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Starbucks is testing a new store concept that sounds like a radical departure from the latte version you visit here in the United States.

Located in the former vault of a historic bank on Rembrandtplein, the new shop will be a showcase for sustainable interior design and slow coffee brewing, with small-batch reserve coffees and Europe’s first-ever Clover, a high-end machine that brews one cup at a time. But the most radical departure is in the aesthetic: the multilevel space is awash in recycled and local materials; walls are lined with antique Delft tiles, bicycle inner tubes, and wooden gingerbread molds; repurposed Dutch oak was used to make benches, tables, and the undulating ceiling relief consisting of 1,876 pieces of individually sawn blocks. The Dutch-born Liz Muller, Starbucks concept design director, commissioned more than 35 artists and craftsmen to add their quirky touches to the 4,500-square-foot space.

Starbucks Concept Store Is A Lab For Reinventing The Brand

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    I love this atmosphere of this space. Especially...ceiling, bar area, and exposed...
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    why not in the u.s.?
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    Whoa Starbucks, do this in America!
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    Starbucks Concept Store Is A Lab For Reinventing The Brand The Dutch think American chain-store coffee is shit. This is...
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    Whohohooooa this is super cool! I sure hope Amsterdam likes it so they build some here!
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    fuck yeah! This is about 300 meters from my house AND posted on my fav blog. I’m having a good digital day.
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    REUSING THE OLD IS THE NEW NEW…
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    All this and the coffee would still be burnt…
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    ตอนนี้สตาร์บั๊คกำลังทำตัวเหมือนApple Storeเข้าไปทุกวัน คือพยายามสร้างความโดดเด่นในร้านตัวเอง
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    Although Starbucks is extremely popular in the US, it doesn’t fare nearly as well internationally. It could be the...
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