Starbucks opens café built from recycled shipping containers in Taiwan

Starbucks has opened a 320-square-metre, two-story store in Taiwan built that uses 29 shipping containers to form its structure. It is the first retailer to open a storefront in the yet-to-be launched Hualien Bay Mall. “This drive thru location is built to meet customer needs, both today and in the long-term,” Starbucks says in a press release.
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Starbucks to open Reserve Roastery in Italy

The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan will open its doors for the first time on 7 September. The new roastery will operate out of a converted post office in Palazzo della Poste on the Piazza Cordusio. Howard Schultz, Founder of Starbucks, credits a trip to Milan in 1983 for inspiring the company that became Starbucks.
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