If you find yourself in need of transportation from Geneva Airport to St. Gallen in Switzerland sometime in the future, you might want to consider hopping aboard the first Starbucks coffee store on a train. As of last week, the coffee powerhouse debuted its new two-story coffee car created in conjunction with Swiss Train Company SSB.
They've packed everything you know and love about your local Starbucks down the street into a high-speed train car -- except that here you don't even have to get up and retrieve your drink when the barista calls out your horribly butchered name. That's because the Starbucks train even had coffee waiters who will run your five-pump skinny white chocolate iced mocha with extra whipped cream directly to your table on the upper deck. The train store also is capable of complete table service, so you can order from you seat instead of at the bar.
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It's a good idea for convenience sake, but let's be honest, walking up and down wobbly train stairs without spilling a scalding hot latte all over yourself would basically require ninja skills anyway.
The car can seat about 50 people and includes all the seating options you'd find at a regular Starbucks store: a standing bar, bar seats, communal tables, and armchairs. The tables even wobble slightly as the train comes into the station to avoid potentially spilling your coffee.
You can check out images of the train, which does look pretty darn cool, on the Starbucks website.