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The Largest Starbucks In Southeast Asia Opens In Bali With A Life-Sized Coffee Farm

The beautifully designed outlet was inspired by traditional Balinese houses and pays homage to local craftsmanship, culture, and coffee heritage.

Cover image via Edelman Malaysia

This is definitely not your average Starbucks.

Last weekend on 12 January, Starbucks opened its grandest and most unique outlet yet in Bali, Indonesia.

Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary not only aims to serve you a good cup of joe, but also give visitors an immersive experience to learn the seed-to-cup journey of this worldly beloved drink.

The store itself is a tribute to Indonesia - the fourth largest Arabica coffee-growing region in the world - as Sumatran coffee has been a staple offering at Starbucks since 1971.

“The Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary amplifies our passion for the coffee journey, our ongoing commitment to Indonesia’s rich coffee culture, and our tireless pursuit of fostering moments of connection between our partners and customers." said Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company.

The outlet's gorgeous interior puts a contemporary twist on traditional Balinese houses and extensively features Indonesian art

The 20,000 square feet outlet has an awe-inspiring design that highlights the finest local Indonesian craftsmanship and culture in its expansive free-flowing space.

Visitors can gaze upon an intricate two-story mural in the courtyard that depicts the hardworking local farmers who expertly nurtures all the coffee beans that goes into your favourite morning pick-me-upper.

Serving a unique sensory experience, visitors are treated to an interactive tour on the origin of Sumatran Arabica coffee beans

Upon being greeted by at concierge, visitors will take a stroll through a 1,000 square feet Arabica Coffee tree farm (it's about the same size as a normal Indonesian coffee farm).

Visitors will then head on to a de-pulping station to get a hands-on experience at washing, drying, and raking coffee beans. Just as the local coffee farmers do!

The second floor boasts an open-aired concept seedling nursery where visitors can learn about the first stages of the seed-to-cup journey and the art of tending to coffee plants from a local Balinese farmer.

Completing the tour of the five senses, visitors can then treat their palate to some of Starbucks' rarest coffee offerings at the Starbucks Reserve bar

The Dewata Coffee Sanctuary serves up more than 100 beverages, food, and merchandise that's exclusively available at this outlet.

Coffee enthusiast or not, the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary has easily become a must-visit destination in Indonesia

Highlighting the finest of local art and curating you a one-of-a-kind coffee experience, this Starbucks outlet should definitely be on your bucketlist for your next visit to Bali.

Get more info on the impressive Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary here.

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