This weekend I got to visit one of the Starbucks reserve stores in Los Gatos, Ca. When we entered, my first instinct was get in line and order a latte. From the corner of my eye, I noticed my sisters boyfriend (Oscar) waving at us. I thought to myself, aren’t we going to order first? Guess not. As we sat down our friendly barista greeted us with a menu. A handheld menu like a restaurant? At Starbucks, what!? I had no idea how different a reserve store was compared to your regular Starbucks store inside a Target or at your local store plaza. But let me tell you, it was an incredible experience! Each one of us got to choose one reserve coffee to try out. While the barista was making our coffee, he was explaining every step of the process. He even taught us a history lesson from the syphon that he was using. When he was done we got to taste the difference in each coffee that we chose. I have gone to many coffee shops and this coffee tasting experience was totally different and worth it. Our barista was a very knowledgeable coffee master and knew everything about the coffee aromas.
Until next time.