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Starbucks Verquonica Skit – Did SNL Go Too Far?


I get it – the skit was about less than optimum service and cleanliness at some Starbucks locations. But what’s drawing criticism is the racist undertones of the voices and mannerisms used within the skit. Take a listen, see if you agree/disagree. A number of folks across the Social Web are chiming in with their displeasure. Note: If the video …

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Pay For Your Starbucks Using Square


The mobile payment age is definitely upon us. Starbucks and Square have entered into an agreement whereas consumers can pay for their favorite caffeinated beverage using their mobile device and the innovative Square application. Howard and I signing the deal last evening. #Onward twitter.com/jack/status/23… — Jack Dorsey (@jack) August 8, 2012 The partnership terms include: Customers will be able to use Pay …

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Starbucks Introduces K-Cups (FINALLY!!)


Ah yes – a dream of mine has finally become a reality. I’ve been an owner of a Keurig coffee system for years now – The concept is ingenious and the form and function of the device I have is absolutely beautiful (yeah, I spent a good chunk of change on my unit and use it multiple times per day). …

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Make Mine Extra Dirty. The Starbucks Secret Menu

Image courtesy of 1000awesomethings.com

There are three things I love: my Macbook Pro, Starbucks, and fries.  Yes, food tops two out of the three items I love in life.  An ideal afternoon will be to sit in front of my Macbook Pro while sipping on a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte and munching on fries.  Don’t judge me. So when I discovered from Yahoo! that …

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Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend – Good Stuff

I made my regular, recurring visit to Starbucks yesterday to pick up my pound of ground coffee (went with the Kenya bold blend this time). While I was there the barista told me about the newly released Iced Coffee Blend and the special they were running. Buy a pound of the Iced Coffee Blend and my other pound of coffee …

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Happy Hour at Starbucks


In an attempt to reinvigorate its image, and provide something new and exciting to patrons – Starbucks is testing not just serving coffee and sandwiches, but also beer and wine. The folks at USA Today have gone to one such test shop in Seattle to see how things are going. Check out the video below to get a peek at …

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Starbucks To Maintain Pricing

Coffee addicts (like me) rejoice ! Starbucks has decided not to raise their prices. Starbucks said Tuesday it will absorb additional commodity costs due to high coffee prices, and it has no plans to raise prices at its stores as top U.S. roasters have recently done. “Currently there are no plans to increase prices at this time,” a Starbucks spokeswoman told Dow …

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Starbucks Talks About the BetaCup


In an effort to find a way to help eliminate paper cup consumption and, literally, reinvent the way we drink coffee. The BetaCup Competition was established. Watch live streaming video from thebetacup at livestream.com For more background on the competition check out the BetaCup site here. Also check out the following video talking about the overall goal of the project/competition …

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Starbucks Frappuccino

I spend so much time at Starbucks, and occasionally write sponsored blog posts for them as an affiliate, I thought I’d post a genuinely good video from them. It’s their new Frappuccino blended beverage commercial. Enjoy.

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Free Starbucks on Tax Day


It’s not directly related to your dealings with the IRS, but regardless – the fine folks at Starbucks are giving FREE coffee tomorrow (April 15th). It’s in conjunction with their Big Picture, green initiative which started in New York. On their website, “…For the good of the planet, Starbucks is encouraging everyone to switch from paper cups to reusable travel …

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Get The Starbucks Barista Badge For Foursquare

Starting today you we users of Foursquare and addicts of Starbucks can share our love of each other with the new Barista badge in Foursquare. “It’s where the intersection between digital and physical starts to get interesting,” said Chris Bruzzo, vice president of brand, content and online at Starbucks. “Starbucks loves that, because we’re always looking for that intersection, which …

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Starbucks New Frappuccino Drink


I drink Starbucks – everyday. That is what I do. On my way to work, I stop by the corner Starbucks which is exactly 1.8 miles from my office (yes, I know…) and order my Grande Latte with a breakfast sandwich – I like to keep them guessing on the sandwich and go with either ham or bacon depending on …

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Starbucks: 31oz Trenta Coming


Tall, Grande, Venti, those are so last year ! Meet the Trenta, 31 ounces of Starbucks coffee goodness. Now, initial product tests show that this is geared towards the iced drinks, with the iced coffee priced at $3.30 and the iced tea for $2.60. Starbucks says unsweetened Trenta drinks have fewer than 5 calories, while sweetened versions have less than …

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Facebook Wants Verification…I Like That

Not sure if any of you have seen this before or if this is a new feature. I’m working at a remote location this morning (a new Starbucks in the neighborhood to be exact…) As I log into the AT&T WiFi and attempt to check out the latest happenings on Facebook I get the following notice: Now I like that …

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Official Starbucks iPhone App Released

Image via Wikipedia Forget all the copycats and knock-offs. Starbucks has finally launched the official application for the iPhone and iPod Touch The myStarbucks app will help you find a store near you that’s open. Find the store with a drive through. Find the store with WIFI access. You can use the Drink Builder and create and share your favorite …

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Instant coffee at Starbucks

Starbucks is planning to revolutionize the world again. Come next week they will launch their instant coffee selections. The company plans to unveil its Via soluble coffee product on Tuesday and said it would soon send samples to stores. The company says Via replicates the taste of Starbucks coffee in instant form and will be available next month after more …

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