Giveaway: A Child-Size Starbucks Green Apron & Gift Card

2 - 1 - IMAG2964 Child's Green ApronI’m doing a quick giveaway! I was at the Starbucks Coffee Gear Store  recently and noticed this cute child-size green apron. I thought that would be especially cute as part of a Halloween costume! Of course, there might be kids who would wear it any time of the year!

This is going to be a quick giveaway. You have to post your comment to enter before Friday, October 17th at 3:00 PM PST. I’ll stop counting at 200 entries (I don’t think there will be nearly that many but I am putting that cap on it). You may only enter once. (One entry per person – multiple comments by the same person will be deleted.) Your odds of winning depend upon the number of valid entries (up to the max of 200). I’ll put all the names on little cards, and ask someone to pull a name out of a Starbucks bag. Winner chosen at random.

You are entering to win one Starbucks child-size green apron and a Starbucks Gift Card loaded with $15.00 on it.

Here’s what you need to do to enter: You must have an address within the United States or Canada. You must be over age 18 to enter. You must leave a comment below on the blog. Tell me what your favorite past article on this site was. I realize that there are now well over 1,000 published articles on this blog. I’d like to know what resonates with you. I find it interesting, for example, that articles on Coffee Education Seminars usually get few comments but when I meet people and talk about the blog or get emails, lots of people tell me how much they enjoy reading those articles. I thoroughly enjoy Starbucks history lessons articles, such as the story behind Breakfast Blend, the story of the Eggnog Latte, or articles like this that tell some of the stories of the current whole bean coffee packaging. The articles that get the most comments tend to be those that stir up disagreement and strong feelings. I suppose if I really wanted to always inspire lots of comments, I’d make sure to post plenty of controversial topics. But I try to keep those to a minimum. Maybe your favorite articles are about Teavana? I know that there are many people who read this site for information about products and/or beverages in the testing phase. Maybe it is the giveaways that you especially like seeing on this site?

I would encourage you to use a real email address to enter: this will make it much easier for me to reach you if you’re a winner. I would also encourage you to use more than one single first name if you have a common first name. Sometimes it’s confusing to have multiple entries by “Michelle” or “John” – You can be Michelle S. or Michelle 3 or whatever you like. This is not required, but is recommended. And lastly, I’d encourage you to put your email address in the left side column and subscribe to future updates.

Your comment must be posted before Friday the 17th at 3:00 PM PST. I would note, it’s very common for people to send me an email or post on Facebook thinking that’s an entry. You do have to write a comment on the actual blog. And please be specific about what past article(s) you especially liked. I won’t approve a comment that’s just “Love this blog.” I appreciate that very much, but it’s not what I contemplated with this giveaway! Thank you for being great readers! Your comments are great feedback to help me guide what I’ll write about in the future.

Thanks! Enjoy!

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The World’s Largest Private Collection of Starbucks Collectibles.

2 -1 - IMAG3026 Frappuccino clock2 - 1 - IMAG3059 SleevesI think the world’s largest collection of Starbucks collectibles might belong to Bay Area resident, Sue Fox. And I mean, the largest collection of all things Starbucks outside of what’s inside the Starbucks Support Center or Howard’s personal collection. She has cards galore. She has entire displays from Starbucks. There are clocks, Starbucks playing cards, the series of Starbucks – Doonesbury collectibles, Starbucks snow globes, sleeves, Mazagran, pins, shirts, an entire book of in-store promo materials, and much, much, more. As I looked through her collection, I asked “Sue, about the only thing that seems to be missing here is Joe Magazine. Do you have Joe?” She said, “Oh yes, I have all three issues. They’re still in a box.” The things on display at the Coffee Convention represent a tiny fraction of what she owns in Starbucks collectibles. Starbucks used to do so many really, really unique things. The display that talks about giving a card that “will grow” on them – that was the year that the sleeves that went with the cards had actual seeds in them that one could plant.

Once in a blue moon, I’ll hear people say things like, “there’s so much stuff inside Starbucks.” I always think, that’s a person who had absolutely no idea what the Starbucks era from about 1992 to 2005 was like.

