Bali is known as being a surfer’s paradise but now, thanks to Starbucks, it’s also a home to a “coffee sanctuary”.
On January 12, the world’s largest coffee chain opened its doors to the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary.
Taking up a whopping 20,000 square feet of space, the sanctuary is now officially its biggest Southeast Asian store, according to a statement from the company.
Starbucks has been operating in Indonesia for 16 years, in partnership with licensee PT Sari Coffee Indonesia.
The coffee chain with 28,000 stores worldwide said in its statement that the new store in Seminyak pays tribute to the coffee culture in Indonesia – the fourth largest Arabica coffee growing region in the world.
Since 1971, Sumatra coffee has been a staple offering at Starbucks Indonesia, it added.
“The Coffee Sanctuary marks the tenth Starbucks Reserve Bar store in Indonesia, one of 185 stores around the world, with the majority in Asia,” said Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company.
Here’s a look inside.
The Dewata Coffee Sanctuary’s design was carefully thought through
The entrance bears an original logo — a lotus flower — which, as well as representing Balinese philosophy, is inspired by Bali’s Double Ikat weaving technique.