Introducing All Things Premium; Starbucks Opens 1st Reserve Store in India
Introducing All Things Premium; Starbucks Opens 1st Reserve Store in India



Tata Starbucks Private Limited celebrates its 10th anniversary with the opening of the first Starbucks Reserve® store in India, Starbucks Reserve® Fort in Mumbai, Maharashtra.


A testament to Starbucks` long-term commitment to elevate the coffee experience in one of the brand’s key growth markets globally, the debut of the Starbucks Reserve® store also commemorates the strong connections the brand has built with customers over the past decade.



A 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Consumer Products Ltd., Tata Starbucks now operates more than 300 stores in 36 cities with over 3,800 partners (employees) who proudly wear the green apron, serving more than 330,000 customers in India every week.


This year, Tata Starbucks marked its largest store expansion in a single year with its entry into 14 new cities.


“India is one of Starbucks fastest-growing markets and we’re proud to open our first Starbucks Reserve store in Mumbai, where our Starbucks journey began a decade ago,” said Michael Conway, group president, International and Channel Development, joining partners for the opening of the Starbucks Reserve Fort Mumbai store.



In addition to the welcoming Third Place experience Starbucks Reserve is known for, the Starbucks Reserve store will further elevate the signature Starbucks experience by introducing an intimate, multi-sensory coffee experience to customers in India.      


“For 10 years, Starbucks has been elevating coffee craftsmanship and bringing unique experiences to our customers in India. We value the strong connections we have with our customers and will continue to innovate and develop to enhance India’s coffee culture,” added Sushant Dash, CEO, Tata Starbucks  by adding that Starbucks Reserve is a selection of the rarest, most extraordinary coffees Starbucks has to offer and transports customers and coffee aficionados to an immersive and personalized coffee journey.

The first Starbucks Reserve store in India


Covering almost 5,200 square feet, the new Starbucks Reserve store is designed to bring the coffee experience to life for customers. The premium coffee experience unique to Starbucks is evident in the new Starbucks Reserve store’s stunning aesthetics. As soon as customers enter the store, they are greeted by the rich aroma of coffee and the monolithic terrazzo Starbucks Reserve bar handcrafted by local artisans. Taking center stage, the Starbucks Reserve bar is set off by renowned architect and artist Ankon Mitra’s undulating sculpture reminiscent of clouds. As customers enter beyond the twin arches, based on Mumbai’s architectural heritage with a modern color palette, they are welcomed by a vibrant floor-to-ceiling mural featuring the Starbucks siren and coffee origin fauna, created by local Mumbai artists Sonal Vasave and Makarand Narkar. The mural comes to life at the tap of a finger through augmented reality (AR) when customers scan the nearby QR code with their Instagram camera.


At the Starbucks Reserve bar, customers can enjoy a lineup of Starbucks Reserve small-lot single origin coffees, some of the most exquisite and rarest coffees in the world, including Bolivia Sol de la Mañana, Rwanda Sholi, Sumatra Kerinci, brewed and served by Starbucks black apron coffee masters. With their coffee expertise, these highly trained coffee masters draw out the complexities of each beverage’s aroma and flavor profile through a variety of methods—including siphon brewing and nitro cold brewing, and the store also includes an innovative specialty Black Eagle espresso machine.


The Starbucks Reserve bar will also offer exclusive hand-crafted beverages including the Vanilla Bean Latte, Dark Chocolate Mocha, Americano Con Crema, Hazelnut Bianco Latte, Shakerato Bianco, Shakerato Bianco Deconstructed, Sparkling Espresso with Mint and Cortado amongst others.



Customers can also experience exclusive Starbucks Reserve food menu which includes Bagel with cream cheese, Scones, Chocolate Cherry Tart and freshly baked items like Butter Croissant, Cocoa Hazelnut Croissant, Onion & Cheese Twist, Chocolate Twist, Cranberry Twist, Multigrain Croissant, Three Cheese Multigrain Croissant, Spiced Paneer in Multigrain Croissant and Herbed Chicken in Multigrain Croissant


An array of stunning Starbucks Reserve merchandise will be available in India for the first time, including elegant black and gold mugs and tumblers that proudly carry the coveted Starbucks Reserve trademark.


Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 through a 50/50 Joint Venture with Tata Consumer Products Ltd and currently operates 300+ stores in India across 36 cities.









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