Announcing return date of its beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), Starbucks® has declared Tuesday, August 27, the first day of Fall. Celebrating its sixteenth year, Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a cultural phenomenon, synonymous with Fall, and is Starbucks top-selling seasonal beverage of all time, having sold an […]
One of the few if any Starbucks with a logo that is not Starbucks. 스타벅스 인사점 stands proudly written in Hangul in Insadong, downtown Korea. Apparently when coffee giant first opened Starbucks Insadong there were a lot of resistance. Later the nine letters were changed into Korean characters. Originally we passed by it like it was just any other Korean coffee shop until Dee pointed out the obvious.
Inside of this coffee shop looks quite traditional Korea and even their goodies of your regular lemon poppyseed loaf or banana bread are updated to mochis and Tteok (Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice flour). The green tea, melon and black sesames are delicious and ridiculously soft. North Amerian Starbucks should consider importing some here!
Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Insa-dong
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<desk situation> #redcups #sharejoy @starbuckscanada #coffice #labbit A photo posted by NOMSS (@instanomss) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:25pm PST It’s 7:30am and you are still dazed from the weekend. Waiting in line at your local Buckies (Starbucks Coffee Shop) while contemplating what to order… Another Grande […]
The latest bull to enter the energy drink market is Starbucks with their latest product line called Starbucks Refreshers. The latest pick me up drinks are currently available in select retail and grocery stores in flavours of raspberry pomegranate, orange melon, and strawberry lemonade. The […]
Starbucks is one of my go-to coffee shops, mainly because of its consistency and convenience – There is always one near you.
One of my favourite brew is the Christmas blend, but since you can’t get Christmas year around, you have to explore for something special.
Currently promoting is the Blonde Roast Coffee – available in Veranda Blend and Willow (regular and decaf).
I was intrigued to see the yellow and white packaging since it felt like spring was in the air. This is much needed due to the recent gloomy weather in Vancouver.
My barista gave me a sample of the VIA Veranda and the blend is light yet sharp. It is not very acidic – something to savor on an afternoon breezy day sort of coffee. Perfected with Latin American beans for a shorter time for a gentler more mellow experience. The aroma smells somewhat like freshly baked bread and at first sip it tastes slightly like hazelnut… a nutty toasted burst.
Since it is still a VIA instant pack, I am sure the full brewed will taste slightly different.
For my mornings, I think I will stick with my grande dark for now… until it begins brewing on Feb 9 2012.