Starbucks – Milan16 March 2017
Whatever you think about Starbucks coffee, you have to hand it to Howard Schultz. The founder and CEO of Starbucks coffee, set to commence operations in Milan at the end of 2018 has chosen Palazzo Delle Poste on Piazza Cordusio as the site of his first European Roastery. A beautiful turn of the 19th Century Art Nouveau classic from architect Luigi Broggi, it once housed the Milan Stock Exchange and more recently the headquarters of the postal service.
Complimenting the offering of small batch Reserve coffees will be food from Rocco Princi, the Italian artisan baker who has become a Milanese institution. For anyone that has ordered an escargot at an airport Starbucks to justify a seat and the free wi-fi, it will be a welcome upgrade. Buona Fortuna Howard!