A Place to Connect
We believe a coffeehouse should be a place to find moments of connection - with others, yourself and your surroundings.
We believe it should fit seamlessly within its neighbourhood. And we believe its environmental impact should be as minimal as possible.
Our Design Goals
Across the world our store designs are rooted in our coffee heritage, and in our Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ community involvement and environmental responsibility goals. So our designs reflect the character of a store’s surrounding neighbourhood and help reduce environmental impacts.
Caring for the Environment
As our stores are built and renovated, we source materials and employ craftsmen on a local basis. We also incorporate reused and recycled elements where possible. To guide our efforts, we’re getting LEED® certification globally for all new, company-owned stores as a benchmark for success. (LEED® is short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.)
Our Store Designs
Our new approach to store design means that our designers are looking at each store individually to ensure that it looks distinctively local. This represents a new level of coffeehouse comfort, meaning that no two Starbucks will ever be entirely the same.
- Heritage coffeehouses reflect the merchant trading roots of our first store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market with worn wood, stained concrete or tiled floors, metal stools and factory-inspired lighting. Large community tables, club chairs and wooden blinds evoke a turn-of-the-last-century feeling.
- Artisan stores echo the industrial past of urban markets, taking inspiration from the Modernism of the 1930s. This motif celebrates simple materials like exposed steel beams, masonry walls, factory casement glass and hand-polished woodwork in a creative gathering place for culture and the arts.
- Regional Modern embodies a trend-setting style that is comfortable and welcoming. We use bright, loft-like, light-filled spaces punctuated with regionally inspired furniture and culturally relevant fabrics to create a calm and contemporary respite from the clamour of the fast-paced world.