Starbucks is opening its first ever store in Italy, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan in the Piazza Cordusio. Arguably the most beautiful Starbucks store to-date, the new Milan Roastery will pay homage to the Italian coffee culture by offering customers an immersive coffee experience, accompanied by a host of new-to-Starbucks features.
The Reserve Roastery Milan will host a fully-functioning Scolari coffee roaster, a first-of-its-kind Milanese bronze unfolding cask, a wood-fronted main bar featuring Italian fluting and Tuscany-source marble, and an Arriviamo Bar serving cocktails and food. The Roastery will also introduce Starbucks’ first-ever affogato station, serving serve made-to-order single-batch ice cream.
To celebrate the Italian Roastery’s opening, Starbucks’ US locations will debut a new beverage called the Cordusio, an espresso-forward mocha with a light dusting of cocoa powder. The drink’s name comes from the Reserve Roastery Milan’s Piazzo Cordusio location.
The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milan will open to the public on September 7. Check out the beautiful Italian coffee shop above and share your thoughts.