Tokyo is a city bursting with epic things to check out and boredom is not an option. It is one of the busiest intersections of the world and now another big attraction is added to the list. Starbucks opened the largest Reserve Roastery in Tokyo and it is magnificent.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 1, 2019
Located in Nakameguro, the store is a gigantic 32,000 square feet overtaking the Shanghai roastery as the world’s largest. This isn’t any ordinary outlet, it is the fifth only roastery outlet in the world. They roast their own beans in-house and serve unique drinks and snacks. The other roastery outlets are in Seattle, Milan, New York and Shanghai.
The first floor consists of fresh bakery products and also a cafe. The second floor has the largest Teavana tea room with 20 different kinds of tea and a wall filled with protruding cups. The third floor has an Arriviamo cocktail bar that serves coffee-inspired beverages. And finally, the fourth floor is the largest roasting factory of Starbucks with a lounge room and workspace area.
— HYPEBAE (@hypebae) March 1, 2019
The 4-storey roaster was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and was inspired by the cherry blossom trees that line the nearby Meguro river. Through the glass walls and terrace, customers will be able to gaze out over the sakura trees when they’re in bloom during the peak season.
“What inspired me is being in Japan and bring elements of Japanese culture in the roastery,” said Chief Design Officer Liz Muller. “There is no space like this .. It’s wonderful.”
— Samus Aran ⭐ (Miley) (@SamusAran2020) March 1, 2019
Now I’m jealous. Damn you, Tokyo. This is not fair!
— 🌊NotMyPresident🌊 (@Chris6375) March 1, 2019
— stay positive (@maddz_ts7) March 1, 2019
Starbucks opens its 5th roastery ☕️in Tokyo tomorrow, 2nd in Asia after Shanghai. Can’t deny it’s very pretty, the Instagrammers will eat this up. Kengo Kuma-design w/ ceilings resembling origami folds & metal sakura petals falling.
You can also buy a Kendama toy for ¥5,000. 😱 pic.twitter.com/9igvyDXX29
— Lisa Du (@lisadont) February 27, 2019