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Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Shanghai, China

Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Shanghai, China

Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Shanghai, China

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai is the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery outside the U.S., the second-largest Starbucks in the world with a 30000 square feet area and a tribute to coffee and tea. Opened in December 2017, this mammoth location is 300 times bigger than an average coffee shop.

My Daughter, Son-in-law and Granddaughter outside the Starbucks Roastery in China

My Daughter, Son-in-law and Granddaughter outside the Starbucks Roastery in China

This is the second Starbucks Roastery to open after the first one in Seattle, Washington in 2014 which is about half the size of this Roastery.

It is Starbucks' first-ever in-store Augmented Reality Experience enabling customers to simply point their phones at key features around the Roastery to bring to life information about the Starbucks bean-to-cup story to commemorate their visit.

It has an in-house roasting facility, serves gourmet food baked in-house with 3 coffee bars, a special 3-D printed Teavana tea bar made entirely from recycled materials. It features Starbucks' longest coffee bar in the world at 88 feet in length.

Get an amusement park-like experience with bustling crowds, whizzing pipes and a gift shop. It is usually packed with customers and at peak times the crowd lines out the door.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai China

The signature copper cask, like the one in Seattle, is a two-storey, 40-ton copper cask adorned with more than 1000 traditional Chinese hand-engraved stamps is located in the centre of the store. The iconic cask connects to the 3 coffee bars with pneumatic copper piping replenishing the coffee silos.

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It has unique beverage menu items, numbering more than 100, not found at any other Starbucks in China.

An inside view of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Shanghai

An inside view of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Shanghai

The exclusive space design is inspired by coffee and made exclusively in China for China, not to be repeated again, like the ceiling consisting of 10,000 handmade wooden hexagon-shaped tiles inspired by the locking of an espresso shot on an espresso machine.

It employs more than 30 skilled Chinese bakers and chefs. Over 80 menu items will be baked fresh every day.

If you live in China or are visiting Shanghai do make it a point to visit this amazing Starbucks,

© 2021 Rajan Singh Jolly

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