Starbucks is stepping up again opening their super-sized gourmet location in Chicago.
We are shook and super excited about this news! I bet we are all looking forward to seeing this super-sized gourmet location of Starbucks. Last April, the coffee giant announced that its super-sized Roastery is planned to open in 2019. Their new Roastery is 43,000 square foot four-story building located in Chicago.
They also added that once the location is open, they will serve small-bath coffees, serve specialty cocktail inspired beverages, and bake artisan food in-house.
The inspiration for the new super-sized Roastery is base on their Seattle location. Let’s take a look inside!
You can’t miss the Seatle Roastery because it is eye-catching it’s only nine blocks away from the first Starbucks shops. The location uses the first iteration of the chain’s mermaid logo — the ubiquitous green mermaid is nowhere to be found at the upscale location.
It isn’t your average Starbucks Coffee Shop. Walking inside the roastery is like a dream land for coffee lovers. You can see the freshly roasted beans sit in gleaming containers, ready to be ground and brewed.
The Roastery offers a chance to see the entire process of creating coffee, from the silos holding green, unroasted beans to the finished cup of coffee.
The Roastery has a menu unlike any other, with drinks like the Shakerato (espresso shaken with ice and a hint of demerara syrup).
Customers can order coffee flights, such as the cold-brew flight, a pick that allows customers to test cold brew next to nitro cold brew.
Cold beverages are a focus at the Roastery. In addition to a line of cold-brew drinks, the location also has an entire affogato menu, for espresso poured over locally made ice cream.
Beyond new recipes, the Roastery also showcases different coffee-preparation methods, like siphoning.
The Roastery’s offerings change daily and seasonally, depending on what beans are finished roasting, as well as on what baristas and other Starbucks workers want to test.
In addition to selling coffee, the Roastery sells a good deal of merchandise.
It also has a library, which has become a go-to meeting place for businesses based in the area, like Microsoft and Amazon.
A trip to the Roastery is a peek into the future of Starbucks and we are excited to see more of this in the future.