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Starbucks is opening its largest ever store

(Source: sg.style.yahoo.com)

From Cosmopolitan UK

Starbucks is opening its largest shop ever – and it looks like a real-life Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory … but for coffee. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai, which opens Dec. 5, is a whopping 30,000 square feet. That’s more than half an acre devoted to coffee.

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Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

The 88-foot coffee bar was handcrafted by Chinese artisans and will be the longest Starbucks coffee bar in the world. As soon as you walk in, you’ll see a towering two-story, 40-tonne hand-engraved copper cask that replenishes the coffee silos throughout the shop.

Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

The shop will also have a bakery and cafe with more than 80 menu items baked fresh daily.

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Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai will also have a Teavana Bar, complete with tea curators who create custom drinks using tea and nitrogen – faaaancy!

Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

Plus, when you whip out your phone and point at key features in the shop, you can live the first-ever Starbucks augmented reality experience, with prompts explaining where, exactly, those beans came from before landing in your cup.

Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

Photo credit: Starbucks

This is the second-ever Starbucks Roastery – the first is in Seattle. If you can’t wait for one to come to the UK and have always dreamed of a theme park-life coffee experience, better book a flight.

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