Without further ado, I am posting a few photos of Sue Fox’s collection of Starbucks collectibles. Notice that in her collection, she has the original 1996 psychedelic Starbucks paper cups that were used to celebrate Starbucks’ 25th Anniversary:

2 -1 - Seeds cards display2 -1 - IMAG3067 japan city mugs2 -1 - IMAG3040 pins2 -1 - IMAG3037 ornaments2 -1 - IMAG3028 paul mccartney2 -1 - IMAG3025 1996 Anniversary Blend Paper cups2 - 1- miscellaneous snow globes and more2 - 1 - IMAG3062 paperbags 10 Oct 142 - 1 - IMAG3061 starbucks t-shirts and caps2 - 1 - IMAG3060 Display of Sue's collection

I’ve mentioned it before, but if you want to reach Sue Fox, her email is StarbucksEditor@Yahoo.com. She is the producer of the annual Starbucks Coffee Collector’s Convention.

So I participated with a group of about 50 people, who flew in from all over the world, to enjoy the collector’s convention. People were there to trade Starbucks cards, gain information, enjoy the Starbucks museum display (see above – Sue’s collection), and listen to the guest speakers. There were three guest speakers: myself, Sue Fox, and John Bucks, the founder of BucksCard.com. I had an entire hour to fill up to talk about Starbucks. It was much easier than I thought it would be. Once you get me talking about Starbucks, I can’t stop! I told stories like going to the headquarters Pilot Plant for a special roasting of a Reserve coffee and many more. I meet partners who don’t know about the Pilot Plant all the time. It makes for a good story.

On the Friday of the convention, about 30 people all took a bus tour around. We went to the Coffee Gear Store (which has a cute new Halloween t-shirt available right now), 1912 Pike Place, and University Village to experience Teavana, Evolution Fresh, and an Evenings Starbucks.

Here are a few photos from our adventures out and about:

2 - 1 - IMAG2996 Len smiles at 1912 Pike Place2 - 1 - IMAG2994 Packed at 1912 Pike Place2 - 1 - IMAG2989 going into 1912 Pike Place 10 October 20142 - 1 - IMAG2980 coffee con group in front of the SSC2 - 1 - IMAG2954 Coffee con group at the Coffee Gear Store 10 Oct 142 - 1 - IMG_9788140397844 Megan and Melody in front of the SSC 10 October 20142 - 1 - IMAG2947 halloween shirt at the coffee gear store

During the “trade and sell” part of the convention, I set up a table and sold copies of my book, Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody. The woman who sat at a table adjacent to me sold charms and jewelry made from used Starbucks cards. She runs a business called CoffeeCharms.com. I was entranced by her jewelry! She makes beautiful bracelets, necklaces and more:

2 - 1 - IMAG3091 Card earrings2 - 1 - IMAG3090 The Siren - Charms2 - 1 - IMAG3085 Starbucks card necklaces2 - 1 - IMAG3081 bracelets2 - 1 - IMAG3080 coffee charm jewelry 11 October 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of the people who came to the convention were avid Starbucks card collectors. This was a group that was incredibly knowledgeable about card and their collectibility! I learned a lot!

I will say that this convention got me thinking about customers and their unique self-created relationships to the brand. Sue Fox is collecting Starbucks stuff in a fantastic kind of way. Winter is on a life-long journey to visit every Starbucks in the world. Some people may recall that Beautiful Existence made the news in 2013 for eating only Starbucks food (or Starbucks food-products from their subsidiary brands such as Teavana or Evolution Fresh). And yep, there’s me. Just a Seattleite reporting on all things Starbucks from their backyard and always hoping for as many great experiences as possible.

Hope you enjoyed the many photos and I hope to see you at the next Coffee Collectors’ Convention. I heard Sue Fox mention that she’d like to do Anaheim, as she could potentially work in a trip to Disneyland Starbucks. I love that idea! Anaheim is a convenient place for me to visit! Again, if you want information about the Starbucks Collectors’ Convention, email Sue at StarbucksEditor@Yahoo.com.

 

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A Quick Look at Starbucks Tests: Golden Maple Latte, Dark Barrel Latte and more.

Starbucks has a lot of test items going on right now. I thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of these limited test items.

image golden mapleGolden Maple Latte – If you’re in Orlando, Florida or Cleveland, Ohio, you might find the “Golden Maple Latte”. Starbucks has offered Maple Lattes in years gone by, and frequently offers a seasonal Maple Latte in Canada. We’ll have to see how this version of the Maple Latte does!

