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Starbucks has a 'coffee sanctuary' in Bali — here's how to see it for yourself

Sept. 03, 2019
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Starbucks has a 'coffee sanctuary' in Bali — here's how to see it for yourself
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Starbucks lovers, take note: Earlier this year, Starbucks opened its largest store in Southeast Asia. The Dewata Coffee Sanctuary is a whopping 20,000-square-feet space framed by an Arabica "micro" coffee farm and seedling nursery.

Here, travelers can choose from more than 100 signature beverages (including exclusive lavender lattes and "caffe fredos" made with espresso and cold foam milk) and "de-pulp and wash ... coffee beans" to get a hands-on experience, according to a statement.

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For coffee purists who prefer their caffeine without any syrups or foams, there's a tasting room where visitors can sample limited batches and learn to discern distinct flavor profiles.

There's even a greenhouse, and the entire store is decorated with live flora from the surrounding area. It's only overshadowed slightly by the world's largest Starbucks in Tokyo, a just-opened roastery that covers a staggering 32,000 square feet of space.

Though the shop is no longer the largest or most over-the-top coffee shop in the Starbucks portfolio, its unusual offerings continue to make it a popular attraction for Bali-bound travelers. Thankfully for you, we have some tips on how to get to Bali to fulfill all of your coffee dreams.

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First things first: You're going to need to be flexible. Yes, Bali is a super-popular tourist destination (and for good reason) but it's not as easy to reach as cities like Tokyo and Bangkok. You'll also want to make sure you have a stash of points from a few different issuers (think: Chase, American Express) at your disposal.

No matter where in the US you're flying from, you'll have to make at least one stop. Likely, you'll end up flying EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Korean Air or Xiamen Air once you get to Asia to continue on to Bali.

For example, you can book through Air Canada's Aeroplan, where economy awards start at just 90,000 miles round-trip. On the other hand, one-way awards on Cathay Pacific start at 42,000 miles in economy and 85,000 miles in business class if you're flying from the continental US. You'll just need a little bit of luck — and patience to find the award flight you want.

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Once you do get there, be sure to use a credit card that earns you bonus points on Starbucks purchases; our top picks are the American Express® Gold Card (4x at restaurants) and Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on all dining and travel purchases). The coffee giant recently revamped its loyalty program to a new tiered structure, and you can earn a free reward within as little as two to three visits. You can sign up for the program by creating an account here.

All that coffee's not going to drink itself, after all.

Featured image by Courtesy of Starbucks
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The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases