattered with copper sakura flowers pays tribute to the Japanese Sakura Trees.
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Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Milan)
Via Cordusio, 3, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
This Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan is truly an Italian masterpiece. Italian Sculptor Giovanni Balderi carving Starbuck’s iconic mermaid into sculpture from a block of Carrara Marble alongside the wood, bronze and marble used to furnish the interior.
This new Reserve Roastery in Milan puts a twist on the traditional way Italians enjoy their coffee; caffe al volvo, which translates to “coffee on the run” by encouraging to stay for drinks.
Not only that. they have to cater to the European’s high standards of coffee, which they managed to achieve successfully.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery (New York)
61 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Customers are greeted with the aroma of fresh coffee beans being ground as they step foot through the front doors of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in New York City, which is a dream come true for die-hard coffee lovers.
This Starbucks Reserve Roastery is 3 storeys high and consists of Starbucks Reserve, Teavanna Bar and Arriviamo.
If you’re not an avid coffee drinker or are just looking for something to munch on, don’t worry. Customers may pick up freshly baked bread from the Milanese Princi bakery.
So what are you waiting for? Be sure to add these Starbucks cafes around the world to your bucket list!