Starbucks fans in the city won’t have to wait much longer for the highly anticipated Starbucks Reserve Bar to open inside Pacific Centre (700 West Pender Street).
The 4,000-square-foot location is scheduled to debut tomorrow (December 11) at 5:30 a.m., which will make it the largest Starbucks Reserve Bar and overall Starbucks store in Canada.
Identified by its massive footprint and upscale interior, this store is almost two-and-a-half times larger than its regular counterparts. Highlights include wooden elements, lush greenery, and plenty of Starbucks Reserve memorabilia.
Guests will find rare, small-lot coffees at this location, which can be brewed using a variety of methods, including Siphon, Clover, Chemex, Nitro Cold Brew taps, and more. It will be an interactive experience for those who choose to sit at the expansive bar—baristas will be available to answer any questions while they prepare the caffeinated drinks in front of customers.
A rotating selection of coffees will also be available, which will kick-off with the Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2018 blend (sweet mandarin and mulled-spice flavours), Aged Sumatra (cedar and sweet black licorice notes), and Panama Carmen Estate (floral, lemon, and praline notes).
Other handcrafted items that will be served include a velvety Hazelnut Bianco Latte (Starbucks Reserve espresso with housemade steamed hazelnut praline-infused milk) and a Cold Brew Float (cold brew with a scoop of vanilla ice cream). A number of specialty food items can also be found exclusive to this coffee outlet.
Scroll through the photos below for the peek inside the soon-to-open store.