Starbucks releases two new limited-edition lattes to keep you cozy

Starbucks releases two new limited-edition lattes to keep you cozy

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Starbucks is coming out with some unusual new flavored lattes, and they’re about as complicated and appetizing as you might expect from a Starbucks drink

The two upcoming flavors are Smoked Butterscotch Latte and Teavana Citrus Green Tea Latte, and they’ll be seeing a limited release around the United States and Canada starting Feb. 16.

Smoked Butterscotch citrus green tea

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While butterscotch flavored lattes are already part of the Starbucks secret menu, the official smoked butterscotch flavor will include espresso, steamed milk and smoked butterscotch sauce, with a smoky butterscotch sugar sprinkled on top. Read more…

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How Starbucks made it big in tea-drinking China

How Starbucks made it big in tea-drinking China

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Starbucks announced today the introduction of its fourth and largest Partner-Family Forum programme in China.

Already present in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, Starbucks’ latest family-oriented plans for Chengdu is proof of the coffee company’s territorial ambitions in China. It’s been reported that Starbucks intends to double its locations in the country by 2019.

When Starbucks first opened in China in 1999, the company’s future seem doomed in a country that has thousands of years of tea-drinking history. However, in just 17 years, Starbucks changed and revolutionised the way the Chinese view and drink coffee. Read more…

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This woman's Welsh name is too much for Starbucks staff to handle

This woman’s Welsh name is too much for Starbucks staff to handle

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LONDON — Anyone with a slightly complex or difficult-to-pronounce name will understand Siân David’s pain all too well.

David — who tells us her first name is pronounced “Shh-ahh-n, to rhyme with Khan (as in Imran Khan)” — has bought many a coffee from Starbucks, and nine times out of ten she’ll end up with something completely random scrawled on her cardboard takeaway cup.

After awhile, David began to take photos documenting the impressive range of misspellings she encountered.

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Shan and San.

Shan_and_Shannon

Shan and Shannon.

Shaun

Shaun.

Shame_and_Sham

Shame and Sham.

Sain_and_Shall

Sain and, er, Shall?

Image: Siân David Read more…

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