2 new Starbucks Reserve Coffees: Maui Mokka and Malawi Peaberry Sable Farm.

June 25, 2014

Two new Starbucks Reserve coffees are here! They’re available in Starbucks Reserve locations or at StarbucksStore.com. The first is the Maui Mokka Reserve, which as the name implies, is a mokka varietal coffee, grown in Maui. The StarbucksStore.com website describes it as having flavors of candied fruit and chocolate. I went to a coffee seminar […]

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Giveaway: Tales of the Siren Book and Starbucks Reserve Micro Blend 11.

June 24, 2014

        //////   This giveaway is over! Congrats to winners Felice L. and Michelle Perry.   //////     I’m giving away a bag of Micro Blend 11 Starbucks Reserve Coffee with a copy of the book Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody. Please read everything carefully before leaving a comment below. […]

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A look at Starbucks Russia.

June 24, 2014

A regular reader of this site recently went on a trip to Russia and toured a number of the Starbucks stores there. The 2013 Starbucks Annual Report says that there are 65 Starbucks stores in Russia. However with recent store openings, currently there are more than 70 Starbucks stores in Russia – in Moscow, St. […]

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26 Signs You’re Hopelessly Obsessed with Starbucks. (The StarbucksMelody version)

June 22, 2014

I saw a Buzzfeed article on “26 Signs You’re Hopelessly Obsessed With Starbucks,” and decided that I would create my own list. Buzzfeed clearly didn’t check with me for my input on theirs. Here’s Melody’s own 26 signs you’re hopelessly obsessed with Starbucks: 26. You have a profile and comment at MyStarbucksIdea.com – Because you […]

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Early Access to New Starbucks Beverages: Peach Green Tea and Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade.

June 19, 2014

New drinks are here at Starbucks! Well, in fact, almost here. Beginning on June 24, 2014, Starbucks will launch two new national summer beverages: The Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea and the Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade. Starbucks now offers Teavana Iced Teas in all their United States locations.  If you’re in a “sunbelt region,” which […]

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Meet the Starbucks Micro Drive Thru Store.

June 17, 2014

Starbucks has such a variety of store concepts. There is everything from the super tiny drive thru stores to larger, comfortable Evenings destination locations. I recently realized that there is a category of stores that are called the “Micro Drive Thru.” These are very small, pre-fab construction drive-thru locations. The hallmark of a micro drive […]

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Starbucks Announces Education Partnership With ASU: Free Online Undergraduate Degree Completion.

June 16, 2014

Starbucks has made the bold move of offering an incredible education benefit for their partners: finish your undergraduate degree online, for free. This New York Times article thoroughly covers this announcement and some of the parameters of it. As a partner, if you’re working on your first undergraduate degree, have at least two years completed, […]

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What’s New at Teavana: The 16-Ounce re-usable glass Teavana Tumbler.

June 15, 2014

Teavana has some new things in store. The new recycled glass tea tumbler is one my favorite items, so I have to start off with mentioning it. Some people might remember that Starbucks recently offered a re-usable glass tumbler, which was a March, spring launch item, long-since sold out. I have a feeling the Teavana tumblers […]

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Friday the 13th, a full moon, and one full month of true Starbucks Tales.

June 13, 2014

Today is Friday the 13th. It’s a day of bad luck. I’m really hoping for some good luck today! And, one thing that’s unusual about today is that there will be a full moon. According to this news story, there won’t be another Friday the 13th with a full moon until 2049! And what’s even […]

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Starbucks Testing New Lunch Sandwiches. (Grilled cheese coming soon everywhere).

June 10, 2014

Starbucks wants you to swing by for lunch. In order to entice lunch-goers, Starbucks is testing out several new sandwiches in roughly 178 stores, between two cities. If you’re in Phoenix, Arizona, or Richmond, Virginia, you might find these new lunch options. This Bloomberg news article does a thorough job of covering this lunch test, […]

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