Meet Aira at Starbucks

To celebrate Disability Pride month, Aira Tech Corp. and Starbucks® are teaming up to provide a one-of-a-kind meetup experience. When you visit participating Starbucks stores on the dates listed below, you can take part in a curated coffee tasting and food pairing experience with a Starbucks barista—all while learning about Aira’s visual interpreting service at your local community Starbucks!

Join Aira and members of the blind and low vision community to indulge in the daily coffee tasting ritual. Discover the rich and complex coffee flavors while completing the four steps of tasting:

  • Smell
  • Slurp
  • Locate
  • Describe

About Aira?

Artificial Intelligence Remote Assistance (Aira) is a professional assistance service that provides live human-to-human visual interpreting for tasks at home, at work, in school, or in your community. Get visual information anytime, anywhere via a smartphone app and the camera on your phone. A trained agent will describe your surroundings, provide navigational information, read directions on packages, and provide information to perform many other tasks.

The Aira and Starbucks Experience

Learn how Aira is helping Starbucks create accessible experiences in their stores. An Aira agent can help you:

  • Navigate safely and independently to and from the store
  • Practice social distancing while waiting in line
  • Access the menu to learn the latest seasonal drinks
  • Locate a comfortable spot to enjoy your beverage

Starbucks offers the Aira service free of charge in all U.S. stores. Register today to learn more about Aira while enjoying a coffee and getting to know fellow members of your community. Visit the Aira Q3 Road Show page for all the details and registration instructions. The following table contains the event locations, dates, and times.

DateCity, StateTimeStore NameAddress
Tuesday, July 26Chicago, IL1:00 PM Central daylight saving timeStarbucks North and Damen Reserve Bar1588 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tuesday, July 26Phoenix, AZ1:00 PM Mountain standard timeStarbucks Community Store730 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Tuesday, August 2Los Angeles, CA1:00 PM Pacific daylight saving timeStarbucks Watts Community Store2449 East Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90002
Tuesday, August 2, 2022New York City, (Brooklyn), New York1:00 PM Eastern daylight saving timeStarbucks Brooklyn Community Store774 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 02116
Thursday, August 4, 2022Dallas, TX1:00 PM Central daylight saving timeStarbucks Community Store1700 Pacific Ave, Unite 150, Dallas, TX 75201
Friday, August 5, 2022Washington, D.C.1:00 PM Eastern daylight saving timeAnacostia Community Store2228 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 02116
Tuesday, August 9, 2022Seattle, WA1 PM Pacific daylight saving timeWhite Center Community Store16th Ave SW + 100th St, Seattle, WA 98106