2 - 1 - 20150605_214217 APRONSI have a small collection of Starbucks aprons, which have come from partners gifting me an apron now or then. Of course, they all tell a story! Oddly though, I have a few that I’m not even sure what the story behind it is!

The purple apron that says “Two Cool” comes from the era of Tazo Berry Citrus Frappuccino.

The yellow apron that says “Vivanno” dates to July 2008, and the introduction of the “Vivanno Nourishing Blends,” which were the first smoothies. Starbucks later dropped the word “Vivanno” and renamed them “Smoothies,” which is what they were all along.

The gray Tazo aprons were worn by Tazo partners in the one Starbucks-operated Tazo store, which opened in November 2012, and closed less than one year later. Ultimately, that store became a Teavana store.

The Via Latte Challenge apron was worn in January 2014, for the Via Latte challenge, introducing customers to Mocha Latte Via and Vanilla Latte Via.

I’m not even sure of all the other aprons’ stories.

There are a lot of aprons missing from this collection! I’d love to have a Community Store apron!

2 - 1 - 20150527_150406 Military Family Store Starbucks ApronI’d love to have a Military Family Store Starbucks Apron too – those aprons all have a flag on them. These are not the same as the aprons designating a partner as a veteran or military spouse. The Military Family Store aprons simply designate that a partner works at a Military Family Starbucks.

Currently there are two Military Family Stores. One is in Oceanside, California, (near Camp Pendleton) and the other is in Utah, near Hill AFB.

2 - 1 - IMAG5855 MyStarbucksRewards ApronI would absolutely love to have a MyStarbucksRewards apron too. These were promotional aprons worn by corporate partners during shareholders meeting this year. I think they’d be fabulous in the stores – it would really call attention to the rewards program!

And I think it would be great to have one of the blue 2010 Frappuccino aprons, which were worn for the introduction of the However-You-Want-It-Frappuccino.

I know that in 2009, there was a Starbucks (RED) apron too, for their partnership with (RED).

There are a ton of aprons that I’d like to have. I don’t have a black apron either! Well, that one has to be earned!

This is for all the fellow collectors of Starbucks aprons!