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The futuristic Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan, which opened its doors in September 2018, serves cocktails alongside fresh coffee and is so large that customers can grab a map to navigate through the space. In the photo, coffee is roasted in the Starbucks branch

Is THIS the future of coffee shops? Whimsical Milan Starbucks serves cocktails and is similar to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory – and is so big that you need a MAP to find your way around

  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery, in Milan, opened its doors in September 2018
  • The futuristic space serves cocktails and pizza in addition to fresh coffee
  • Customers can view the & # 39; bean to cup & # 39; process with fantastic machines
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With its copper pipes and towering barrels, this vast space seems to stand out from the pages of a fantastic children's book.

But the extraordinary room is actually a Starbucks branch – although it probably looks very different from your local coffee shop.

The futuristic Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan, which opened its doors in September 2018, serves cocktails and pizza alongside fresh coffee and is so large that customers can grab a map to navigate through the space.

The futuristic Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan, which opened its doors in September 2018, serves cocktails alongside fresh coffee and is so large that customers can grab a map to navigate through the space. In the photo, coffee is roasted in the Starbucks branch

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The futuristic Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Milan, which opened its doors in September 2018, serves cocktails alongside fresh coffee and is so large that customers can grab a map to navigate through the space. In the photo, coffee is roasted in the Starbucks branch

With its copper pipes and towering barrels, the vast space (photo) looks like it was popped from the pages of a fantastic children's book - but it is actually a Starbucks monastery

With its copper pipes and towering barrels, the vast space (photo) looks like it was popped from the pages of a fantastic children's book - but it is actually a Starbucks monastery

With its copper pipes and towering barrels, the vast space (photo) looks like it was popped from the pages of a fantastic children's book – but it is actually a Starbucks monastery

Customers strolling past the historic Palazzo Delle Poste building (photo) on Piazza Cordusio are greeted by a breathtaking space with marble floors and high ceilings

Customers strolling past the historic Palazzo Delle Poste building (photo) on Piazza Cordusio are greeted by a breathtaking space with marble floors and high ceilings

Customers strolling past the historic Palazzo Delle Poste building (photo) on Piazza Cordusio are greeted by a breathtaking space with marble floors and high ceilings

Customers strolling past the historic Palazzo Delle Poste building on Piazza Cordusio are greeted by a breathtaking space with marble floors and high ceilings.

The beautiful marble marble floor of the Roastery is handmade in the traditional Palladian style, while the entrance wall has the Starbucks history engraved in brass.

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Customers can explore this wall with their phone via an augmented reality app that gives them access to more about the history of the company and the art and science of coffee.

In the middle of the location, customers are invited to observe the & # 39; bean to cup & # 39; process.

The most glamorous bar in the building is upstairs and specializes in both beans and spirits. The Starbucks cocktail bar, called Arriviamo, serves beer, wine and cocktails, composed by a mixologist, all made with coffee or tea

The most glamorous bar in the building is upstairs and specializes in both beans and spirits. The Starbucks cocktail bar, called Arriviamo, serves beer, wine and cocktails, composed by a mixologist, all made with coffee or tea

The most glamorous bar in the building is upstairs and specializes in both beans and spirits. The Starbucks cocktail bar, called Arriviamo, serves beer, wine and cocktails, composed by a mixologist, all made with coffee or tea

This massive barrel, made locally from polished brass, is the place where all coffee beans rest after roasting. Customers can take a look when they walk by

This massive barrel, made locally from polished brass, is the place where all coffee beans rest after roasting. Customers can take a look when they walk by

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This massive barrel, made locally from polished brass, is the place where all coffee beans rest after roasting. Customers can take a look when they walk by

The green beans are processed in a 22ft bronze roasting vessel that periodically unfolds like a flowering flower and rotates, giving customers a rare glimpse of the degassing phase of the coffee bean roasting process.

To make the whole process more pleasant, you can do this while enjoying a freshly baked dough or pizza from a wood oven.

Downstairs is a bar where coffee meets craftsmanship, with traditional espresso drinks and characteristic Roastery creations that share the spotlight.

The most glamorous bar in the building is upstairs and specializes in both beans and spirits. The Starbucks cocktail bar, called Arriviamo, serves beer, wine and cocktails, composed by a mixologist, all made with coffee or tea

The most glamorous bar in the building is upstairs and specializes in both beans and spirits. The Starbucks cocktail bar, called Arriviamo, serves beer, wine and cocktails, composed by a mixologist, all made with coffee or tea

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Rocco Princi & # 39; s ultimate baking tool. Built brick by brick here by masons and artisans, it is finished with roughly cut porfido giallo limestone from Lombardy

Affogato station where ice is made with liquid nitrogen, shown

Affogato station where ice is made with liquid nitrogen, shown

Affogato station where ice is made with liquid nitrogen, shown

Slow-brew methods and techniques that combine art with science encourage you to linger in the multisensory experience.

At the end of the Roastery's main coffee bar on the ground floor is a theatrical mix of food and drink called & # 39; Fire and Ice & # 39 ;.

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A line of siphons with glowing flames for making coffee sits next to an affogato station that creates ice with liquid nitrogen and generates clouds of puffy, white vapor with every handmade batch.

The most glamorous bar in the building is upstairs and specializes in both beans and spirits. The Starbucks cocktail bar, called Arriviamo, serves beer, wine and cocktails, composed by a mixologist, all made with coffee or tea.

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