Twin to the Seattle-based inaugural small-lot Reserve cafe, the new restaurant boasts Starbucks' first augmented reality experience. One of the key designs is the ceiling, which is comprised of 10,000 handmade wooden hexagon-shaped tiles.
The new Shanghai location (which is 30,000-square-feet and features many coffee bars, one of which is 88 feet long) will officially be the biggest in the world.
The outlet, which is approximately half the size of a soccer field, was described by Starbucks as a "state-of-the-art premium reserve roastery" and has been specifically created to attract affluent, white-collar Chinese consumers, according to the Financial Times.
Starbucks opened its first roastery in its Seattle hometown three years ago.
Starbucks is exploring "a range of options" for delivery, said Mr Johnson, who declined to specify when the service might begin.
Despite a long, proud history of tea drinking and the fact that a tall latte costs as much as $4.69 in China, people have taken to coffee and culture of Starbucks with its specialty drinks and free Wi-Fi and bathrooms.
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Customers can watch the beans get roasted, then sent through copper "symphony" pipes - named because of the musical sound the beans make as they travel through them - before being served a fresh cup of coffee.
The company is riding that wave and expanding aggressively in China, opening a new Starbucks store every 15 hours on average.
With over 100 beverages on the menu, including a tea infused with nitrogen, we're sure even the pickiest of percolators will find their niche. Shanghai location is Starbucks' biggest store to date, and also its most advanced digitally.
Princi baked items are shown in the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai, China. It is also the only tea bar created from recycled materials using a 3-D printer, measuring 7.5 metres (25 feet) in length.
Inspired by the traditional clay teapots in China, the tea experience bar is a light jade color with dark shadows to represent tea stains formed in a teapot over time.
Even though Chinese are traditionally tea guzzlers and less hooked on coffee than Americans, the country's growing ranks of upwardly mobile consumers still view Starbucks as an attractive, aspirational brand.