Storytelling

Storytelling

I hope my readers have read Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody. If not, you’ll find it on Amazon.com. I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a second book. I’m really not sure, but I like being a writer, a storyteller, and a blogger. And Starbucks has great stories to tell. I wrote a significant […]

Starbucks Donates to the Global Fund to Fight Aids: Every handcrafted drink on 12-1 turns (RED).

Starbucks Donates to the Global Fund to Fight Aids: Every handcrafted drink on 12-1 turns (RED).

Turn your handcrafted beverage (RED) on December 1, 2014. This World AIDS Day 2014 (12-1-14), for every handcrafted beverage sold at company-operated Starbucks locations (in the U.S. and Canada), Starbucks will donate ten cents to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, in partnership with (RED). This year, for the first time, Bank of America (also […]

The First of its Kind: New Tea Bar Concept Teavana Store

The First of its Kind: New Tea Bar Concept Teavana Store

The Teavana store in Pacific Place has undergone a major renovation. It is now the first of its kind: A Teavana store inside a mall with a full tea bar for handcrafted tea beverages. (Starbucks wholly owns and operates Teavana. You can pay with your Starbucks card at Teavana and earn My Starbucks Rewards stars […]

Special Thanksgiving Coffee Seminar at the East Olive Way Starbucks!

Special Thanksgiving Coffee Seminar at the East Olive Way Starbucks!

Do you have your Thanksgiving Blend coffee ready for Thanksgiving this week? You can find Thanksgiving Blend online at StarbucksStore.com or at your local neighborhood Starbucks. Thanksgiving Blend was first introduced into the Starbucks coffee lineup on November 4, 2008. Here’s the official Starbucks.com article (from 2008) on Thanksgiving Blend. This past Monday, November 24th, […]

Starbucks Community Service Goals: Less than half way to their annual goal?

Starbucks Community Service Goals: Less than half way to their annual goal?

Starbucks encourages their partners (Starbucks calls their employees, “partners”) to get involved in community service. Customers are usually welcome to participate too. This is the community service webpage, which looks like it recently went through a re-design: Starbucks community service page The front of the page says, “Join us in reaching our goal of 1 […]

Starbucks Ethiopia Gemadro, Guatemala San Isidro estate coffee, and Costa Rica La Candelilla coffee.

Starbucks Ethiopia Gemadro, Guatemala San Isidro estate coffee, and Costa Rica La Candelilla coffee.

As every good barista knows, the coffees that can be found at retailers like grocery stores, Target, Walmart,Costco and such retailers may be different than what’s in the actual Starbucks stores. This is just what Starbucks does, and has done for several years. For example, grocery store Starbucks coffee offerings have included Fall Blend, Spring […]

Starbucks in Spokane to donate proceeds from sales to hunger relief organization, 2nd Harvest!

Starbucks in Spokane to donate proceeds from sales to hunger relief organization, 2nd Harvest!

About 20 Starbucks stores in Spokane, Washington will be participating in a massive fundraising drive for the hunger relief organization, 2nd Harvest. It’s a one day event, tomorrow November 20, 2014, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at all company-operated Starbucks stores inside the city of Spokane. Here’s how you can participate: Where: Visit any […]