Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Coffee in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Pinch yourself before you enter the newish and (so far) unique Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Even the most cynical Starbucks-phobe will probably find something to like here – be it the tasting menu (three 8oz brews for $15), the coffee library, the huge copper casks, the micro- and small-batch roasters or the custom-made retro furniture.

This huge, hip high church to the joys of coffee drinking is the antithesis of everything Starbucks-y that has gone before. It is Starbucks going back to its roots and attempting to emulate its newer and hipper competition, and the results are encouraging. Both coffee and service are excellent too.