Ryan and I attended the Starbuck’s Reserve Roastery + Tasting Room opening night and were not disappointed. The beauty of living in Seattle is being able to discern which coffee shop and caffeinated drink is best, at that specific moment. Seemingly endless possibilities at (and in-between) every street corner.
We were intrigued when we saw the construction and building of the Starbuck’s Roastery in Capitol Hill months back but we were most impressed by its’ design, walking throughout the space. The Roastery and Tasting Room shows the craft that delivers the consistency and taste variation behind each drink. When Howard Shutlz said, ‘let’s create the Willy Wonka of coffee‘ he wasn’t kidding.
While there are many more coffee shops, roasters and roasteries to visit in Seattle – this is a must see. Starbuck’s has truly created an ode to coffee craft and history, through design. Check out a few of the design details we loved in the photos below. Cheers!
*The Starbuck’s Roastery and Tasting Room is located on 1124 Pike Street, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The shop serves coffee daily and can be rented for groups and tours.
*Starbuck’s Roy Street Cafe is in the same neighborhood as the now opened Starbuck’s Roastery, and served as an experimental Capitol Hill store for Starbuck’s.
*These overhead pneumatic tube systems carry coffee from in-house roasters to the counter’s barista. ‘Bean-to-bar’.
*Liz Muller, Starbuck’s VP of Creative and Global Design went to great lengths to showcase Starbuck’s global presence and local history in the design of the space. You can read more about the construction and design of the space here.
*Starbuck’s Reserve items retailing are only available in the Roastery including: coffee gadgets, mugs, one-of-a-kind-coffees and mugs.