Let’s #RaceTogether. Starbucks Leads a Race Dialogue.

Let’s #RaceTogether. Starbucks Leads a Race Dialogue.

Since last December, Howard Schultz (Starbucks CEO) has been involved in partner open forums (Starbucks employee meetings) with discussion about race and racism. Since that time, Howard has traveled to Chicago, New York, Oakland, Los Angeles and St. Louis, and held more open forums with more than 2000 partners (Starbucks calls their employees “partners”), opening […]

Maple Valley Starbucks Partners with Artist Michael Tolleson to Raise Money for the Autism Society of Washington.

On March 6, 2015, the Maple Valley ‘Four Corner’ Evenings Starbucks partnered with local artist Michael Tolleson to raise money for Autism Society of Washington. The store hosted a live-painting event with live music (featuring singer Susanna Fuller), and raised donations for the Autism Society of Washington. I love it when Starbucks gets involved with […]

The Starbucks Card Marriage Proposal.

The Starbucks Card Marriage Proposal.

With all the news of people getting married at Starbucks, it should be no surprise that one gentleman found a way to propose using Starbucks cards. Megan Cogsdill of Chicago, Illinois gasped with delight when her boyfriend Mitch handed her these framed Starbucks cards, today, March 5, 2015: Of course she quickly said “yes!” What […]

March 17, 2015: Tribute Blend comes back and more.

Starbucks Tribute Blend returns to stores on March 17th! This popular coffee was created for the 40th Starbucks anniversary, in 2011. Aged Sumatra comes together with Sun-Dried Ethiopian coffees, Papua New Guinea, and Colombia coffee. Tribute Blend is wonderful whether you’re having it as a drip coffee or a shot of espresso! This year’s is […]

Showcasing Starbucks Partner Talent: #PartnerCupContest

Showcasing Starbucks Partner Talent: #PartnerCupContest

Starbucks recently sponsored a white cup art contest for their partners. (Starbucks calls their employees “partners”.) There were four days to enter, ending on February 20th, and partners submitted their entries via public Twitter and Instagram profiles. The winners have not yet been announced yet: Starbucks will announce the winners on or about March 9, […]