Known for its cozy coffee shops and drive-thru services, Starbucks originally opened in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and since then, it has been one of the most popular coffee house chains around the world.
After its rapid expansion, the brand has grown steadily all over the years and now has over 30,000 stores all over the world.
However, unbeknownst to some, there are certain countries that have roastery reserves where patrons can visit and enjoy the coffee.
So, What’s a Starbucks Reserve?
Starbucks Reserve is a selection of the rarest, most extraordinary coffees Starbucks has to offer. It also offers an “ultra-premium coffee experience” where coffee is an art, developing a unique roast for each individual to experiment with. (Read: 3 Coffee Dessert Recipes to Jumpstart Your Day)
“Starbucks Reserve is our commitment to push even further, scouring the world for its most exceptional beans while evolving the coffeehouse experience to something surprising and multi-sensory,” its website read.
There are currently six in operation worldwide and there are 43 coffee bars preparing Starbucks Reserve products.
What Do They Offer?
Starbucks Reserve offers ultra-premium, exotic, rare, and exquisite coffees!
According to Primer, Starbucks Reserve’s ultra-premium coffee experience is “centered on process, product, engagement, and presentation as its four pillars.”
These branches also offer an exclusive menu of espresso-based drinks– such as espresso con panna and cortado.
They also offer pastries and savory food like shakerato bianco, affogato, and kouign amann!
The American coffeehouse’s Starbucks Reserve Program began in 2010, initially through online sales and a small number of its retail locations, selling small-batch arabica coffees. (Read: 7 Online Shops That Deliver Ready-to-Drink Coffee)
Since then, it has continued to spread out across the globe, including in the Philippines. Other locations around the world are in China, Italy, and Japan.
Starbucks Reserve first launched in the Philippines in 2014 and now at least 12 branches in Metro Manila.
Why not collect your stickers while visiting the Starbucks Reserve branches below?
- S Maison, Conrad Manila
- The Grove, Rockwell
- The Podium, Ortigas
- Power Plant Mall, Rockwell
- Assembly Grounds, The Rise
- Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons
- Ayala Malls Manila Bay
- 14 Jupiter, Makati
- SM North Towers, Quezon City
- Eight Forbestown
- Keyland Centre
- Central Square
- Signa Designer Residences