Last night (Tuesday, November 21st, 2017), the famous American coffee company, Starbucks, opened its doors for a special VIP evening that saw hundreds of media and invited guests celebrating the first store to open in KZN and the third one in the country.
Located at 266 Florida Road, the new Starbucks store exudes Zulu influences with modern, wooden decor accents, and patterns that seem to tell a story. Very importantly, the store also exudes a relaxed vibe, friendly staff and of course, delicious coffee, which is sure going to appeal to a wide customer base.
If you were wondering when you are able to step foot into this awesome new “Instagram-worthy” space – the official opening to the public is this Saturday, November 25th – so, save the date! Doors open at 9am
There will also be a store opening in Gateway Theatre of Shopping early in December, just in time for the festive season!
On the night, when we arrived, media were invited to learn more about the coffee from the Barista of the evening, Ishan. He explained that the Florida Road store is one of only five in Africa that stocks reserve coffee in Africa, which means that this store has been chosen to serve premium coffee for avid coffee connoisseurs, over and above the standard menu! Fancy. The coffee reserve brands are that of Vietnam Da Lat, the aged Sumatra and Ethiopia Bitta Farm and we were given a sampling of food items which were infused with coffee and made especially for pairing with each coffee blend.
Apart from the amazing menu with both food and beverage options, customers also get an overall shopping experience with a variety of items for sale.
Here is a sneak peek of what you can look forward to:
Cheers to a happy Starbucks experience and many memorable “sharing” moments