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Starbucks to open Milan roastery on 6 September

Starbucks is preparing to open its first Reserve Roastery in Milan, Italy on 6 September.

The new roastery will operate out of a converted post office in Palazzo della Poste on the Piazza Cordusio.

Howard Schultz, Founder of Starbucks, credits a trip to Milan in 1983 for inspiring the company that became Starbucks.

Employees say the roastery is a celebration of Italian coffee culture and artisanal food from Princi, but also a showcase of next-level coffee art and innovation.

The roastery and café will employee nearly 300 workers, including baristas, bakers, mixologists and coffee roasters.

Partner Alessandro Todaro from Palermo in southern Italy says he comes from a very big family, and the last few months have felt familiar to him.

“I’m making my second family here,” he says. “I can’t wait for people to see a different kind of Starbucks and the coffee inspired by Italy.”

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