Starbucks traceability

Starbucks takes huge step in traceability

Starbucks’ new Digital Traceability tool transforms each bag of coffee beans into a digital passport, launching coffee drinkers on a virtual expedition to meet farmers, roasters, and baristas, and to explore coffee-growing regions around the world.
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Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago

Starbucks opens 10,000-square-metre Reserve Roastery in Chicago

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago, United States, opened its doors to the public on 15 November. Located on North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the opening of the Reserve Roastery marks Starbucks’ sixth globally and third in the US. The Chicago roastery joins locations in Seattle, Shanghai, Milan, New York and Tokyo.
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Starbucks Chinese reserve

Starbucks opens flagship Chinese reserve in preserved heritage site

Starbucks has unveiled its flagship Chinese Reserve store in Tianjin. Located in Riverside 66, a Renaissance-style building constructed in 1921, Starbucks says the store reimagines the nearly century-old heritage site. “Over the past 20 years in China, Starbucks has constantly pushed to innovate and reimagine the Third Place experience, to bring people and communities closer together,” says Leo Tsoi, Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and President, Starbucks China – Retail.
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Japanese coffee culture

The flavour master on Japanese coffee culture

Café consultant Hitomi Sato talks to BeanScene about Japanese coffee culture and how it differs to Australia. When Monin Beverage Innovation Manager for Japan and Korea Hitomi Sato touched down in Melbourne, she made a point of experiencing the city’s renowned coffee scene for herself. “Coffee people [from around the world] want to go to Seattle in the United States, Melbourne in Australia, and Milan in Italy to learn about coffee,” Hitomi says. “I went to Patricia Coffee Brewers and it felt really energetic. Customers were taking their time, enjoying it, and talking, and the operation speed was really high.”
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Starbucks sign language China

Starbucks opens first sign language store in China

Starbucks has opened its first signing store in Guangzhou, China, in order to offer more employment opportunities to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The coffee chain says the store will serve as a welcoming hub for those passionate about improving accessibility and experiences for all people and is located near the Guangdong Disabled Association and Guangdong Deaf People Association.
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Starbucks China

Starbucks China unveils first reserve bakery café

Starbucks China has unveiled its first Starbucks Reserve Bakery Café, featuring Italian Princi food. Starbucks says the in-store experience is dedicated to the Starbucks Reserve coffees served alongside artisanal and made-to-order food prepared by Princi bakers onsite every day. 
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