You can see that the Golden Maple Latte is on the upper right corner of the “daily offerings” board picture.

Dark Barrel Latte – It’s been all over the news that Starbucks is testing a beverage that is a beer-inspired flavor. Sounds odd to me! I’ve heard this drink is available in Jacksonville, Florida.

image-2 signageThe Ice Cream plus Espresso test is currently only available at a tiny number of San Francisco Starbucks locations.

I would love to try this. I might have to take a quick trip to San Francisco soon!

Cane Sugar Cola test- I actually don’t know much about this test, but I believe it’s available in stores with Fizzio machines in Atlanta and Houston.

Last but not least, whenever I write about tests, I always have to give the caveat that Starbucks tests many more beverages and products than actually make it to a national launch. Don’t hold your breath for any of these tests to come to your neighborhood store. For example, if you go back just a few years ago in time, the Starbucks Pink Lime Frozt actually went through multiple rounds of testing before Starbucks gave it the axe, never to be seen again. You can still make something that resembles a Pink Lime Frozt at Starbucks: Passion Tea, Creme Base, and Lime Refresher mix, all in a blender! No wonder it didn’t make it. ;)

If I had to make wild guesses on what test has a future, I’d say that the Coconut Milk test has promise. But I’ve learn the hard way it’s difficult to second guess Starbucks!

As always, do not re-use images without my express permission. A huge thank you to the many readers who send me emails with images and information!

And you know, one needs a little self-promotion to be successful, so I’ll again suggest you read Tales of the Siren while enjoying your Golden Maple Latte!

Feel free to talk about in Starbucks test item in the comments!

 

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Starbucks Collectibles – #ThrowBackThursday.

I was just going through a few items that I might talk about during Coffee Con, this Friday and Saturday. My presentation is Saturday the 11th, and I might do a brief show-and-tell.

How many of these objects do you recognize or know the story behind them?

2 - 1 - Starbucks CollectiblesIf you have questions about Coffee Con, email Sue at StarbucksEditor.com. This year’s activities will be held at 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, Washington 98188, which is the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, SeaTac/Southcenter.

This is the schedule:

FRIDAY
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Registration open
Starbucks Museum Display
Reception Munchies
Meet & Greet
CARDS AS ART WORKSHOP – w Russ Hagen @ 7:30 PM

SATURDAY
6:00 -11:00 Hot Breakfast for Convention Hotel Guests
9:00 – 10:00 AM – Show table set up
10:00 – Show Room Opens to Registered Attendees
11:00 – 1:30 Public Admission to Show Room – $15
1:30 PM – Lunch Break
2:30 Lecture 1 – Melody Overton, Author of Tales of the Siren
3:30 Lecture #2 – Sue Fox
4:30 Show Room re-opens
6:00 Dinner Banquet & Door Prize giveaway
10:00 Convention is concluded
I’ll be sitting in the show room to on Saturday, so feel free to come by and see me from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. I’ll have a table with my book Tales of the Siren.
If you can’t make it to Coffee Con, the Kindle version of the book will be on sale October 10th and 11th only. Use your Kindle or the Kindle app on your phone to download Tales of the Siren for 99 cents.
This is one book that it’s okay to get a big coffee spill on! ;)
2 - 1 - IMAG2941 talesOf course, if you’re looking for books about Starbucks, I recommend that you buy Onward by Howard Schultz, or The Starbucks Experience by Joseph Michelli. Howard Schultz has a new book called For Love of Country, coming out in November. The Amazon.com link to it is in the side-bar of this blog.
So back to the original question, how many of those collectibles in the first photo above do you know, or know the story behind? :)

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Fall Into Fizzio. What’s your favorite Fizzio customization?

2 -1 - IMAG2890 blackberry syrup and lemon ale 5 Oct 2014It may be Autumn here in the Pacific Northwest, but in some areas of the country, it’s still blazing hot. Too hot, in fact. As of June this year, Starbucks stores in the sun belt states of the US have carbonated beverages called Fizzio. (And there are a couple of international Starbucks markets that have Fizzio too.)

I was just in Orange County, California, and it was so hot that I thought I’d melt:

Screenshot_2014-10-04-16-50-08 - 96degrees96 degrees out! So, I landed at John Wayne Airport and tried to drink as much Fizzio as possible while visiting Orange County. Some readers may recall that I had the chance to try these drinks when they were still very experimental. I’m still a fan! This is such a refreshing, delicious all-new beverage at Starbucks.

