The cold brew of the summer is here. The Nitro Molé Mocha brings together Starbucks Reserve™ espresso, dark chocolate mocha, and almond milk. Poured into a mist of chocolate bitters, the drink is finished with nitrogen-infused cold brew. The result is a decadent and velvety cold coffee treat, with notes of molé and vanilla. You can go on this coffee adventure at select Reserve locations, including the newly opened Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the Meatpacking District.
The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery New York is much more than a typical Starbucks cafe. This three-level coffee emporium in the Meatpacking District is outfitted with two coffee bars, a cocktail bar, a bakery, a retail shop, and a working roastery—the largest in Manhattan! Holding down a prime location near The High Line and Chelsea Market, the Roastery is an ideal spot for recharging on a New York adventure.
In addition to the Nitro Molé Mocha, you'll find a coffee paradise at the Roastery. There are seven brewing techniques to choose from, including pour-over, Chemex, French press, siphon, espresso, Clover, and cold brew. More standard brewing methods are available at the Main Bar near the entrance.
Intricate brewing techniques like siphoning are available at the Experience Bar down a flight of stairs to the left of the main entrance. There are also several distinctive flights of coffee—with or without perfectly paired chocolate truffles. A Scooping Bar will let you grab a bag of beans roasted on-site, with flavors that rotate with the seasons.
Should you be in a cocktail mood, the Roastery also has you covered. The cocktail bar, on the mezzanine, is called Arriviamo: Italian for “we have arrived.” Coffee roasted on premises is used to flavor unique caffeinated cocktails, or you can opt for a concoction based on Teavana teas. Mixologist Julia Momose has created an exciting menu of alcoholic beverages and mocktails, which includes the Black & White Manhattan, which combines Starbucks coffee, bourbon, amaro, and vermouth. The fruity Triomphe cocktail contains Teavana Darjeeling de Triomphe Tea, gin, riesling, aquavit, Passionfruit LaCroix, and orange saffron bitters. Beer, wine, and traditional cocktails are also available.
Princi Bakery has a counter inside the Roastery, offering up delicious baked goods from croissants to pizzas. This Milanese import, begun by Rocco Princi, also serves fresh lunch options like salads, soups, and sandwiches. If you need dessert (and you do), there are cookies and tiramisu behind the counter as well. True to the Roastery’s way, baked goods are made on premises, making the smell of the place even more irresistible.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery New York is located at 61 Ninth Ave. Call 212-691-0531 or visit starbucksreserve.com for more information.