A Coffee Wonderland

Seattle is the birthplace of Starbucks, and home to the most exciting coffee shop I have ever been to. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room is the coffee equivalent to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, there are whirring tubes filled with freshly roasted coffee, spinning pools of aromatic beans, and beautiful copper vats filled with dreams and wishes…

This place was designed to celebrate coffee. The people giving demonstrations in the middle of the room were high energy and witty, and the staff serving coffee were amiable and helpful. I ended up trying the cold-brew flight, which had both their regular cold brew and their nitro cold brew, along with the iced sparkling espresso with mint (which Ben and I agree should be called the coffito = mojito+coffee).

I absolutely loved the nitro cold brew, and will be first in line if they roll it out to other Starbucks locations. Hint, Hint, Starbucks…..

If you go…

  • Consider going to both famous Starbucks locations in Seattle – The Original Starbucks at the Pike’s Place Market, is just 9 blocks away and the walk between them is full of fun stops
  • Try something new!  There were so many coffee treats I had never heard of I wish I could have tried more
  • Take some time to ask someone about the coffees, everyone I spoke to was very knowledgable and happy to share

 

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Original Starbucks

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Downtown Seattle