Just months ago, the world’s largest Starbucks opened in Tokyo, Japan. The store differs from your typical Starbucks in not just size, but also what it offers. Called the Starbucks Tokyo Roastery, the store includes four floors, a variety of exclusive coffee drinks, and even a cocktail bar. The world’s largest Starbucks is heaven not only for avid coffee drinkers, but also tea lovers and anyone who has a bit of a sweet tooth. In addition to the coffee drinks and cocktails, the Starbucks has a bakery that serves fresh pizza and bread. Still, the coffee and alcohol are unsurprisingly where this place stands out, as the drinks are not only fresh but also unique.
If you’re hoping the drinks here will make its way to America, or even other Starbucks in Tokyo, you’re likely out of luck. Most of the drinks there are exclusive to the Starbucks Roastery in Tokyo. Therefore if you plan on making a visit, it’s important that you make the most out of your experience, as you likely won’t be able to get the same coffee at home. And even if you can’t afford a trip to Tokyo, the drinks are still worth taking a look at as most of them are truly unique.
Considering there’s a variety of drinks and food, almost anyone could enjoy this Starbucks. Still, there are certain drinks here that are especially eye catching. Here are 5 jaw-dropping drinks you can only get at the world’s largest Starbucks.
1. Golden-Sky Black Tea Latte
This tea latte features not only spiced black tea but also a huge topping of cotton candy. The cotton candy gets its golden color from turmeric. You can eat the drink topping with chopsticks. Additionally, the gold colored cotton candy will slowly melt into the latte, adding a sweet taste to the drink. The drink was inspired by the sun setting, and it’s appearance definitely reflects that.
2. Teavana Cream Soda Matcha
This drink is sure to be a hit with matcha lovers and sweet tooths alike. The drink contains not only matcha but sparkling water and vanilla ice cream. Finally, the drink is topped off with a cherry. The matcha and ice cream blend together rather nicely, creating a drink that is both delicious and not too over the top. The taste is sweet but not overwhelming.
3. Nakameguro Espresso Martini
This drink mixes alcohol and coffee together to create a perfect dessert cocktail. It contains chestnut liqueur and espresso, which are then shook with cocoa liqueur. Afterwards, the dessert is topped off with shaven chocolate and comes with ganache. The dessert cocktail is a great choice for any chocolate lover.
4. Iced Macchiato Con Crema
This iced Macchiato with cream is sure to delight almost anyone. Like the name suggests, it has cold foam and Demerara sugar, and is layered almost like a cocktail. You can stir to blend the cold foam together, creating the perfect mix of coffee and cream. It’s a relatively simple drink but still beautiful to look at.
5. Nakameguro Way
This treat is a spirits free cocktail. It is inspired by cherry blossoms blooming. The drink is also named after Nakameguro Way, a popular place in Japan for its cherry blossoms. It contains cold brew coffee, tonic and Italian chinotto soda. Additionally, the drink is topped with grapefruit cut into cherry blossom petal shapes. It has a citrus flavor and the Italian soda helps enhance that. It’s a perfect cocktail for anyone who wants to try something that’s both sweet and bitter.