China's budding coffee culture propels Starbucks

An augmented reality app is used in the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai China

An augmented reality app is used in the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai China

"The affinity we have built with our partners and customers over the past 18 years in China is special and we knew we must bring the Reserve Roastery, our boldest, most premium store ever, to Shanghai", said its founder and chairman, Howard Schultz.

Starbucks is looking to leverage its huge growth in China, which is now the brand's fastest growing market, where a new store opens every 15 hours.

It is the first Reserve Roastery to launch in Asia and follows the launch of the inaugural Seattle Roastery three years ago. The Shanghai location is Starbucks' second, and twice as large as the Roastery in Seattle. And on a pure design level, Shanghai Roastery is a wow.

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A two-story, 40-ton copper cask adorned with.

The Roastery cafe includes three wooden coffee bars and a dedicated bar that offers China's traditional drink, tea.

Customers are able to watch the entire roasting process and it's interactive. "Using only the finest tea ingredients in the world, tea curators handcraft unexpected creations with tea mixology as well as nitrogen and tea".

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Starbucks furnishes the Shanghai Roastery with Chinese culture-rich decor, blended with the latest trend of augmented reality. There's also an on-site bakery with enough carbs from famed Italian baker Rocco Princi to keep you fueled as you explore Starbucks' first-ever augmented reality experience.

The Roastery will have 400 employees who can serve up to 550 people at a time, the company claims. Each step of the way, customers unlock virtual badges that, at the end, can be redeemed for the Roaster's custom social media filter.

A Starbucks "partner" makes a siphon brew in the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai, China. Starbucks already operates more than 3,000 stores in the country and 2,000 more by 2021. And if such a thing exists, the new Shanghai shop is probably it.

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The biggest Starbucks in the world is headed to China: The coffee behemoth will unveil its newest fancy Roastery location in Shanghai on December 6, occupying a whopping 30,000 feet.

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