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Starbucks opens Roastery and Tasting Room

Starbucks opens roastery in Seattle.
Starbucks opens roastery in Seattle. Image by poolie / CC BY 2.0

Nine blocks away from the original Starbucks store in Pike Place Market, the global coffee and coffeehouse company has opened its first Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. According to the company, the new site will provide coffee drinkers with access to small-batch, freshly roasted coffee beans. Baristas will then use the beans to make beverages using a variety of coffee-making techniques, including French Press, Pour Over, Espresso and many more. The new store is in Capitol Hill, and the company plans to offer 100 similar stores in the next few years. Read more: king5.com