Starbucks opens in Trinidad & Tobago
Starbucks Coffee has opened its newest Caribbean store in San Fernando on the island of Trinidad in August, marking its 74th global market. The company plans to open two additional locations this year.
The new store is located in South Park one of the area’s most popular neighborhoods. Prestige Holdings Ltd., Trinidad’s leading restaurant management company, will exclusively own and operate Starbucks stores across the country. Designers created Starbucks first store in Trinidad to showcase the Starbucks brand and celebrate the Trini people and their culture. Unique artwork from local artists is featured throughout the 2,500-square-foot space.
“We are delighted to open our first store in the beautiful country of Trinidad and Tobago,” said Ricardo Rico, Starbucks vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, who attended the opening celebrations in San Fernando. “Our Starbucks partners wearing the iconic green apron are ready to welcome customers to Trinidad’s first Starbucks store and share our deep passion and knowledge of some of the finest coffees from around the world.”
Customers can also enjoy local flavours, such as a Caribbean-inspired pastry, Guava Cream Cheese Croissant Blossom, made with traditional flavours of guava and cream cheese.
Starbucks is also launching a community service initiative with the local Gifts for Life Foundation to benefit San Fernando’s Hope Centre Children’s Home. Starbucks Trinidad partners participated in a community service project at Hope Centre in early August, helping with youth activities and revitalisation projects.