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April 11, 2016

Starbucks Lattes Are Underfilled Class Action Lawsuit

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Starbucks intentionally underfills its lattes by 25 percent, saving the coffee giant millions while ripping-off customers at the same time, a putative class action states.

‘Tall Lattes are not 12 fluid ounces, Grande Lattes are not 16 fluid ounces, and Venti Lattes are not 20 fluid ounces,’ the class action states. ‘Starbucks cheats purchasers by providing less fluid ounces in their Lattes than represented.’"

It seems the way Starbucks fills the lattes is by using lines in a foaming cup and that results in a margin of unfilled cup at the top in the finished latte. This lawsuit is interesting, and we’ll keep you posted as it develops.

More at Starbucks Class Action Says Lattes Are Intentionally Underfilled

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March 15, 2016

Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

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Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups are one of our favorite medium roast K-Cups, and we always enjoy a cup in the morning and mid-afternoon. Pike Place is the market near the original Starbucks where the coffee giant started.

Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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February 2, 2016

Starbucks Secret Menu Adventure - The Undertow

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We frequent Starbucks on a semi-daily basis, and we do enjoy the seasonal beverages but they always feel so limited. It’s pretty exciting to find out there are secret Starbuck menu items and loads of them. We recently were told of a fabled beverage named “The Undertow”, and it sounds pretty yummy.

The Undertow has been around for a long time, unofficially, as an off-the-menu Starbucks drink. When done correctly, it’s about a 4 to 6 ounce beverage, with cold milk on the bottom with espresso shots floating on top. In the Starbuckian world, I’ve heard a lot of people order it with vanilla syrup or even white mocha sauce on the bottom (or pre-stirred in with the milk).

Have you tried “The Undertow”? Do you know of any other secret menu items at Starbucks? We also found a site that lists over 200+ secret menu items. We have so much Starbucking to do now. 

Via Consumerist

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January 22, 2016

Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs are Back for 2016

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Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cups are back for 2016 and continue to be one of the K-Cups we look forward to each and every year. AB from Maine also agrees, and has found them at his local Starbucks and we’ve seen them throughout the Boston area as well.

Casi Cielo, Spanish for ‘almost heaven,’ comes from the lush Antigua region of Guatemala—a coffee-growing paradise. This fertile valley, surrounded by volcanoes, provides exceptional conditions for showcasing subtle floral aromas, an alluring brightness and a smooth cocoa finish. 

Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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November 2, 2015

Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups

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Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups are back and they produce coffee fit for a feast. Thanksgiving Blend is a full-bodied brew that features herbal notes from Sumatran beans and distinctive soft spice from the coffee of Guatemala’s Antigua region.

As we stated above - you’ll find it pairs well with the entire Thanksgiving meal, from savory turkey to sweet pumpkin pie, to a large amount of stuffing. Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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September 23, 2015

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Bottled Frappuccinos at Costco

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Over at the Consumerist they’ve found an exclusive Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Bottled Frappuccinos at Costco. We simply can’t believe these are exclusive, but then again we’re sure Costco patrons can and will buy cart loads of these for Fall and Winter drinking. This is the first year we know of that Starbucks has bottled Pumpkin Spice anything, and it’s a sure sign the pumpkin spice apocalypse is upon us.

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April 23, 2015

Starbucks Iced Coffees - Vanilla and Regular K-Cups

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On a recent trip to Target in Bangor AB came across 2 new offerings from Starbucks - Sweetened Iced Coffee Vanilla and Sweetened Iced Coffee. These blends were specially crafted to brew over ice so you can re-create the same rich iced coffee experience at home on your Keurig machine that you enjoy in Starbucks stores. The coffee produced is smooth, refreshing, and tastefully sweet. They run $12.99 for a box of 16. These K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

At Starbucks.

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February 4, 2015

Will Starbucks Continue to Sell and Support Verismo?

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An article over at The Motley Fool has us thinking - will Starbucks continue to support Verismo as a product in 2015? Given how dominant Keurig is in the United States and Canada, and how dominant Nestle with Nespresso is world wide does it even make sense? The platform has yet to find a large audience, and it’s not clear it will. The big thing is they could use the limited shelf space for other products that simply sell better in the single serve coffee space. They could even come up with more offerings for VIA which now seems to be doing better. Whatever they decide - it’s not clear they are behind Verismo or done with the product all together. 

What do you think? Is this the year the Verismo died?

