Starbucks Coffee has been one of the most successful coffee chains in the U.S. to date. Let’s face it, the coffee’s great & the prices are good. But wouldn’t you enjoy your morning brew more knowing that the location you get it from is constructed of locally sourced material?

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The Seattle based company is pushing for a new “modular-modern” design which happens to be LEED certified as well. This means that each location will have been constructed of locally sourced material (within a 500 mile radius), getting rid of the typical lounge style, laptop-friendly interior.

Each store will have just enough interior space to acc
ommodate about 5 employees & all necessary brewing equipment. Starbucks’ goal is to entice customers in providing them with a location that will resemble certain elements from their local environment.

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