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Redwood City gets Starbucks Reserve Bar

Uploaded: Nov 3, 2016

Redwood City's latest caffeine option is a new Starbucks "Reserve bar," which serves rare, small-batch coffee from the company’s first-ever Reserve Roastery in Seattle.

The new Starbucks is now open at 2227 Broadway St., just across from Courthouse Square. Customers can taste the premium beans through a variety of brewing methods — Clover-brewed, pour-over, cold brew, nitro cold brew, coffee press, Chemex or siphon. (Don’t panic; the cafe still serves pumpkin spice lattes and cake pops.)

The Reserve concept is Starbucks' effort to go more upscale, at a time when third-wave, hip (and often expensive) coffee shops are increasingly popular. And the company is in the midst of a massive expansion plan, per this Eater article: Starbucks plans open between 500 and 1,000 cafes that exclusively sell Reserve coffees.