Starbucks Unveils Heritage Market; dedicated to honoring past, present and future of coffee and community

All partners in these locations will also be able to complete and become fully certified Coffee Masters as a part of their training and support.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
Starbucks heritage Store

Starbucks has opened the Heritage Market, connecting three of the company’s most iconic and most visited stores and the partners (employees) who lead them, located at 1912 Pike Place (Starbucks original store), 1st & Pike and also 1st & University.  

Together, these three distinct locations in Starbucks hometown of Seattle represent the company’s historic past, present, and its re-imagined future. The three stores will offer an elevated experience, steeped in the rich history of coffee, culture and connection that is synonymous with Starbucks. 

Customers who visit these stores will enjoy the Starbucks Experience and also have the opportunity to engage directly with partners through unique coffee craft experiences, cultural immersions and educational opportunities.  

Partners at these stores will be uniquely trained in the company’s heritage and hometown to offer regular tours and immersions for customers, and they will serve as ambassadors for the Mission and Values that are the foundation of Starbucks.

All partners in these locations will also be able to complete and become fully certified Coffee Masters as a part of their training and support.

“The Heritage Market truly embodies our commitment to reconnect and reimagine our future at Starbucks. This innovative project is a direct result of feedback from our partners who want a closer connection to our heritage along with an enhanced focus on coffee, craft and the local community,” said Cora Carter, district manager for the Seattle market and a 13-year partner who mostly served as the store manager of the 1912 Pike Place store and began her Starbucks career as a barista.

The original Starbucks store is located at 1912 Pike Place, in the heart of Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market. Hundreds of thousands of customers each year travel to experience a piece of its history and culture, a heritage that has been preserved by our partners perfecting the craft in one of the coffee world’s most recognizable settings. The heart of the store, its iconic history and the partners’ ability to make each customer feel special, draws a daily line of visitors from around the world who want to make the experience part of their own story, whether they are just seeking a cup of great coffee or a life-changing experience, including some who have selected a visit as their “wish” from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

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