Starbucks Reserve Roasteries debut new holiday merchandise designed by local artists
The holidays have returned to Starbucks Reserve locations, and starting November 9, customers can enjoy favorites such as the Pistachio Latte crafted with Starbucks Reserve® Christmas 2021 while browsing holiday merchandise and coffee inspired gifts.
New this year to the Starbucks Reserve Roasteries are the Community Capsules, a collection of merchandise designed by local artists in Seattle, New York City and Chicago. Each capsule features an assortment of unique merchandise ranging from Chemex® brewers, to drinkware, apparel, and art prints - making them the perfect gifts for loved ones this holiday season.
“We are excited to showcase the beautiful work of local emerging artists at our Starbucks Reserve Roasteries in Seattle, New York and Chicago,” said Levke Haas, Starbucks Reserve director of marketing. “Each piece in the Community Capsules are exquisitely designed and exemplify the signature style of the artists’ work as well as reflect community that we are proud to be a part of.”
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago is featuring the work of David Anthony Geary, a Chicago based artist. Geary - whose Siren mural is displayed on the third level of the Chicago Roastery - designed a Community Capsule that includes a ceramic planter and mug, a bomber jacket, and art prints. As a transdisciplinary artist, this collection reflects the inspiration and ritual built both into Geary’s life and his creative practice.
Exclusive to the New York Roastery, this Community Capsule features five New York City artists’ handcrafted accessories for the Chemex® brewer. Invented by a chemist and immigrant to New York City, the Chemex® brewer serves as the perfect vessel to showcase the talents of the city’s artists.
Camille Beckles teamed up with the New York Roastery to create the Camille at the Wheel Underground: Handcrafted Trivet for Chemex®. This dish was shaped to complement the clean lines of the Chemex® body, while its earthy blue glaze contrasts the brown leather collar and wooden strap attached. Based in Queens, Camille crafts handmade, wheel-thrown ceramics, with a bent toward beautiful utility.
Behind the work of Closed Monday is Brooklyn based artist Bekka Palmer. Her textile brand, known for making baskets and bags out of rope and thread, has created the Closed Mondays Orange Chemex® Hug for the New York Roastery. Inspired by the traditional koozie made for canned beverages, Palmer designed this custom basket accessory to provide protection and warmth to the brewer, or as she describes it, a little hug.
The Littlejohn New York Chemex® Saddle Brown Collar is made with premium full-grain leather and is tailored for the Chemex® Brewer. Marc Littlejohn, the designer, educator and founder of Littlejohn New York, has accumulated over 20 years of manufacturing and design knowledge through his time working with large and small organizations. Honoring the clean lines of the mid century modern aesthetic and his passion for designing products where form follows function, Littlejohn has crafted a piece that celebrates the Chemex® elegant contours with a provocative sleeve of leather.
Known for her collection of home goods and jewelry, Naomi Feuerstein is the artist behind the Overlook Woods Chemex® Bent Wood Brown Collar. Handcrafted in Brooklyn, woodworking is at the heart of Overlook Woods, and this piece includes layers of wooden braids that are stitched together with thread, creating a pliable mesh that appears to defy logic. The result is flexible enough to slide on and off, and strong enough to maintain secure support during a hand pour. Feuerstein’s desire to push wood beyond what is expected results in an interwoven design that evokes togetherness and community.
Tianna Meilinger is the creator of the Vaya Bags Orange Chemex Coozie. Based in Queens, Meilinger designs and creates messenger bags and backpacks out of recycled materials. This easy to snap off Coozie is made from a sailboat awning in fall sunset inspired colors, sewn together beneath the cityscape outline, reflecting Meilinger’s appreciation of nature and unity next to the striking backdrop of the city. This piece also features a suede lined grip section to protect the hand from heat while pouring.
The Seattle collection highlights the work of Eighth Generation, a Seattle based Native-owned company. The founder, Louie Gong, is a Coast Salish artist raised in the Nooksack tribal community. The collection includes a wool blanket, a demi set of four tasting cups, a ceramic tumbler, a mini print, and cedar bow earrings, all featuring native art and designs.
Returning Holiday Mugs and Tumblers
Returning this year is Starbucks Reserve Red Floral Tumbler featuring a festive coffee cherry pattern. This stainless-steel tumbler keeps beverages hot or colder longer. Another seasonal favorite returning this year is the Starbucks Reserve Ceramic Mug Gold, a beautifully crafted, high shine, ceramic mug packaged in a decorative holiday box inspired by coffee cherries. This mug is perfect golden accessory to a hot tea or coffee. Both items are available at all Starbucks Reserve locations for a limited time while supplies last.
Festive Holiday Beverages and Princi Food
Along with new and returning holiday merchandise, Starbucks Reserve locations are welcoming back festive holiday beverages and Princi food.
Starbucks Reserve® Christmas 2021 coffee features notes of candied ginger, orange marmalade, and warm, woodsy, cedar, with a butterscotch sweetness. Starbucks master blenders start with hand selected beans from Hacienda Alsacia, the Starbucks farm in Costa Rica, and then add perfectly aged Sumatran beans and full-bodied coffee from Aceh region of Indonesia- creating a special holiday coffee that pairs well the flavors of the season.
The return of the rich and silky Pistachio Latte is a telltale sign that the holidays are here. A full-bodied taste of the holiday-inspired coffee blend is complemented by the earthy, nutty flavor of pistachio-infused milk. Warmed with a sprinkle of salty-sweet pistachio topping, this buttery delicacy is the sip of the season.
The Pistachio Buttered Rum and Maharaja Chai Nog invokenostalgia with flavors that will fill customers cup with joy. The Pistachio Buttered Rum features Valrhona’s rich Pistachio Paste, Disaronno Originale Amaretto, King’s Ginger Liqueur, Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Dark rum, and Starbucks Reserve® Christmas 2021; and the Maharaja Chai Nog includes Teavana® Maharaja® Chai tea with a blend of Sumatra coconut milk and Elmhurst™ Barista almond milk, Aperol, and Banks 5 Island Rum.
The Princi Panettone Classico is asweet loaf with a light airy texture, rich buttery taste and sweet citrus notes, including candied orange and raisins. With more than 30 hours of artisanship in every batch, heart and soul is baked into this Italian holiday tradition.
For more details about Starbucks Reserve locations and menus, visit: StarbucksReserve.com.