The first Starbucks store in Guyana marks a historic milestone for the company in Latin America and the Caribbean. As the company’s 23rd market in LAC, and 85th market globally, the Guyana debut is the latest proof point in the company’s long-term commitment to and investment in the region. The new store is located at Amazonia Mall, a shopping and dining hub on the east bank of Georgetown’s Demerara River.
Want to know more? Here are the five top things to know about Starbucks first store in Guyana.
1. It represents the intersection of convenience and connection.
The new location in Guyana’s capital boasts a convenient drive-thru lane and walk-up window designed for the dynamic hustle and bustle of the city. Customers can order their favorite Starbucks handcrafted beverages from the comfort of their own vehicles or pick up their orders while on-the-go. For those who wish to relax, unwind and enjoy Starbucks iconic coffeehouse experience, the store also features a spacious 2,475 sq. ft. café and a cozy outdoor patio.
2. It features locally-inspired design.
When designing the Amazonia Mall store, Starbucks store designers took inspiration from Guyana’s unique ecosystem of lush rainforests as well as the textures, patterns, materials and culture of this special market. A stunning four-piece mural by Guyanese artist, Nigel “Nix” Butler, anchors the store. This engaging and dynamic composition features Guyana’s national animal, the jaguar, in his natural environment, looking towards the bar. The piece makes visitors feel as if they’re enjoying their cup of coffee in the rainforest!
3. At Starbucks Guyana, you will be greeted by passionate green apron partners.
Guided by our Mission and Values, Starbucks is committed to attracting and retaining an industry-leading team of partners (employees) and creating opportunities to develop fulfilling careers in the coffee industry. As a testament to this, Starbucks green apron partners for the Amazonia Mall store underwent a three-month barista training in Trinidad & Tobago where they learned how to prepare Starbucks signature handcrafted coffee beverages. In our Starbucks Amazonia store, we have 20 partners proudly wearing the green apron. They are happy to talk to you about brewing methods, whole bean coffee, Starbucks latest beverages, and more!
4. Coffee is at the core of our Starbucks Guyana café.
A key piece of the Starbucks Experience is how our partners connect with customers every day over their deep passion and love for coffee – from sharing their knowledge of the coffee craft to helping customers find their favorite beverage that meets their unique tastes and preferences. At the new store, customers can also find a range of whole bean coffees on display and a Guyana Been There mug, perfect for enjoying any daily cup of coffee.
5. The store represents Starbucks aspirations for a sustainable future.
Starbucks is committed to becoming resource positive and giving more than we take from the planet. The new Guyana store was built with ethically purchased and responsibly produced products of the highest quality. The store also offers strawless lids and participates in Starbucks Grounds for Your Garden program, which provides customers with spent coffee grounds from the store to use as a compost additive for their plants and gardens.