Starbucks Expands to Southern Chile, Opens First Store in Puerto Montt

Located in the capital of Chile’s Los Lagos region, the new café comes as Starbucks celebrates its 20th anniversary of retail operations in Chile.

The store will be the southernmost Starbucks café in Latin America, and the opening and underscores Starbucks Chile’s commitment to growth and job creation.

Puerto Montt - As part of its ongoing expansion plans in the market, Starbucks Chile – operated by licensed business partner Alsea – today announced the arrival of the company’s first store in Puerto Montt, a thriving tourist destination and fishing port in southern Chile. The new location invites customers to enjoy customer-favorite Starbucks menu items, such as the Caramel Frappuccino® blended beverage, flavored lattes, hot and iced coffee varieties, and a wide selection of sandwiches and desserts.

“We are delighted to bring the Starbucks Experience to customers in Puerto Montt, expanding our presence in southern Chile. Our store designers have created a space that highlights the beauty of this historic southern location and the moments of connection over coffee enjoyed by so many of our customers,” said Soledad Fantuzzi, marketing manager for Starbucks South Cone.

Across the globe, Starbucks designs its stores to foster the human connection that can be made over a cup of coffee and to reflect the international communities the company serves. The new Puerto Montt café features a unique design inspired by the history of the city with artwork and décor representative of the region and locally sourced products and materials. The space is designed to act as a Third Place to Chilean customers by providing a warm and welcoming gathering spot where all can enjoy high-quality arabica coffee from Latin America and around the world, handcrafted by passionate baristas.

Since entering Chile in 2003 with its first store in Santiago, Starbucks remains committed to its Chilean customers and the communities it serves. The new Puerto Montt location marks the 157th store in Chile, with more than 2,000 Starbucks Chile partners (employees) proudly wearing the green apron across the market. The Puerto Montt store will create jobs for 15 Starbucks Chile partners.

“Growing within the Chilean market is a priority for Starbucks, and we plan to open more stores in the coming years, with a shared commitment to create local employment opportunities and provide unique experiences to Chilean customers. As we celebrate 20 years of Starbucks presence in the Chilean market, we look forward to connecting with even more customers in the dynamic city of Puerto Montt,” added Soledad.

The new store, located at Monseñor Ramón Munita #1600, premises 1 and 2, Puerto Montt., will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Participate in the Starbucks Experience by visiting one stores across the market or through the website