For those wondering what the brouhaha surrounding the Starbucks store at Fort, in Mumbai, India is all about, here’s a glimpse into what the outlet looks like and what’s on the menu. Starbucks signature espresso-based beverages, Starbucks VIA Ready Brew and Starbucks Reserves are staples on the menu. The store also serves Tata Tazo and Himalayan mineral water. On the food front, you can choose from all of 42 items that includes western favourites and the local flavours are reflected in items such as Elaichi Mawa Croissant, Murg Tikka Panini and the Tandoori Paneer Roll.
So, why is Starbucks serving Tata beverages, you ask? Here’s a little introduction that should clear all doubts: Starbucks, as most of you might already know, is a global chain of coffee shops and this is its first outlet in India. Delhi, rumours suggest is set to have its own Starbucks outlet in a few months from now. But that makes for another story… The Mumbai outlet is in collaboration with Tata Global Beverages. Tata Starbucks Limited is a 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages.