Starbucks South Africa
Starbucks opened its doors for the first time in Southern Africa in April 2016.
Our first two stores are located in the cosmopolitan Rosebank district and the Mall of Africa, Midrand. These two stores are the start of a journey to bring the Starbucks experience to the rest of South Africa.
Coffee consumption is growing in South Africa, and the introduction of Starbucks to South African consumers means that hundreds of new customers can now enjoy Starbucks 100% Arabica coffee, ethically sourced, and hand-crafted into a wide range of unique beverages by our Baristas.
Starbucks remains committed to ethically sourcing coffee from all over the world and are proud to source exceptional coffee from nine countries in Africa - from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Zambia, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Both the Rosebank and the Mall of Africa stores offer our customers an intimate coffee theatre experience through our Reserve® Bar. The Reserve® Bar offers single origin, small batch coffees sourced from around the world and roasted in our Seattle roaster, and then made available exclusively at Starbucks Reserve® Bars.
Starbucks are not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. We also offer a selection of premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats.
Starbucks is passionate about people – both its customers and its partners. In March 2016, Starbucks opened its first training facility in South Africa to ensure that all partners have the skills to make the perfect beverage every time and offer the welcoming in-store experience that Starbucks customers have come to appreciate all over the world.
To empower the communities Starbucks SA is opening in, partner recruitment is partly done through the Changing Lanes programme initiated by Taste Holdings. Through this programme work-readiness training is provided to unemployed South Africans recruited from the community, leading to job opportunities within the Starbucks stores.
Our store designs are inspired by South African art and culture, creating a remarkably welcoming ‘third place’ experience that Starbucks customers know and love. Starbucks South Africa is fully committed to local prosperity and we have worked extensively with local contractors and artisans for the construction, design and décor of our stores.
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