In 2003, Starbucks produced a special coffee passport for partners: it was possible to enter in a contest to win a trip to Africa. A reader recently sent me these photos, and I love them! A prerequisite for entry in this giveaway was completing this Passport to Africa. What a great idea.
Here are the pictures:
I personally really enjoy the stories of Starbucks of yesteryear. I have a category called Starbucks History Lessons where you’ll find more of these kind of articles.
If you’ve missed some of these past articles, I suggest catching up on them. 😉 Some of my favorite Starbucks History Lessons articles includes the following:
- The Starbucks Breakfast Blend history.
- Starbucks Joe Magazine.
- The Story of the Eggnog Latte
- The very first Starbucks Annual Shareholder’s Report: 1992
- Meet Tazo Citrus (2002)
- Christmas Blend banners and posters from many years ago.
- Starbucks Bottled Mazagran
- 1991 Christmas Blend advertising.
On a completely new topic, I received an email from a reader in Detroit who wanted me to talk about the new Starbucks in downtown Detroit. In 2008, Starbucks closed their stores in the downtown Detroit market, and so the new Starbucks that opened on April 10, 2014, is a first in six years. To be honest, what surprised me the most about this article is that it mentions that there is only one company-operated Starbucks in the whole city of Detroit. If I lived in Detroit, I too would be very happy to see a few more stores come my way, licensed or not. So upon reader request, I am sharing the Detroit news. Congratulations on a new store!
Enjoy! And please leave your comments below to join in the conversations. 😀