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Starbucks VIA(tm) is Coming to a Store Near You!
Hi again, My name is Aimee Johnson and I have the privilege of leading the Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew team. The last time I wrote a blog here on MyStarbucksIdea it was titled “ Where can you find Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew? ” Well, today’s blog is the long-awaited answer to that question. I am so excited to say that coming up on September 29th, you will be able to find Starbucks VIA™ in all US and Canada locations! We first launched Starbucks VIA™ in Seattle, Illinois and select London stores back in March. Since then, we have been overwhelmed by your positive response and your innovative ideas around when and how you can use this new product. We have read … more »
Celebrate Your Birthday On Us!
I love birthdays. There’s nothing like waking up on your birthday and experiencing all the fun, excitement, and well wishes of your special day. Starbucks really wants to be a part of the fun so we’re celebrating customer birthdays with a free birthday beverage for all of our registered cardholders, beginning this month. Here’s how it works: 1. Register any Starbucks Card at www.starbucks.com/card 2. Click ‘Manage My Account’ and then click ‘Personal Info’ and add your birthday 3. Check your email and physical mailing address for accuracy in the ‘Email Info’ tab 4. Make sure you’re opted into receiving postal and email offers from Starbucks … more »
How does Starbucks support local communities?
People often ask how Starbucks gives back to the local community. From the neighborhoods where our stores are located, to those where our coffee is grown – we believe in being involved in the communities we’re a part of. Bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in people’s lives – it’s all part of being a good neighbor. And it’s a commitment rooted in the belief that we can use our scale to be a catalyst for change. My name is Joelle and I work on the Global Responsibility team. Today I want to share with you one fantastic area where Starbucks is involved in local communities. Through grants, called the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ … more »
Poll Results: What's your favorite Starbucks food?
This summer, Starbucks food went through a transformation. We've eliminated artificial flavors, artificial trans fats, artificial dyes, and high fructose corn syrup. We're keeping with simple ingredients, like it was home made. The result - delicious. Recipe cards are available for some of our popular items like the Banana Walnut Bread or the Outrageous Oatmeal Cookie . In our recent MSI poll we asked What's your favorite? Here's the response: 9% chose the Low-fat Raspberry Muffin 26% chose the Banana Walnut Bread 21% chose Coffee Cake 13% chose Apple Fritter 31% chose Other Now, the poll only allows 5 answers, but we have lots more food options. If you chose "other" … more »
Trivia Tuesday: Featuring Farmer Support Centers
Question: What is a Farmer Support Center? Answer: You may have heard the term “Farmer Support Center” from Starbucks before. Our farmer support centers are run by agronomists and other scientists in coffee-growing regions so that they can work directly with coffee farmers and suppliers. The staff evaluates social, environmental and economic aspects of coffee production to help ensure that the coffee Starbucks purchases is grown and processed in a responsible manner while helping to improve the quality of the crops. Our agronomists also help share best practices with farmers to improve growing and conservation techniques. Question: When did Starbucks first open a Farmer Support Center … more »
Have you seen the new Starbucks Card site?
Hi, I’m Sally from the Starbucks Card team and I wanted to share some exciting news with you. Last week, we launched our new Starbucks Card website providing all of our Card holders with a new and improved experience when managing their Starbucks Cards online. This new site is both simpler and faster. It features a virtual Card wallet that gives you a single destination to manage all of your Starbucks Cards, Starbucks Gold Card and Starbucks Card Duetto® Visa®. Here are some of the new features you can enjoy on the site: Transfer multiple Card balances onto one Card Report Cards as lost or stolen and reorder new Cards online. Add your friends and family members’ Cards to your … more »
The Bear is Back!
We heard you. And we listened. Then we made a great coffee … greater. As manager of Starbucks Packaged Coffee business, I try to make sure every one of you, our customers, has a Starbucks® coffee you love to brew at home every day. When we removed Yukon Blend® from our menu last year, you told us we took away one of your favorites. Well, we are making it up to you. I am excited to share that Yukon Blend® is coming back and you should see it at your local Starbucks in early September. I am even more excited to let you know this coffee is now 100% certified organic and still 100% delicious. Starbucks lore tells the tale of Yukon Blend® as a coffee created for one of our original … more »
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