Starbucks is doing this through its Roastery concept, with locations opening in Shanghai this year and in New York, Milan and Tokyo in 2018, Schultz said on Wednesday, at a conference held at The Economic Club of New York.
"Think about Disney, it's a theme park of coffee," Schultz said. "We have to be in the seduction business."
Schultz also said Starbucks will be bringing its "social gifting program," currently in China, where people can send free coffee coupons to friends and family through social media, to the U.S. this year.
Schultz was the CEO of Starbucks from 1987 to 2000 and again from 2008 until his departure, also in April. He was replaced by Kevin Johnson, the company's former president and COO.
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Editor's Pick: Originally published May 24.