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The newest Starbucks Reserve in Mexico was opened on the chic Presidente Masaryk avenue in Mexico City. It is adapted from a 1930’s home with detailed design features from the doors to the walls inspired by Chiapas, one of Mexico’s largest coffee producers. Another interesting fact is that this Starbucks Reserve shop is the largest one in Latin America.
Starbucks Reserve offers coffee lovers and connoisseurs premium varieties of coffee, served and prepared with different methods and set in specially designed spaces. The second Starbucks Reserve shop in Mexico is no exception. This time around, the space chosen to represent it is Chiapas.
“A key element for the design of this shop was Shade Grown México, our coffee of origin that is cultivated in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas, and has become our coffee of the day for every Starbucks shop in Mexico since 2008,” saidScott Mitchem, design director for Starbucks Latin America during an interview with Obras Web. “Our benefit program for coffee growers, “Todos Sembramos Café”, was also part of the inspiration for this design.”
All the space is carefully designed, including the entrance with its stained glass doors that are inspired in the coffee plants. The bar is made with local wood and all of the furniture, lamps and light fixtures are from local design firms.
On the second floor of the store there is a mural done in collaboration with Mexican artist, Nick Mestizo, who has 16 years of experience working with graffiti, urban art, sculpture, painting and aerography. The mural is inspired by the jungles of Chiapas, as well as a representation of its fauna, including the jaguar, the red macaw, toucan, and howler monkeys.
To elaborate the mural, the artist took two months to achieve the detailing, texture and shadows. Nick Mestizo worked with environmentally friendly spray-paints in order to avoid harming the environment with toxic substances.