It is so true that I have done a lot of traveling this year. I always love it most when a travel experience leaves a mark in my heart that stays after the trip has come to an end. I spent a weekend with my longtime best friend Lisa and gosh, we had a ball in NYC! We ran across the Starbucks Reserve in NYC and oh my gosh, it was an amazing adventure. We were on our way to Chelsea Market for lunch when we came across the huge doors and stopped to admire. I then realized that it was a giant, fabulous and unique Starbucks, none other than the Starbucks Reserve in NYC. Lisa and I did not hesitate. We opened those giant doors and wandered right in. Immediately we were awed by the energy as a whole. I am so excited to share some of my highlights with you from that wonderful visit to Starbucks Reserve in NYC!
But wait, before I share all the fun of the adventure I want to give you this free printable. It is perfect for everyday sharing of kindness and also would make a great Valentine. You can download and print it. I recommend printing on watercolor paper or card stock.
I printed it and made a Valentine that is already on our board.
Let me start with the literature immediately available once inside the doors. Because the Starbucks Reserve in NYC is a tad overwhelming with opportunities for drinking coffee drinks, learning about coffee, eating gourmet meals and desserts and did I say drinking coffee drinks; having access to this literature made a huge difference. There were menus and a giant fold-out map. I am serious, a map! It was like being in a coffee wonderland.
We opted to explore the roasting experience first. The setup is super cool. Watching the beans travel over our heads made for a silly kind of fun experience. It felt like being a kid in a candy factory.
We next explored the bar, Arriviamo. We bellied right up to the bar,
I ordered an Orange Coffee Tonic.
Our barista was fascinating to talk with and to watch work. This drink had many steps, each done with meticulous care.
We explored the rest of the Starbucks Reserve in NYC, bought some fun things to bring home and took a ton more photographs. I love this one of Lisa taking a picture.
What I admire most about Starbucks Reserve in NYC is the attention to every little detail. The restrooms are downstairs and on the way there are live plants and information for consumers to learn and grow.
I guess what this whole post amount to is this, if you are headed to NYC go to Starbucks Reserve. Whether you are a coffee love like me or just love awesome experiences, this place is phenomenal.
Cheers to Coffee, Friendship, Travel and of course…Starbucks!