Starbucks Card is available for Passbook in the UK!
We’re thrilled to announce support for Passbook in Canada and the UK with our most recent Starbucks app update for customers running iOS 6 on their iPhone or iPod Touch. As a My Starbucks Rewards member you’re likely already familiar with mobile payment, tracking your My Starbucks Rewards account and the additional features our app provides, and now, as you’ve been asking, you can now use our app to add your Starbucks Card to Passbook on your iPhone.
We are seeking enthusiastic people with lots of initiative, who are looking to gain a variety of skills and start a retail management career. Being an Starbucks apprentice means doing a real job, getting paid while learning and gaining qualifications in Barista Mastery and Customer Service.
Use your treat receipt for an afternoon pick me up.
This summer is going to be an exciting one for Starbucks in London as we prepare to welcome the world for the Olympics and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With all eyes on the capital, we have been busy renovating some of our most popular London addresses to ensure that visitors and locals alike can enjoy Starbucks at its very best.
Last night we reopened our newly refurbished store on Vigo Street in the West End, the jewel in our London estate. In one of the most prominent and fashionable neighbourhoods in the city, it is our responsibility to show up beautifully, be well dressed, and to celebrate our coffee heritage. In between London’s Savile Row and bustling Regent Street, the store takes its place alongside the biggest and most beautiful luxury brands and has received high end design treatment, turning this gorgeous townhouse into our very own Starbucks ‘maison’.
To celebrate the launch of My Starbucks Rewards we are offering all new Starbucks Card holders the opportunity to win coffee for a month. All you have to do is register a Starbucks Card between January 5th and 31st and you’ll be automatically entered to our draw to win!
Millions of people heading to the London Olympics will be able to see one of Starbucks most ambitious ever new-look stores. It’s part of the Westfield Stratford shopping centre – the largest mall in Europe, which forms a gateway to the Olympic Park and opens on September 13. The store is the latest of the new Starbucks designs which is changing the appearance of our coffeehouses across the UK and Ireland, making them more comfortable and welcoming than ever.
Our designers take their inspiration from the surroundings of each store and at Stratford the massive regeneration of the area and the futuristic architecture gave them plenty to work with.
What’s in a Starbucks store? There’s so much more than you first might think, particularly from a store designer’s point of view.
Our stores, big and small, play host to countless interactionsbetween ordinary people living out their lives every single day of the week. The fantastic thing about Starbucks is that we don’t have a door policy - everyone is welcome in our stores allowing these real life moments to be played out over a coffee. And by that I mean it’s the stuff that we’ve all been through in our lives. It might be that first date, it could be that interview for a dream job, or it could be where you catch up with an old friend you haven’t seen for years. Relationships will break up in our stores and marriage proposals will happen, inspiration will be sought while gazing out our windows for emails, homework or book writingall in the name of time out. Think about it, so many of us have lived out key moments of our lives with a Starbucks coffee in our hands.
One of the great things about being the Starbucks UK & Ireland Coffee Ambassador is that I get to visit stores and meet partners (other Starbucks employees) across the country. This week I jetted off to Manchester and Leeds and met some of Starbucks very talented Baristas.
First stop was our new Barton Dock Drive Thru store outside the Trafford Centre in Manchester. Yes, we do have Drive Thru stores! There I met the store manager Mark and his team.
Rachel, the store Coffee Master put on an amazing coffee tasting session. The selection included freshly brewed coffee from Guatemala, Kenya and Sumatra and was accompanied with various nuts, fruits, cheeses and even cigar tobacco. Rachel chatted with her customers, demonstrating her coffee expertise by helping them discover which flavours and coffees they liked.
One of my favorite things is a well-placed song within a film soundtrack. It’s always nice to discover a new track like the David Karsten Daniels cut, “That Knot Unties?”, used brilliantly at the end of the first season of The United States of Tara.
A great pairing can illuminate a song or elevate a film even further. Take for instance the amusing and carefully choreographed use of Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams” in the film, 500 Days of Summer.
But one of my all-time favorite song cameos comes courtesy of A Silver Mt. Zion and their song, “13 Angels Standing Guard ’Round the Side of Your Bed.” When I first heard this incredibly moving piece, it sounded singularly cinematic. It finally surfaced, some odd eight years later. Leave it to director Harmony Korine to vibe on its magnificence and find the perfect placement for it within a film: naturally as the background to nuns skydiving while doing BMX bike tricks in the air. I know, I know. But trust me. It’s a beautiful image set to a beautiful song.
So, when it comes to discussing the Twilight Saga’s supernatural denizens, it often breaks into different camps. Edward or Jacob? I’m an Edward Cullen man myself. I mean, it’s great to be voted “Wolfboy with Best Biceps” in your high school yearbook and all, but can you sparkle like a diamond in the sunlight? Didn’t think so. I realize Twilight’s author Stephenie Meyer has created her own newfangled vampire lore, but frankly when it comes to vampires versus werewolves, it’s no contest.
One thing about this modern generation of cinematic undead, or lycanthropes for that matter, they love them some indie rock. Organ music just doesn’t cut it any more. That was Grandpa Nosferatu’s silent-era music. And the Count Dracula of the 1931 film, Dracula, may have been state of the art with the Western Electric Sound System, but it was still in mono, despite the valiant effort of uncredited composer Heinz Roemheld.
- Brand (2)
- Expand Coffee CategoryCoffee (51)
- Expand Coffeehouse CategoryCoffeehouse (12)
- Expand Community Service CategoryCommunity Service (1)
- Expand Menu CategoryMenu (9)
- Refreshers (1)
- Expand Responsibility CategoryResponsibility (16)
- Starbucks (47)
- What's New (15)
- Wi-Fi (2)
- April 2013 (2)
- February 2013 (1)
- January 2013 (1)