Starbucks opens its latest temple to coffee in Labuan Bajo, Flores.
Located on the west tip of the Island of Flores, Labuan Bajo boasts enchanting panoramic views, as well as breathtaking beaches and underwater scenes. Labuan Bajo was a small fishing site that today has flourished into the gateway to many exotic destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. “Today marks another milestone for Starbucks as we expand our store portfolio to 403 stores in 32 cities. As part of our 17th anniversary celebration, we are proud to welcome our customers in Labuan Bajo. We hope by being here, in the ‘10 New Bali’ destination, tourists now can enjoy their great cup of coffee to begin their adventure trip in Labuan Bajo”, said Anthony Cottan, director, Starbucks Indonesia.
The store design highlights the local community’s heritage, with inspiration of tenun pattern being shown in the store facade, community table, and side partition. The store facade mimics weaving patterns of local tenun by combining mixes of wood tones taking form and shape of the coffee farm in Flores.
With more than 100 seating capacity, all furniture has been manufactured and sourced locally. “We wanted to create an inviting, comfortable and locally relevant ambiance. Combining Starbucks modern design with local touch is what differentiate us among others,” Anthony added. “We will continue to innovate and create local relevancy all while meeting the evolving needs of our customers across Indonesia.”