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Since September 2009, I’ve been giving you the best Starbucks news on the web: I live in Seattle close to the Roastery, 1912 Pike Place, and the headquarters, and so there’s isn’t a better vantage point to write about Starbucks from.

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This website is a major source of Starbucks news – I’ve been cited, mentioned and/or quoted by these fabulous media outlets: (These citations are in no particular order!)

Refinery 29

Select Starbucks Locations Now Serve Earl Grey Malt (August 2017)

Here’s Another Secret Starbucks Drink that’s about to Take Over Instagram (May 2017)



Grub Street

Starbucks Tests Weekend Brunch (September 2016)



1 - 1 - money-talks-newsFrappuccino Fans: It’s Frappy Hour at Starbucks. (April 2016)


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There’s a Special Frappuccino Only at Target Starbucks (September 2017)

Starbucks has officially added this stunning ombre drink to its menu (May 2017)

8 Things You Should Know Before You Order Starbucks Rainbow Drinks (July 2016)

What You Need to Know About Starbucks’ Newest (and Most Exclusive) Drink. (February 2016)


1 - 1 - small mic logoStarbucks’ New Latte Macchiato Isn’t Really New for the Company. (January 2016)


1 - 1 - Untitled fox businessPumped for Pumpkin Spiced Everything! (September 2015)


Today New Starbucks flavor spotted in testing; Fans predict what’s next for Frappuccinos. (June 2015)



Starbucks is Testing Weekend Lunch (September 2016)

15 Most Amazing Starbucks Drinks Around the World. (July 2015)

Starbucks introduces a coffee so rare, you can only get it this week. (March 2015)



Starbucks Baristas Name Their Favorite Drinks (November 2016)

What Starbucks Employees Really Think of the Secret Menu. (August 2015)

Guess what Starbucks is adding to the menu in two weeks. (February 2015)

9 Secret Frappuccinos You Won’t Find on any Starbucks Menu. (May 2015)


Untitled eater - smaller Starbucks Experiments With Cold Brew (August 2014)

Starbucks Doubles Down on Dairy-Free Alternatives (February 2015)

Starbucks Crushes the Basic Human Right to Order Comically Large Drinks (June 2014)


Untitled cosmopolitan  Starbucks Introduces a Coffee So Rare, You Can Only Get it This Week


logo consumerist - smallerStealth Starbucks Still Exists, And its Serving Acorn Squash Lattes. (November 2015)

Starbucks Shrinks Redemption Time for Birthday Reward to 4 Days. (October 2015)

We all somehow survived the 5-hour Starbucks register outage. (April 2015)

Starbucks Will Roll Out Coconut Milk Everywhere February 17th (February 2015)

Starbucks is now testing a super cute 10 ounce mini Frappuccino. (September 2014)


Untitled huff post taste smaller  Starbucks Franken Frappuccino (October 2014)


Untitled market watch smaller  Starbucks’ ‘Flat White’ Gets a Lukewarm Reception (January 2015)


Untitled business insiderStarbucks is Testing a New Technology to Solve Its Crisis of Long Lines (March 2017)

7 Starbucks items that failed spectacularly (January 2017)

These are the Best Foods to Eat at Starbucks, According to Baristas. (July 2016)

Starbucks Made a Major Change to Its Birthday Rewards. (October 2015)

People are devastated that Starbucks is removing a popular drink from its menu. (June 2015)

Starbucks is Making Its Own ‘Crazy Good’ Fountain Drinks (July 2013)

How to Get Free Refills at Starbucks (May 2014)


Untitled bloomberg business  Now Brewing: Starbucks Soda (April 2013)



The Impulsive Buy - SmallFast Food News: Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino (April 2015)


FoodBeast - smaller imageStarbucks Now Has Flaky Pepperoni Pizza Croissants


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This ‘Non-Starbucks’ Starbucks is Serving Acorn Squash Lattes. (November 2015)


Yahoo FinanceFrappuccino Fans: It’s Frap Happy Hour at Starbucks


And many more!

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The experts at StarbucksMelody are always looking for new Starbucks stories! Please contact me via the Contact Form on this site if you have a Starbucks story idea. I’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to write guest articles, please submit your article for submission. Suggested length is 300 to 500 words with at least one original anchor photo. Keep in mind, I only publish content directly related to Starbucks, their brands, and products available in Starbucks stores or the Starbucks Roastery.

Over all, this unofficial Starbucks news site will present a positive and uplifting view of Starbucks. However, I do not work for Starbucks and absolutely will – when a relevant and valuable conversation may be productive – write articles critical of the brand and their campaigns.

If you are looking for only 100% content this might not be the site for you. It would be disingenuous if I never wrote a critical article.

However, if you want to guest write for this news site, I’m more likely to publish positive and uplifting articles.

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