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Starbucks opens first store in Turks and Caicos

Starbucks has opened its first store in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, on 14 October.

Caribbean Coffee Traders is behind the move, a consortium led by Margaritaville Caribbean Group that holds exclusive rights to operate Starbucks in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

“This milestone demonstrates our commitment and enthusiasm for the region and our optimism for the opportunities ahead. We are excited to become the island’s hub for coffee, connection and community,” says Ian Dear, Chairman of the Margaritaville Caribbean Group.

The pink-exterior store is located on the Grand Turk Cruise Port and features 100 per cent ethically sourced arabica coffee.

The store represents Starbucks’ 81st market globally and the 20th market in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

“We are delighted to open our first store in the tropical and exotic island of Turks and Caicos,” says Tim Grever, Director of Operations for Starbucks Caribbean markets.

“We are confident that along with Caribbean Coffee Traders, we will deliver a unique and exceptional coffee experience for Turks and Caicos Islanders, one that truly showcases our deep passion for some of the best coffees from around the world, while honoring the local culture.”

Image by Justin Okoye

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