This Is The Biggest Starbucks In The World… And It’s Beyond Awesome.

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The pipes leading from the ceiling to the coffee bins give the space a factory feel.

Oh, Starbucks. How I love and simultaneously loathe you. Sure, many complain about the prices (myself included), but Starbucks coffee is reliable in a pinch, especially when you're not in a neighborhood with any local roasters. I am a consumer of convenience, mostly...but I do enjoy a good salted caramel latte.

Nine blocks away from their original Pike Place location in Seattle, is this behemoth: The world's largest Starbucks. It is the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, and the space brings Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to mind: Beans literally move through pipes and into bins where the baristas collect them to brew you a fresh cup of joe! The idea was to create a roastery connected to a cafe, so that Starbucks' loyal customers could see how their coffee was made. The end result beautiful: A large-scale, high-concept design and a LOT of coffee. Despite my back-and forth relationship with Starbucks, even I can't argue with that. Let's all go immediately.


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Baristas behind the counter: Are they wearing the green apron?

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This is definitely different than your average Starbucks.

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The Roastery is where coffee consumers can join with coffee producers.

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Customers can explore and inspect the large-scale roasters.

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Starbucks wanted a way for their customers to feel more connected with how their coffee is made.

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Customers can choose their bean, and the coffee will be ground and brewed for them on the spot.

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The wooden and minimal design reflects the Starbucks brand.

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Starbucks says that the Roastery is a way for them to move into the future.

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