Italy’s First Starbucks Is Stunning And Massive With A Complete Coffee Roasting Facility Inside!

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan has exotic coffee, cocktails, and wood-fired ovens

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (6)Source: Starbucks

Raise your hand if you were unaware that Italy was never home to a single Starbucks outlet until early this month! That’s right, despite having over 27,000 Starbucks outlets located all around the world, the first Starbucks in Italy just opened its doors in Milan on 6th September.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (7)The roastery’s mosaic floor was inspired by a traditional technique used in Northern Italy! Source: Starbucks

Designed as a homage to the Italian espresso culture that inspired ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to shape the coffee chain giant into what we know today, Italy’s flagship outlet is a massive 2300 sqm roastery.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (5)Only 2 other Starbucks roasteries exist in the world – one in Seattle and another in Shanghai! Source: @starbucksnewsroom

This means that unlike most Starbucks outlets, it’s designed for a more upscale experience, with a state-of-the-art coffee roasting facility, a 10m-long marble bar, an in-house bakery with a wood-fired oven, and Starbucks’ first-ever affogato station equipped inside!

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (3)Source: @sodatsu_neru

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (10)This is Starbucks’ first affogato station, where ice cream will be mixed with a shot of espresso using liquid nitrogen!  Source: Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (1)Princi Bakery. Source: @francinesegan

Customers can enjoy limited batches of rare and exotic coffees sourced from 30 different countries, freshly-baked artisanal pastries and pizzas from the famed local baker, Rocco Princi, and be spoilt with an extensive beverage menu.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (8)Source: Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano

Boasting 115 coffee selections and over 100 cocktail creations, techniques like pour over, Chemex coffee brewing, siphon, and cold brew are used, and some of the drinks are exclusive to the roastery!

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (4)Source: @jin_0681

True to Milan’s timeless architecture and fashion-forward trends, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan is grand, filled with elegant brass fixtures, and completed with a glass ceiling for natural light to stream in. Located conveniently in the city’s Palazzo delle Poste which is just streets away from iconic landmarks like the Duomo di Milano, it’s practically an attraction itself!

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (2)Source: @giviem

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan (9)Source: Starbucks

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan
Address: Via Cordusio, 3, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Opening Hours: 7AM – 10PM Daily

Featured image source: MTL Blog 

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