Cool Off with These Refreshing Starbucks Drinks.

April 7, 2014
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I’ve got several great drinks for you to try: Leroy’s Special, A Very Berry Lemonade, the Sunset, and Sophie’s drink. Recently, I dropped by the Westlake Starbucks and ordered a Valencia Orange Refresher. There were no modifications. As awaited my beverage, I heard Barista Leroy call out my name. He said, “Hey Melody, have you […]

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The Three Coffee Seminar at the Elliott Drive Thru Starbucks.

April 6, 2014

On Monday, March 31st, I went to a coffee seminar at the Starbucks on Elliott in Seattle. Kristina, a coffee master in training, invited me to her event. She did an amazing job of putting on a dynamic seminar. About twenty people appeared. Kristina walked us through trying three coffees: Starbucks Reserve® Finca Nuevo Mexico, […]

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Starbucks Brasil Blend – Available now at

April 5, 2014
Thumbnail image for Starbucks Brasil Blend – Available now at is now offering the Starbucks Brasil Blend. Starbucks produces a series of coffees which are intended for sale in specific international markets. The Brasil Blend coffee is part of that international series of coffees. The hallmark of these international coffees is that the coffee beans are sourced from the same origin country where it […]

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Goodbye Mini Loaves at Starbucks. Welcome Back Sliced Lemon Loaf.

April 3, 2014

Starbucks has announced that they’ll be removing the La Boulange mini loaves and returning three favorite sliced loaf items. This doesn’t affect all Starbucks because some stores have not yet switched to the La Boulange mini loaves. This is what the La Boulange mini loaf lineup looks like: reports that Starbucks is bringing back […]

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The Starbucks Coffee Gear Store.

April 2, 2014
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I dropped by the Starbucks Coffee Gear store on April 1, 2014. It’s been several months since I’ve written about it. This is the store where customers can buy logo t-shirts, keychains, infant bibs, pins, mousepads, and much more. The merchandise at the Coffee Gear Store rotates often, so I check back in now and […]

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The Trip to Canada (A Maple Macchiato Story).

March 31, 2014

On a whim, I decided I would drive to Canada today (March 30, 2014). I had gotten up early enough that I had plenty of time to make it there and back. I decided I really wanted to try their Maple Macchiato. There wasn’t a lot of traffic on the road and I made good […]

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Fort Sheridan Wyoming Veterans – Would Starbucks Partners Help Out?

March 29, 2014

I get quite a bit of email from readers who think that I am Starbucks. Happens more often than you might think. Roge Lewis, a veteran in Wyoming, wrote me asking for a donation of Starbucks coffee. I explained to him that I’m not Starbucks, and he understood. Nonetheless, I sent him a personal donation […]

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NEWS: MyStarbucksRewards Now Gives You Stars for At-Home Coffee

March 28, 2014

NEWS: MyStarbucksRewards has added a benefit: When you use your registered Starbucks card to pay for your at-home coffee purchase, you earn a star for each coffee item. In other words, whole bean coffee (both core coffees and Reserve coffee), K-Cups, Verismo pods, and packages of Via Ready Brew now all earn an extra star […]

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Starbucks Coffee Events in Seattle: East Olive Way and University Village 3

March 27, 2014

If you’re ever in Seattle, come join in a free coffee education seminar at Starbucks. There are two Starbucks locations in Seattle that regularly hold coffee events. EAST OLIVE WAY STARBUCKS The first is the East Olive Way Starbucks, at 1600 East Olive Way, Seattle, WA, 98102, (206) 568 – 5185. East Olive Way holds […]

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Cute new seasonal Starbucks cards coming April 1st: Easter Card and Admin Day Card

March 25, 2014

Beginning April 1, 2014, Starbucks will introduce two new limited cards into their Starbucks card lineup. One card is an Easter Starbucks card. It’s so cute! The classic Starbucks cups are decorated like painted eggs and hidden in grass. Look closely, and you’ll even find a ladybug made it onto the Easter card. The other […]

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