December 14, 2018

My New City Oasis: NYC, Meet Starbucks Reserve Roastery


 Hello lovelies! I know I’ve talked to you guys about spaces a ton lately, and how much they can impact productivity and creativity. I find myself gravitating toward places that inspire me, while allowing me to concentrate on the task at hand. It’s rare to find a space that meets your necessities throughout the day – from breakfast to drinks with a friend to cap the day. That was until this week, at least! 

This week I had the privilege of experiencing Starbucks new Reserve Roastery first hand, and I have to tell you guys, I already see myself living here part-time. You might be wondering, a Starbucks what the what? So let’s dive right in!

Starbucks Reserve is a selection of the world’s most unique coffee + roasts, which can be found under one roof in various locations. There are currently a few Reserve locations throughout the city, but today Starbucks opens the doors to their first ever NYC Roastery. A Starbucks Reserve Roastery is an immersive expression of the brand’s passion for coffee - something we most definitely have in common. ;) It’s a destination where coffee lovers can find some of the most extraordinary coffee Starbucks has to offer and experience it through various channels. What can you do in a Roastery, you may ask? I think the better question is what *can’t* you do!

When you walk in, you’re immediately taken aback by the many experiences that await you. You can start at the Main Bar, where Reserve-exclusive coffee beans are continuously transported into the silos behind the super friendly baristas and brewed into perfection. I, myself, indulged a cup of their Roastery-exclusive Patheon Blend and it was just what my 9:00 a.m. brain needed! There’s also a selection of freshly baked goods from the Princi bakery... and with that we go to the back of the space!

In the Princi Bakery you can find a mix of artisanal pizzas, pastries and breads. Every item on the menu is sourced without compromise - which is a major plus!

If you walk across the floor, you'll find yourself staring at the enormous copper cask - the vessel where all beans rest after roasting (in-house!), and from there are pumped into the Main Bar’s silos I mentioned before. It’s a beauty and it’s massive - but a surprisingly silent system that won’t distract you from any work or conversations you may be having. Throughout the space you’ll find touches that celebrate unique meatpacking district “design elements” - which I think was just brilliantly done by Starbucks!

Down the steps you’ll find the Experience Bar - one of my personal favorite nooks in the Roastery. Here you can delve deeper into the sensory experience and innovation behind the coffee craft and learn from the most knowledgeable coffee experts. If you’re a coffee lover like myself, you’ll never want to leave this space.

Heading back up and past all of the gorgeous, city-inspired Reserve collection, you’ll find yourself at the Arriviamo Bar, a craft cocktail bar inspired by tea and - you guessed it - coffee! This space was designed with the Italian tradition of aperitivo in mind, and it’s perfect for any after-hours activities or just to kick back after a long day of work and enjoy a nice cocktail.

Do you now understand why I never want to leave? The Roastery is truly an oasis from the madness of the city, where you can “choose your own adventure” sort of speak. From breakfast, to lunch, to an afternoon pick me up, or even an evening toast - the ambiance and offerings found in this space are like no other!

xo,
Chels
This post is sponsored by Starbucks. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Chelsea as of Late.
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  1. Looks like such a cool coffee bar!

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