New York (CNN Business)Starbucks is about to open its biggest Roastery in the world in Tokyo.
Roasteries — large, lavish Starbucks stores that feature specialty coffees and teas, on-premise roasters and massive coffee casks where freshly roasted beans are held — are a way to “celebrate the romance of coffee,” CEO Kevin Johnson told CNN Business.
The 32,000-square-foot Tokyo Roastery will open to the public on Thursday morning. It overtakes the one in Shanghai
as the biggest Starbucks on the planet. The company has just three others, in Seattle, Milan
and New York City.