Shanghai now lays claim to the world’s biggest Starbucks! The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai offers the “first fully immersive coffee experience in Asia,” meaning it boasts an 88-ft long co ee bar, an in-house bakery and a two-storey roasting cask. The 30,000 square feet shop is twice as big as the average Starbucks and twice as big as the Seattle flagship roastery in Seattle. Items on the menu can be viewed on an app with details of each item. Not in Shanghai? You can visit the store virtually from Tmall, all compliments of Alibaba. Starbucks trivia: there is a Starbucks opening in China every 15 hours. By 2020, there will be 5,000 shops in the country. ♦

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