Seattle’s New Tourist Hotspot: Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
Starbucks rules the world… and even more so dominates Seattle and its coffee scene. What else would they do other than create a tourist-focused experience to see how the coffee is roasted and the different ways to taste it? Located in hip Capitol Hill, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is the new place in Seattle to fuel your coffee addiction.
What I loved most about the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is the usual relaxing decoration and the new variations on brewing coffee. Aside from the standard espresso machine and coffee press, as well as the swanky Clover machines and Mod Bar Pour-Overs, you can also try coffee brewed with Siphons and Chemex. A visit to the Roastery is a great way to experiment with the brew methods and espresso drinks special to the place and expand your knowledge and preferences in the coffee world.
There are also a good amount of new drinks on the menu at the Roastery that all sound delicious! Aside from the standard drinks on Starbucks’ menus around the world, you’ll find these drinks exclusively here: orange-flavored Americano con Crema, Iced Sparkling Espresso with Mint (Who knew this could taste so good?) and the Shakerato. The Roastery also has a three syrups created in-store: Demerara (like brown sugar), Madagascar Vanilla Bean and Orange-Piloncillo (bringing back the Valencia syrup!).
Because it has to do with Starbucks, it is obviously busy all the time. Generally a weeknight will be less busy than the weekends. The best time to be there though is when the coffee roasting machines are up and running, so you can see how the Special Reserve beans are created. After tasting the coffee options at the Roastery, grab a table across the room at Tom Douglas’ Serious Pie restaurant.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is open daily from 7am to 11pm.
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