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Starbucks opened its largest store in Shanghai and it's 30000 sq ft

Starbucks opened its largest store in Shanghai and it's 30000 sq ft

While it may not quite be the "magic carpet ride" one senior executive enthusiastically described it as, it's certainly not your neighborhood store either.

The brand of Shanghai, to the decoration made of wood and brass, has a giant barrel containing tons of beans freshly roasted.

As the sounds of Luciano Pavarotti's "Nessun Dorma" play in the background, the sheer scale of the place becomes apparent.

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Coils of long copper pipes crisscross the ceiling, carrying coffee beans from the Copper Cask to the main bar.

Maybe you fancy a smoked butterscotch latte - or an espresso suspended above a chilled vanilla bean breve, known as an Undertow? It also features a Teavana tea bar that was 3D printed using recycled materials, the release said.

Shanghai's Roastery is equipped with 3 coffee bars, including one that is 27 meters (88 feet long) - the longest at any Starbucks, and were handcrafted by premiere Chinese artisans. Highlights include focaccia sandwiches with Parma ham, Italian mozzarella and chocolate chunk with almond cookies.

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You can easily see why we mistook this for a museum. Shanghai location is Starbucks' biggest store to date, and also its most advanced digitally. The specially designed, beautifully finished pieces were handmade by Chinese craftsmen and will eventually be available to purchase. There will also be three bars where baristas would prepare coffee in a variety of ways. The company already has over 600 stores in Shanghai - the largest number of stores in any city where Starbucks has a presence.

Visitors can point their phones at various locations around the Shanghai Roastery (as shown above) to get an insider's digital look, including peeking inside the massive copper roasting cask, find out about various brewing methods and much more with state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) technology. The experience brings to life information about the Starbucks bean-to-cup story. During their journey, customers can earn virtual badges.

The Starbucks Foundation and Starbucks China plan to make charitable donations totaling approximately $20 million USD (RMB 132 million) over the next five years to drive social impact in communities across China. The big news is that now China is the proud owner of biggest Starbucks cafe in the world.

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Customers standing in front of the roasting cask at the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Asia will see a two-story copper vessel adorned with almost 3,000 hand-carved traditional Chinese chops or stamps.


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