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March 6, 2014

Starbucks Tribute Blend K-Cups for 2014

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Starbucks made the Tribute Blend last year as a tribute to 40 years of Starbucks, and now it's going to be an annual celebration. Spicy and full bodied with four coffees bringing together this amazing flavor, you can read our review of the Tribute Blend here. We're pretty exited you'll be able to get this coffee each year, and it looks like the recipe for an amazing cup of single serve coffee hasn't changed. We'll raise our cup to 41 years with Starbucks here in 2014, and hope you have the chance to pay tribute as well.

Starbucks Tribute Blend K-Cups will work in any Keurig K-Cup Brewers, and is available now at your local Starbucks and online.

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February 12, 2014

Enter to Win Starbucks Valentines Day Gift Set

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Starbucks has offered to send one of our lucky newsletter readers a Starbucks Valentines Day gift set. The winner will receive one Valentine’s Day Mug, one Sweetheart 2014 CD and a 2 boxes of Starbucks K-Cups.

How do you win? Simply sign up for the Single Serve Coffee newsletter by using the form below, or by following this link. We'll be drawing the winner randomly from the mailing list on Friday, Feb 14th. If you're name is on the list - you have a chance to win!

Enter to win Valentines Day Gift Set from Starbucks

So make sure you sign up for our newsletter to win, and you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and also sign up and participate in the Single Serve Coffee Forums

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February 5, 2014

Starbucks Launches Two Light Roast Blend K-Cups

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AB has found two new light roast blend K-Cups from Starbucks. It looks like Starbucks is wasting little time on fulfilling their promise to expand their K-Cup line. While shopping at Target in Bangor earlier this week AB found two new offerings from Starbucks.

  • Blonde Bright Sky Blend Mild & Nutty - As mild and welcoming as a gentle sunrise, this blend’s inviting character is a pleasure to wake up to. We’ve roasted the Latin American beans just enough to reveal their nutty flavor and touch of acidity, culminating in a crisp and pleasant finish. This careful balance creates a well-rounded Blonde roast that’s bound to give your day an optimistic start.
  • Blonde Aria Blend Crisp & Citrus - We gently roasted this coffee, revealing a surprisingly intense and beautiful expressive blend. From the first sip, African beans sing with juicy, lemony notes, followed by the bright, lyrical finish of Latin American coffees. A layered, lively cup, resoundingly crisp. They will run $12.99 for a box of 16.

These two lighter offerings add to their Blonde line of coffees like the Veranda blend K-Cups. All of the Starbucks K-Cups are Keurig Brewed and will work in any K-Cup Brewer.

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January 23, 2014

Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs are Back

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AB on a trip to Starbucks yesterday found Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs. They have returned for the 2014 season, and run $12.99 for a box of 12. Why are we excited about these K-Cups? The words casi cielo mean ‘almost heaven.’, and this coffee is a little cup of heaven in every sip.

This coffee was originally developed to be the ultimate ‘fine-dining’ experience, working with the chefs at Seattle’s legendary Canlis restaurant. The coffee was designed to pair perfectly with a variety of gourmet entrees and desserts – particularly those with savory herbs or cheeses, rich chocolate or berries.

This coffee For years was only available to a few, choice establishments. But the clamor for Guatemala Casi Cielo has been so relentless, and the coffee so good, that eventually it’s been made available for everyone with a K-Cup Brewer to enjoy.

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January 16, 2014

Duracell and Starbucks Team Up for a Wireless Charging Revolution

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Starbucks and Duracell are going to integrate the Duracell Powermat into just about every Starbucks store. The real news is a new wireless receiver dongle that means you don’t have to have an entire charging case around your iPhone to charge it. The wireless charging receiver dongle is compatible with any Apple 30-pin, Lightning, or Micro-USB at your nearest coffee outlet. 

We’re very excited to be able to hang, and put our iPhone onto a charging ring so we won’t run out of power while we sip our 3rd Chai Tea Latte or Skinny Mocha this year.

Via Gizmodiva

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January 10, 2014

Tweet a Starbucks Coffee to a Friend

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Social media is in our lives to stay, and now we can see why it's in our coffee lives. Twitter and Starbucks announced a partnership this past month resulting in the program called 'Tweet-a-Coffee'. The program allows you to send gifts of coffee to friends via Twitter.

How does it work? Using Twitter you tweet '@tweetacoffee to' and write in the twitter name  of the recipient. The sender must have an account on Starbucks.com, and after linking the two accounts and entering credit card information through Starbucks, you can tweet a 'coffee' to friends of your choosing. The eGifts come in $5 denominations and can be redeemed by printing out the eGift or loading it to a Starbucks digital card.

Video after the jump to explain it all.

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