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My Coffee and Biscotti Mini-Tour
Full disclosure: until recently, I’d never tasted a biscotti at Starbucks. I’m just usually so enamored by the pastry case that I decide on my snack before I get to the offerings by the register. So I spent the past two mornings crunching through our biscotti, and am now an official biscotti convert. Here is my tour. Day 1 – I decided to start with the new Cherry Walnut Biscotti . With chunks of walnut, yummy dried cherries and hint of lemony zest, it has lots of great flavor and fruity notes, and paired perfectly with the bright acidity and citrusy notes in our Kenya coffee. Day 2 – Vanilla Almond Biscotti was up next with lots of real vanilla extract and dry roasted … more »
Introducing Starbucks Runner Reward
We’ve all been there before. The 2:30-post-lunch-not-quite-snack-time energy lull, or in other words, prime time for a coffee run. But as you’re heading to the door, you toss out a quick “Going on a Starbucks run, anyone want anything?” Next thing you know, your arm is covered in post-it notes scribbled with drink orders and you’re standing in front of a barista, trying to order the world’s most complicated espresso beverage for an officemate. While your coworkers may not always recognize your heroic caffeine-fetching efforts, we sure do. Which is why we’re offering the Starbucks Runner Reward Program : come in with four drink orders, and we’ll … more »
Bring Pumpkin Spice Latte to Your City First!
The Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) Challenge is back for its second year, which means one winning city in the United States and one in Canada will get Pumpkin Spice Latte before any other city! Chicago and Calgary were our winners last year. Will another city rise to the occasion and take the PSL Challenge crown? The playing field is level, so every city has its own chance to win regardless of size. Be sure to play the new Daily Challenges and Creations at least once per day to earn more points for your city! Ready to show your PSL love? Play now in the United States and in Canada . Details: Game ends: August 24 at 9:00 am Pacific Time Winner announced: August 24 PSL available in winning cities: August … more »
Mocha Powder Returns
Good news, Mocha fans! We heard your requests and wanted you to be among the first to know that Starbucks® Mocha Powder has come out of retirement. Here’s how you can make a delicious Caffé Mocha at home: 1. Combine equal parts Starbucks® Mocha Powder and warm water. 2. Stir until it forms a smooth syrup. 3. Pour 2 tbsp (30g) syrup into an 8 fl oz (240 ml) cup. 4. Add a shot (1 fl oz/30 ml) of Starbucks® Espresso Roast or any double-strength, dark roasted coffee. 5. Fill the rest of your cup with steamed or hot milk and enjoy. It’s now available at StarbucksStore.com . Enjoy! Inspired by your ideas: Please bring back the mocha powder posted by thehamanns
New EarthSleeve™ Saves Resources
Picking up a hot beverage but forgot your travel tumbler? Take a close look at the sleeve on your cup. It looks and performs the same as our previous cup sleeve, but there’s been a big improvement. It has been modified to use 34% less paper and increased the recycled content from 60% to 85% post-consumer fiber – and it’s still compostable and recyclable! With nearly three billion* hot cup sleeves produced in the United States in 2011 and Starbucks representing nearly half of the marketplace, this innovation will allow us to save almost 100,000 trees, based on our 2011 volume. This new design also saves in shipping – we can fit 15% more sleeves on a truck, reducing the … more »
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