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Starbucks sees future in artisanal

It plans to roll out more Roastery & Tasting Rooms, with New York high on its list. By James B Stewart

ROARING SUCCESS: Last month, Starbucks reported record revenue of US$4.9 billion and earnings of just under US$1 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, both double-digit percentage gains over the previous year.

New York

ANGUS Maxwell, 27, works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He describes himself as an "installation and performance artist" and is a member of the Boom! Theater Company. He grew up in Seattle and wears a beard and wire-rim glasses.

He's also a barista for what must be among the...