Starbucks celebrates one year in Malta as new store opens in Buġibba

New social distancing and health measures are now in place across all locations.

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Today 29th May 2020, Starbucks opens its fourth store in Malta in Buġibba.

Operated by the db Group, the new 223 sq. feet store is located at Dawret il-Gzejjer and has created seven new jobs for the local area.

This opening comes as Starbucks celebrates one year of operations in Malta, which has seen its presence grow from its first store in Valletta to three additional locations in Sliema, Mellieha and now, Buġibba.

Buġibba is the first Maltese Starbucks to open following the unprecedented human impact of Covid-19. As it has done since the beginning of the outbreak, Starbucks continues to prioritise the health and safety of its partners (employees) and customers.

The new store is opening with new social distancing measures and upweighted health procedures in place, which include the compulsory use of face masks, hand sanitation at both entrance and exit of the stores and the encouraging of contact-less payments.

These measures have also been introduced at all Starbucks stores across Malta.

Director of Operations for Starbucks Malta Malcolm Saliba said, “With the anniversary of our first year in Malta around the corner, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new store in Buġibba, where we look forward to sharing our passion and enthusiasm for coffee with even more local customers. We also recognise that the world looks different than it did a year ago, and accordingly, we have adapted our store format and health procedures to ensure our partners and customers are protected and safe.”

To celebrate its first year of operation, on the 1st June, all Starbucks stores will be offering a free filter coffee to every customer who buys a drink, in appreciation of the community in Malta for their support over the recent months.

The Buġibba store will offer, as do all Starbucks locations, a wide range of coffee beverages, from classic favourites like the café latte to bold innovations such the latest Summer Frappuccinos – each expertly and passionately handcrafted by baristas who have been entrusted with delivering an unrivalled customer experience.

Each beverage will be made with the world’s highest quality Arabica coffee, all of which is verified as 99 percent ethically sourced through its Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) practices programme, developed in partnership with Conservation International.

Starbucks proudly serves a range of its classic coffees – from bold Espresso Roast to the balanced Pike Place Roast, which is brewed daily in each of Starbucks stores globally.

The Buġibba store is open every day from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.

This content was supplied by the db Group

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