[Seattle Food] Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Starbucks is probably not a destination on its own in Seattle, but its flagship Starbucks Reserve Roastery at 1124 Pike Street is worth a visit. It is quite different from the local Starbucks we see everywhere.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Coffee
The Coffee We Had

Spring 2018 Trip Day 2 Itinerary

Winter 2018 Day 1 Itinerary


What We Did

Starbucks Reserve Roastery is massive and more like a large food & drink hall than a coffee shop. There are a lot of things to explore, including the roastery with various machines. They offered different kinds of coffee roasts and blends which were not seen in normal Starbucks stores. Bread, sandwiches, pastries, and cakes are all available here with a lot of selections. The store is decentralized with 4 bars and the main bakery called princi.

Princi
Princi

I visited the store in both my spring and winter 2018 trips. All the photos here are all from my winter trip.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Bar
The Bar

It was always very crowded at any time. I was surprised by its size upon entering during my first visit. We took some time to walk through the store, but it was impossible to see everything in a short period of time. We were awed by the roasting machines, the decoration, the merchandise, and the numerous food and drink options. The food and the drinks here are all more pricey than the regular Starbucks stores. It did have unique and different coffee bean selections.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Small Batch Roaster
Small Batch Roaster

A huge section of the room is for their roasting facilities. These roasters and silos make the store very worth visiting. During my winter visit, I was lucky to see that the small batch roaster was in motion.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Silos
The Silos

Conclusion

This is a great place to learn how coffee beans get roasted and managed. All the machines are visible, and it was wonderful to see them working. The coffee here is expensive. It is worth a try, but I wouldn’t come here for my daily coffee needs.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Address: 1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Info: Website

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