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December 12, 2014
Blocks away from its original store, Starbucks unveils a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to roasting and tasting small-batch beans.
Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with wood tables

The Roastery is located in 1920s building on Seattle's "Auto Row," an area formerly occupied by the city's car dealerships. The design team restored the original facade, and preserved portions of the ceiling and Terrazzo and concrete flooring.

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Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with wood stools and bar

The space is dedicated to roasting the company's small-batch Reserve coffees, which are then distributed to Starbucks locations around the world. 6,654 square feet of the space are occupied by a tasting room and cafe with food pairings.

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Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with wood stools and bar

Reclaimed materials are used throughout the space, which is LEED certified.

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Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with wood stools and bar and roasting machines

The roasting will be done by two machines, the Probat G-120 Roaster and the Probat P25 Roaster. Green coffee beans are transported to the roasters via transparent tubes in the ceiling.

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Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with sitting area

95% of the materials and furnishings used in the Roastery are sourced from the United States.

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Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with sitting area

This facility is the first of at least of 100 stores that will be fully dedicated to the brand's Reserve line.

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Starbucks Roastery in Seattle with wood tables

The Roastery is located in 1920s building on Seattle's "Auto Row," an area formerly occupied by the city's car dealerships. The design team restored the original facade, and preserved portions of the ceiling and Terrazzo and concrete flooring.

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