Starbucks opens ‘sanctuary’ in Bali

Starbucks has opened its largest destination in Southeast Asia, the Dewata Coffee Sanctuary in Bali.

“We began sourcing Indonesian coffees more than four decades ago and have always been struck by the sense of community and care for the coffee journey at every step,” said Kevin Johnson, Starbucks CEO. “The Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary amplifies our passion for the coffee journey, our ongoing commitment to Indonesia’s rich coffee culture, and our tireless pursuit of fostering moments of connection between our partners and customers.”

The almost 2,000m2 store includes a 100m2 coffee farm out the front as well as a seedling nursery on the second floor open to the public. Visitors are shown the entire coffee process, from planting to processing to brewing.

The store is one of Starbucks’ Reserve stores, upscale versions of the coffee giant’s typical offerings. The Dewata Coffee Sanctuary is Indonesia’s 10th Reserve location, one of 185 globally.

Starbucks will open two new Reserve roasteries this year in Tokyo and Chicago.