The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room: Photos
Last Saturday morning, I went to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, and hunkered down for a bit, writing my second book. The first was Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody. As I sat writing, a Portland photographer, Ari Hiller, took photos of the store. I sat working, unaware of him, who he was, or that he was taking photos.
Ari made his way into the library area of the Roastery, and began taking pictures of the coffee packaging area. Through the window in the Roastery library, you can actually watch Reserve coffee being packaged, which will later be shipped to over 1,000 Starbucks Reserve locations. This caught my attention. For a long time, I’d thought about featuring more pictures of the Roastery, and in particular the area where you can watch coffee being labeled, before shipping. I made small talk with the gentleman next me, Ari Hiller, and asked him about the pictures he was taking. Turns out, he was visiting the Roastery from Portland, and he’d already heard of my site. We talked more, exchanged emails, and now I present to you the photos from that day: The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room photos, by Ari Hiller.
By the way, here’s the coffee packaging area – I took the photo below with my phone:
Hope you enjoy the Roastery photos! If you want to visit, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room is open seven days a week, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and it is located at 1124 Pike Street, on the edge of Seattle’s downtown, Capitol Hill, and First Hill neighborhoods. It’s at the corner of Pike and Melrose, one block east of the large intersection of Pike and Boren.
And don’t forget that you have the chance to win a Roastery Card with $50 on it – click through for more details!
@Purple1 – I’m writing about Starbucks again. I have more stories to include but I’m trying to make this book include more history stories of Starbucks too. I’ve been doing a lot of research using the Seattle Times historical archives. I need a lot more information about Starbucks pre-1982.
Thank you so much, Melody for sharing Ari’s photography with us. The Roastery is a beautiful store and it is great to see more and more of it.
Really beautiful pictures! I noticed the Frappuccino snowman advertising picture on your facebook page and would love to see more older ads like that on your blog or in your next book.
@BeckyE – I was working on research about Starbucks for book #2 and found that Frappuccino snowman ad. So cute! There were some adorable ads for Strabucks products in the 1990s and early 2000s!!
I have a few of those kind Starbucks history lessons here:
Though Frosty the Snowman was so cute, maybe he should be a blog post!
I simply cannot wait to visit this on my first ever trip to Seattle! Just might happen this year – the pictures are simply amazing – i could certainly spend hours here.
Beautiful atmosphere! And I adore the new Ethiopia Konga packaging!
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What more can you say but beautiful photos. Thanks Ari and Melody. What is the topic of your second book?