You may have seen in the news that Starbucks was planning a store manager leadership conference, to be held in Orlando this year. Howard Schultz has written a letter to his partners detailing that this leadership conference has been canceled, and that instead Starbucks “will reinvest the money required to host this one-time event into […]
Today (January 22, 2015), Starbucks announced their first fiscal 2015 quarterly financial data. Anyone can stream these investor conferences at investor.Starbucks.com. Howard’s portion of the investor conference call was dense with information. I wondered how much of this trivia you already knew! Try your hand at this quiz I created – every single one of […]
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I took a trip to the Starbucks headquarters today. The building is always stunning! I dropped by the Starbucks Coffee Gear store and noticed some new key chains featuring a wooden etched siren. As a reminder, the Starbucks Coffee Gear store is open to the public. I strongly suggest this article on Starbucks places you […]
Right now you’ll find new bistro boxes in select Starbucks locations. It’s a pretty significant test of new bistro box lunches. I went to a Starbucks in San Diego, offering all the new items. I pretty much tried to eat everything, though there’s only so much one person can eat in one sitting! New items […]
I was just having a conversation with a friend about the two classic Starbucks books: Passion for Coffee and Pleasures of Summer. Starbucks produced both books in the mid-1990s, in partnership with Sunset Books. In years past, I’ve mentioned these books before. In 2012, I mentioned Pleasures of Summer, and in 2009, when this blog […]
Coffee education is a journey. Every barista starts somewhere. It was a delight this week to go to some excellent coffee seminars hosted by Starbucks baristas at the beginning of their coffee journey. At the East Olive Way Starbucks, on January 12, 2015, we tried Casi Cielo from the Clover, paired with foods and as […]
Now through February 1st, when you go to Starbucks before 2:00 PM, you’ll get a “Sweet Receipt” when you make a purchase. Hang on to your actual receipt. When you return to Starbucks after 2:00 PM, you can use that receipt to get any pastry item for $1. Enjoy a lemon loaf, a croissant, a […]
Flat White. On January 6, 2015, Starbucks launched a new espresso beverage called the Flat White. I’ve had a few people ask me if I would spotlight it in an article so that they could comment on it. It’s a beverage that was already well known and popular in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. […]
You may have heard of Winter before. He’s famous for being on a life-long journey to visit every single Starbucks in the world. He passed through Seattle this past Friday the 9th, and I had a minute to catch up with him. We actually didn’t end up with much time to talk as we were […]