I began my Starbucks Coffee College journey with a nostalgic visit to the original Starbucks, where the company first got its start. So it was only fitting that after numerous cupping sessions, a tour of the coffee roasting plant, and a few words from Howard Schultz himself, I toured Roy Street Coffee & Tea, one of the brand's very latest concepts. The café — one of three stores that have been renamed thus far — reflects the company's endeavors to reinstate a classic coffeehouse vibe. Were they able to pull it off? Decide for yourself when you keep reading.
May 10 2010 - 4:00am