NT Assure visited the brand new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan last week – the first of it’s kind in Europe.
The team enjoyed a tour of the historic Poste building in the Piazza Cordusio, perfectly converted to house not only a coffee shop, but a roasting and packing line, a cocktail bar, a Princi bakery fully kitted out with a stone oven for the perfect Italian pizzas. There were dozens of amazing pastries and tarts to indulge in, as well as a vast range of exciting merchandise to browse.
They experienced siphon coffee using rare Hawaii roasted beans, the innovative nitro-affogato (Gelato made with nitrogen, made right in front of your eyes with a pour over of espresso), and the best Princi lasagne.
It was an eye opening day to see how the teams worked together, and how foodservice, retail and manufacturing came together under one roof to create a new and innovative concept within a wonderful city.