One of Bali coffee connoisseurs’ favourite coffee destination celebrates its first anniversary.
Having launched in January 2019, Starbucks Reserve Dewata recently celebrated its first full year serving coffee enthusiasts and generally becoming a place for visitors to meet up, for digital nomads to work in or for regular customers to get consistent, well-curated caffeine fix.
The store is a thriving reminder of the important role that Indonesia, the fourth largest Arabica coffee growing region in the world, plays in bringing Starbucks customers the highest quality coffees, including the popular single-origin coffee from Sumatra, which has been a staple worldwide offering at Starbucks since 1971.
Efficiently utilizing its spacious 1,800sqm outlet size, Starbucks Reserve Dewata goes all out to showcase local art and culture as it blends with premium coffee drinking experience that centres on an origin-centred version of the Roasteries meant to touch all five senses.
Visitors enter through an expansive Arabica coffee farm plot working to produce fine coffee beans during harvest season in the region, typically in the early springtime, and mirrors the size of 90 per cent of all coffee farms in Indonesia.
Throughout the compound, a whole range of interactive activities centred on coffee provide an educating entertainment for visitors. Visitors are invited to try their hand at coffee bean de-pulping and washing during harvest season, dry and rake green coffee beans.
The store’s locally-inspired design features traditional Balinese craft and Indonesian art, including a 30-foot tall hand-carved wooden mural from Jepara, reaching from the first floor to the roof over the second story.
Found over two floors, the expansive Starbucks Reserve Dewata is home to a ‘Coffee Library’ and customers are invited into the first coffee seedling nursery to be located inside of a Starbucks store. Whilst another room displays in a cinema-like format the stories of Starbucks Farmer Support Center in Indonesia. Two synchronized videos guide visitors through the FSC on walls fashioned from the traditional rattan weavings which inspired the Dewata Bali logo.
Other than its truly remarkable space, visitors can enjoy more than 100 Dewata-exclusive handcrafted beverages, food and merchandise, including the ‘Dewata Latte’.
For more information please call +62 361 9343 482 or visit www.dewata.starbucks.co.id