The official Starbucks newsroom now has an image of the Fizzio machine, which is used to make the three official beverages: Spiced Root Beer, Lemon Ale, and Ginger Ale.

ZRBaPMfC-3150-2100One of the first things I did was make my way to a Starbucks in the City of Orange (Main & Town and Country), and ordered a Fizzio Root Beer:

2 - 1 - Fizzio Rootbeer 4Oct14 Main and Town and Country Starbucks Orange CaliforniaI quickly started asking baristas what their favorite Fizzio combination is. While visiting another Starbucks in Orange, a barista mentioned that she really liked Ginger Ale with Peach syrup. Turns out, I was speaking with the store manager of the Orange Plaza Square Starbucks, who recognized my name and quickly figured out I am “StarbucksMelody.”

2 - 1 - IMAG2801 Ginger Ale with Peach syrup Orange Calif 5OCt2014 Orange Daily News StarbucksI’m still not a huge fan of Ginger Ale, but this was indeed a refreshing combination! I might change my mind about Ginger Ale!

I’ve always loved how pretty the old building that the Orange Plaza Starbucks is in. It’s in the historic Orange Circle area, which has lots of cute antique stores, places to eat, and two Starbucks.

2 - 1 - IMAG2797 Orange Daily News Starbucks 5 Oct 2014At one Starbucks, baristas strongly suggested Lemon Ale with just a very light splash of strawberry on top. Apparently the strawberry is so heavy that it quickly falls through the drink, and you only need a tiny splash of it. This was absolutely delicious too. This drink was recommended with “extra fizz” and you end up with a sweet and delicious very fizzy customized beverage:

2 - 1 - IMAG2873 Lemon ale with a splash of strawberry on top 5Oct14 Tustin and Lincoln Starbucks OrangeFinally, I was in Santa Ana, and a register barista (at the Bristol & McArthur Starbucks) suggested Root Beer with Vanilla Syrup. This might have been my favorite of all these combinations. If you worked hard enough at customizing this drink, you could get close to a Root Beer float. ;)

2 - 1 - IMAG2893 Rootbeer with vanilla syrup 5 October 2014I liked the wall art of the coffee growing regions (“the coffee belt”) at this Santa Ana Starbucks:

2 - 1 - IMAG2895 Wall art at the Bristol and MacArthur Starbucks Santa AnaSo what is your favorite Fizzio beverage? And if you don’t have Fizzio in your region, what do you think of carbonated drinks at Starbucks? By the way, in speaking with store partners, it seems as though this is doing quite well… at least in Orange County. Lots of customers like having this option.

On a new topic, on October 10th and 11th, in honor of Coffee Con, the Kindle version of Tales of the Siren will be 99 cents. Make a mental note to get your e-copy of the book then! You can use the Kindle app on your smart phone too! I have it set up now that on the 10th and 11th, you’ll see the Kindle count down clock for the promotion. I have it set up to run for 49 hours, ending at 1:00 AM on the 12th.

Thank you to the many great partners I met in Orange County recently! So many friendly baristas!

 

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Starbucks this and that: Register your partner card/ the Shakerato/ A new book by Howard Schultz

This is a bit of Starbucks this and that. Weigh in the comments if you want to add anything Starbucks related. This is an open thread!

Register your partner card: (For Starbucks employees only)

Today is October 3rd! If you’re a partner reading this, there are only two days left to register your Starbucks card to get to instant gold status (without having to climb through 30 stars first). Your gold status will appear on your Starbucks profile by October 13th. If you already have a regular Starbucks card registered, still be sure to add your partner card to your profile at Starbucks.com/card. Your partner card will add exclusive perks just for partners. You do not have to load money onto your partner card to register it. If your partner card is already registered, you’re already in!

Screenshot_2014-10-02-19-34-36-1The Shakerato is a thing: I know the name sounds a little too close to the unfortunate movie title, Sharknado, but there are no sharks involved in this drink. It’s basically just two shots of espresso shaken and sweetened. I had one recently and it was delicious. The barista who made my beverage, strongly suggested white mocha for the sweetener. Give it a try. For more information, see the Starbucks Pinterest pin describing it.

