Starbucks Reserve Roastery opens in Shanghai: Coffee destination showcases investment in China
Three years ago, Starbucks opened the world’s first Reserve Roastery in Seattle. Now, the epitome of Starbucks coffee and retail innovation is open in China, the company’s fastest growing market. The Shanghai Roastery is an unprecedented feast for the senses across 30,000 square feet of coffee roasting and brewing, Italian baking and exquisite local craftsmanship.
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Starbucks Opens State-of-the-Art Premium Reserve Roastery in Shanghai
The 30,000-square-foot Starbucks Roastery, the first of its kind in Asia, introduces visitors to a fully immersive coffee wonderland.
Howard Schultz, executive chairman of Starbucks, shown at the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai. It opens to the public on Dec. 6. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom).
Through the looking glass: Starbucks’ first in-store augmented reality experience
Technology at the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai allows visitors to scan anywhere and explore everywhere.
Visitors can point their phones at various locations around the Shanghai Roastery to get an insider's digital look, including peeking inside the massive copper roasting cask, find out about various brewing methods and much more with state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) technology. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom).
Top 10 things to know about the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai
Starbucks’ longest coffee bar in the world, a two-story copper coffee roasting cask and a 3-D printed tea bar are among the things visitors will see.
Highly trained coffee roasters prepare the beans next to the two-story 40-ton copper cask at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai. The cask is covered with 1,000 hand-carved traditonal Chinese chops, or stamps, that tell the story of Starbucks. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom).
Photo gallery: Inside the Shanghai Roastery
Our photographers take you behind the doors and into the largest, most beautiful Starbucks in the world as it opens this week.
More than 80 items are baked fresh onsite daily at the Princi bakery, the first in Asia, inside the Shanghai Roastery. Princi is the exclusive food pairing partner at Starbucks Roasteries. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom).
The biggest, most beautiful Starbucks welcomes the world as it officially opens. Our photographers chronicle the crowds, lights and excitement of the Shanghai Roastery opening.
Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz shows Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma around the Shanghai Roastery. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newroom)
The line snaked around the corner before Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz and Starbucks China ceo Belinda Wong opened the doors for the Shanghai Roastery’s first day.
Customers enter the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai. (Joshua Trujillo / Starbucks Newsroom)