Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

The Ultimate Coffee Experience

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, a complete renovation of a 1920 building and parking garage located at 1124 Pike Street on Capitol Hill, was named the best adaptive reuse project by Historic Seattle. The 14,400 square-foot building includes a cafe and tasting room, plus an integrated coffee roasting, education, and retail space. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room allows the company to expand its small-lot sourcing program, double its small-batch roasting capacity, serve as an homage to the rich history of specialty coffee, and grow its Starbucks Reserve coffee presence. Infrastructure was added to support two industrial roasting machines capable of handling over half a ton of coffee per hour.

  • Address: 1101 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
  • Status: Completed
  • Client: Starbucks
  • Architect: Graham Baba Architects
  • Structural Engineer: MA Wright LLC
  • Size: 15,000 SF

The project involved restoring the building’s terra cotta facade and retaining large window bays to preserve the exterior’s historic character.

Project Team

Michael

Orme

Martin

O'Leary

Justin

Paris

“This Roastery is the fulfillment of a decades-long dream—an homage to our relentless pursuit of coffee innovation that will create for our customers the most immersive, sensory demonstration of how we source, roast and craft the finest coffee from around the world. Everything we've ever done has led us to this point. This is the moment of the next generation of Starbucks.”

– HOWARD SCHULTZ