We’re really excited to announce that we’re opening up some new Twitter accounts. Often times I’m amazed at the passion and knowledge of the people I work with at Starbucks. A couple of months ago, we realized that we should be sharing this knowledge and passion with the world and Twitter felt like the most natural place to communicate it. So, we’d like to present three new Starbucks Twitter accounts focused around three areas that we’re passionate about: Coffee, Health and Wellness and Shared Planet (environment). We’ve been working with Katie, Jason and Jim to get them up to speed and comfortable on Twitter. We’re now ready to share them with you. So, please say hi and follow them on Twitter.
You can always find me on twitter here, too: @Starbucks
We asked them some questions so you could learn a little bit more about them. Enjoy!
Health and Wellness: Katie Thomson, @KT_Starbucks:
Favorite drink: it varies, but right now: Double Tall Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Favorite song right now: Beyonce: All the Single Ladies; Raffi: Oats & Beans (makes my son smile even when he’s cranky)
How long you've been with Starbucks: five years
One interesting fact about yourself you'd like to share: I have a 15-month old son; Training for my first marathon
One interesting fact about your area of expertise: First nutritionist for Starbucks; I love that even small changes can have a huge impact either over time or over a large population.
Coffee: Jason Simpson, @JS_Starbucks:
Favorite drink: Double short whole milk 130 degree cappuccino
Favorite song right now: Leap by The Cave Singers
How long you've been with Starbucks: 14 years
One interesting fact about yourself you'd like to share: Each year our coffee team tastes more than 250,000 cups a year to ensure we provide high-quality coffee to our customers. Over the many years at Starbucks I have learned to detect floral notes, tobacco or citrus when I taste various coffees.
One interesting fact about your area of expertise: 25 million people are directly involved in the production of coffee globally.
Shared Planet: Jim Hanna, @Jim_Starbucks:
Favorite drink: Grande soy no water Chai
Favorite song right now: Alice in Chains - Catch my Brain
How long you've been with Starbucks: four years
One interesting fact about yourself you'd like to share:
#1 - Took Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on his first flight over the coal fields in Appalachia to raise his awareness of the issue & get his organization active.
#2 Toured with the Backstreet Boys working on environmental issues
One interesting fact about your area of expertise: Deforestation around the globe accounts for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. This is more than every car, truck, train, ship and airplane in the world, combined!