The key to the Shakerato is shaking the espresso with whatever you use to sweeten it (such as classic syrup) and then straining the ice and pouring only the two lovely, sweetened, shaken shots of espresso. It’s frothy, cold, and delicious – and a petite amazing drink. Don’t order this if you want a huge drink. This is only going to produce a couple of ounces of beverage.

for the love of country book coverA new book by Howard Schultz is coming soon: For Love of Country. It will be available inside Starbucks stores beginning November 11, 2014. (I have to assume that’s what’s happening – the publish date on that link is November 11th, Veteran’s Day, and Howard Schultz always sells his books in Starbucks stores. I’m just kind of putting two and two together here. If I’ve got this wrong, please let me know.)

I will definitely pick up a copy. As long-term readers of this website know, I was Air Force from age 18 to 22, so I have special interest in all veterans’ issues.

I’ve heard a number of baristas mention to me that a special, collectible Starbucks card for Veteran’s Day will be coming November 11th. I’m looking forward to seeing that too.

Reserve Cards:

Starbucks Reserve CardsFor no particular reason, I leave you with some Starbucks Reserve cards (for their Reserve coffees). I’ve been accumulating them! You will find Reserve coffees on StarbucksStore.com or in any Starbucks Reserve store. The Starbucks store locator lets you filter your search by Reserve store locations.

It’s kind of fun to see some of the Reserve coffees that have been offered in the past.

IMAG2753 reserve note booklets 2I have a friend who takes those Reserve cards and makes little note books out of them. They’re very cute!

I’m going to pass on my collection to her so she can make more of these cute little booklets.

No new blog articles for a bit:

I may not get a chance to update this blog much over the next week. Please don’t be alarmed if there are no new articles for a week. I’ll be out of town this weekend, and the following weekend is the Coffee Con produced by Sue Fox. This isn’t going to leave a lot of time for this blog. In honor of Coffee Con, the Kindle version of Tales of the Siren will be 99 cents only October 10th and 11th. Make a mental note of those dates if you’re wanting to download a copy for 99 cents.

Please pardon typos. As with so many of my articles, I just wrote this out quickly without even much proof reading.

Looking forward to your thoughts in the comments.

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Share your coffee passion with the world! Be a Starbucks barista at the new new concept Roastery and Cafe.

Coming soon, there will be an expansive, gorgeous Starbucks that will have coffee roasting operations, a café, and a specialty pizza restaurant operated by well-known Seattle chef, Tom Douglas.  This new and amazing Starbucks is called “The Roastery.”

If you work there as a barista, you’ll get the chance to have the latest beverages, coffee blends, Starbucks test concepts and you’ll be serving your customers coffee that was roasted right in your café.

This is an amazing opportunity. And NOW is the time to apply for barista positions.

Here’s the link to be a barista at the Roastery.

Just imagine, this will be the front door to your store: (under construction right now)

IMG_20140926_095344 The RoasteryIf you are a partner, and you don’t know about the Roastery, you should! It’s an important Starbucks concept.

I hope to see you there. The Roastery is on Pike Street between Boren Avenue and Melrose (where Minor turns into Melrose), right on the edge of downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, and the First Hill neighborhoods.

You’ll be in an extraordinarily high profile amazing concept Starbucks. If you’re currently a partner, this is a fantastic chance to transfer to an amazing store. Partners are transferring from all over to be at this special location.

(If you are an existing partner, fill out a transfer request form and send an email to ReserveRoastery@Starbucks.com)

Good luck!

 

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Teavana Tea is Now Available in Starbucks Stores!

2 - 1 - IMAG2704 shelf of teasStarbucks is now offering Teavana teas inside their stores! You can buy loose leaf Teavana tea. Look for it on your store’s merchandise wall.

The Teavana tea options include:

  • Royal English Breakfast (black tea)
  • Jade Citrus Mint (green tea)
  • Pineapple Kona Pop (herbal infusion)
  • Passion Tango (herbal infusion)
  • Youthberry (white tea)

And continued from previous seasons, you still can purchase the Teavana Oprah Chai too.

I’m pretty excited about the new teas. The Pineapple Kona Pop is one of my favorites. If you open it up, the aromas will entice you and lure you in. I’ve made it at home as an iced tea hundreds of times. It’s great by itself or blended with the Teavana Blueberry Bliss tea (look for Blueberry bliss online or in the actual Teavana stores).

Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time visiting the Teavana tea store in Seattle’s University Village. And so over time, I’ve already tried every single tea listed above, except English Breakfast. I’m not a big English Breakfast fan generally speaking, and I tend to make a lot of iced tea at home.

At home, I use this Teavana Infusion Pitcher (designed for iced tea) and make lots of iced tea. The Youthberry is delicious hot or iced.

Hope you go check out the new teas! Starbucks started with a small test of this transition one year ago, and here we are finally Teavana teas everywhere!

2 - 1- IMAG2703 teavana shelf2 - 1 - PhotoGrid_1412044694297 Teavanna photo grid2 - 1 - IMAG2713  oprah chai2 - 1 - IMAG2724 Pineapple kona pop

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First Time Ever: Starbucks India Estates Now Available

1 - 1 - IMAG2595 India Estates Blend coffee seminarFor the first time ever, you can try Starbucks India Estates Blend. Previously, the only way you could get your hands on this coffee was to travel to India to get it! This coffee – sourced entirely from coffee grown in India – is a core, year-round offering Starbucks stores in India.

Click here to find the Starbucks India Estates Blend on StarbucksStore.com.

I bought a few bags of it, and took one to Coffee Master Megan G. at the East Olive Way Starbucks and challenged her to come up with a great food pairing for India Estates Blend. She took her challenge very seriously!

She presented this coffee at a coffee education seminar on Monday, September 22, 2014. We tried it made with a French press, and Megan paired it with the Dark Chocolate Covered Grahams and the Turkey Pesto Panini.

We had a great turn out of customers and a lot of fun! This was really a treat to try the India Estates Blend with a knowledgeable coffee master! We thought the aroma was herbally sweet, with one person in the group picking up hints of coconut in the aroma.

The description for this coffee is “chocolaty and herbal,” and indeed it really is. It’s also squarely a medium roast profile coffee. Megan made a French press of it and we tried it with the Dark Chocolate Covered Grahams first. I thought this was the best pairing of it! The chocolatyness of the coffee really pops with the grahams and the texture of the grahams complements the coffee’s chocolaty mouth-feel.

If you’re looking for an excellent pairing at a Starbucks store to try the India Estates Blend with, try the grahams!

Herbal and chocolaty is an interesting combination and challenging to work with. The Turkey Pesto Panini was supposed to bring out the herbal notes, which it did. Though I thought the butteryness of the bread fought against the pesto/ herbal flavors.

One thing that I would like to do still is taste and compare this coffee with Starbucks core Sumatra. That would be a great taste and compare coffee tasting. As we worked on discovering the herbal side to this coffee, several people in the group noticed that this could have a little overlap with Sumatra. A lighter, more elegant version of Sumatra? I haven’t done that coffee tasting yet, but it’s on my list of things to do.

By the way, later on, I had this coffee made through the Clover and I thought it was much more herbally than chocolaty when made via the Clover.

If you’re ever available, please join me at the East Olive Way Starbucks for regular coffee seminars. They’re every other Monday evening, at 6:00 PM and free and open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

1 - 1 - IMG_20140922_182934 Photogrid of the India Estates Blend Coffee seminar1 - -IMAG2610 India Estate Blend with its whole beans 22 Sept 2014

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New braille Starbucks card coming soon and a reminder about Coffee Con.

If you’re a Starbucks card collector, be on the look out for a new Starbucks braille card.

This is the third time Starbucks has offered a braille card. The first one was 2011. All of them have the word “Starbucks” punched into them in braille.

If you are a collector of Starbucks collectibles (such as cards), there is a “Coffee Con” convention designed for you! This convention is the 10th and 11th of October. I will be there in the “Trade and Sale” room with copies of Tales of the Siren for sale. And more importantly, I’d be happy to meet you! (The “Trade and Sale” room has a two-hour window that it’s open on Saturday the 11th, I think. But ask the organizer for more information). This is going to be a lot of fun!

I’m not the organizer of Coffee Con! If you have questions about it, contact Sue Fox.  You can reach her by email at StarbucksEditor@yahoo.com. There’s a pre-convention tour that includes fun things like the Coffee Gear Store and much more.

Hope to see you there!

 

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