First Starbucks Reserve store in Penang opens at Gurney Plaza

Starbucks has opened its first Reserve store in Penang, Malaysia.

The new store, located in Gurney Plaza, is the 12th Starbucks Reserve Store in Malaysia and features an interactive coffee bar equipped with a variety of brewing equipment.

Starbucks Reserve Gurney Plaza has two bars, a main one serving core Starbucks products as well as a coffee bar that highlights rare, small-lot coffees from around the world.

“The opening of Penang’s first Starbucks Reserve further reinforces our coffee leadership here in Malaysia,” said Starbucks Malaysia & Brunei MD Sydney Quays, “while also committing to fostering coffee education and moments of connections between our Starbucks partners [employees] and our customers.” 


The materials and patterns used in designing the store highlights the main stage where the Reserve bar sits, and is a nod to locally sourced textiles. The store’s ceiling element is inspired by the patterns and textures of the mountains where many Arabica coffee cherries are grown, and is featured throughout the store.

Customers can enjoy the classic Starbucks menu in addition to specialty beverages inspired by the six Starbucks Reserve Roasteries around the world, including Shanghai, Milan and Tokyo.

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