Coffee lovers will be ecstatic to know that another Starbucks Reserve is opening in NYC at the Empire State Building. The location will take over three floors of the iconic landmark on Wednesday, November 16th, totaling to 23,000-square-feet—about the same size as the Starbucks Reserve Meatpacking District.
The Starbucks Reserve and Roastery in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District made history upon opening in 2018 as the largest roasting plant in Manhattan. Similar to that location, the new Reserve will offer a wide variety of coffee-related experiences.
“For almost three decades we have grown alongside the city of New York, where people from around the world gather to connect, explore, and share ideas. The Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building store will bring people together in this diverse and dynamic city over incredible coffee and food experiences that celebrate human connection, which is at the heart of the Starbucks Experience,” said Mark Ring, svp of U.S. retail at Starbucks.
We got a first look before it opens to the public and let’s just say visitors will get plenty more than their caffeine fix from the Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building! The store will offer tasting flights, interactive coffee workshops and exclusive Princi food items.
Of course, you can expect your loyal favorites from cold brew to cappuccinos, in addition to seasonal specials like their Pumpkin Spice Latte and Peppermint Mocha. However, only at the Empire State Location will customers be able to try Starbucks’ patented brewing technology, Cold Pressed Espresso, that makes for a sweeter, softer and more full bodied shot. The method, using cold water and gentle pressure, will pave ways for inventive new recipes for cold craft coffee.
Furthermore, if you’re looking for something a little stronger than just caffeine, espresso martinis and an array of exclusive new coffee-inspired cocktails will surely do the trick. A flight of new beverages using Cold Pressed Espresso, including the Iced Apple Americano (trust us, like apple pie in a cup) and Sparkling Pistachio Cream Soda!
And you can’t forget about the delicious menu of shareable plates and entrees from Princi that will be available for pairing at both the second floor bar and restaurant, in addition to the concourse level lounge.
Want to leave with more than just a drink in hand? Hear from Starbucks baristas and mixologists with one-of-a-kind coffee workshops. The ticketed classes will provide coffee enthusiasts with a hands-on learning experience like never before, from courses on Espresso Martinis, brewing techniques and more!
The Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building will be the the seventh Reserve store worldwide, with other locations in Seattle, Shanghai, Milan, New York, Tokyo, and Chicago.
Learn more about the new store here.
When: Wednesday, November 16th
Where: The Empire State Building