Our Crescent and Wicked cafes are now selling Starbucks coffees, teas and cakes with the frappucinos proving particularly popular.
“One of the biggest things for us was that the pricing was very competitive,” said Principal Mike Southworth. “Starbucks have only recently allowed these kinds of outlets and at Priestley we like to be at the forefront of such developments.
“It’s important for us to provide top class facilities for students in lessons, but also when they are enjoying some down time in between studies. We’re very proud to be offering a high street brand on our campus.”
Since the first Starbucks outlet opened in 1971, it has set out to be ‘a different kind of company’ celebrating coffee and connecting people.
Its mission is ‘to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighbourhood at a time.’
Today, there are more than 15,000 Starbucks in 50 countries and it is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.
Starbucks’ approach is that every transaction with a customer is unique and that it should be treated in that way.
Priestley’s catering manager Vinni Carubia said students had wanted to see Starbucks at the college.
“We will be providing the facilities students requested and are hoping to create and work on the same principles as Starbucks,” she said.