Starbucks opens massive new roastery, tasting room

SEATTLE (KGO) -- Starbucks lovers can now take their coffee addiction to a whole new level -- the coffee giant has a brand new roastery and tasting room in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The location is 15,000 square feet, which is about the size of 12 normal Starbucks stores put together. CEO Howard Schultz calls the massive new facility "the Willy Wonka of coffee."

Coffee giant Starbucks has opened a brand new roastery and tasting room in Seattle.

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"This is not the new Starbucks, but I would say in our 43-year history this is as historic moment as there possibly could be, opening up this roastery and opening up this majestic place that will take our customers a magical carpet ride," he said. "You're going to be able to come in to this facility and you can have multiple methods of how you want your coffee brewed this is a great thing."

Getting your morning fix won't be cheap. Bagged coffee costs $16 per pound or more. The cheapest cup is $3 and the most expensive, at 32 ounces, is $8. And a 12 ounce sample tasting is $15.

Coffee giant Starbucks has opened a brand new roastery and tasting room in Seattle.

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Starbucks says it could open additional tasting rooms if this one is a success.
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