Smooth jazz aficionado would like you to send him a silent thanks the next time you take a sip of an oh-so-delicious Frappuccino. Many moons ago, when Kenny was at his peak and Starbucks was still in its infancy, his uncle introduced him to the coffee shop’s founder, Howard Schultz. When Kenny laid his eyes on Starbucks, he saw wonder and promise that one day in the near future, Americans would in fact shell out $4.00 for a cup of coffee. He invested in the company and, from the way he tells it, he became pretty chummy with Schultz. Keep reading »
Who doesn’t enjoy Starbucks? Just ask any stereotypical basic bitch. They’ll tell you that they wouldn’t be able to survive without their daily venti skinny no-foam caramel latte. Whether they take the drink on the go or spend a while in-store working on their novel (AKA people watching), it’s a perfect little escape.
Well, next time you’re sipping your pumpkin spice latte, use the free WiFi to explore the hashtag #StarbucksWedding. There are nearly one hundred photos with the tag on Instagram. Read more on College Candy…
Australians and New Zealanders, I know the flat white is probably not breaking news to you, but bear with me while I marvel over this mystical, new-to-me coffee concoction. The highly caffeinated beverage originated sometime in the ’70s or ’80s and is known for its creamy texture. The drink consists of espresso and steamed milk that is velvety but not quite foamy, and it’s tough to make just right. Keep reading »
Bros Being Basic features a slew of dudes partaking in trademark basic bitch behavior on Instagram, complete with perfectly predictable (and sarcastic) hashtags. They are totally spot on, which makes me think that these guys are maybe starting to see the allure of all those yoga poses and pumpkin spice lattes. Being basic feels good, doesn’t it bros? Yes, one could say that it’s sexist or snarky, but it’s also hilarious, and I feel zero shame in enjoying it while simultaneously laughing at my own basic tendencies. We can all be in on the joke together, okay? After the jump, a few gems from the bros’ Instagram feed. Keep reading »
Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk’s love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working.
On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday, Starbucks shared a super cute photo of the proposal on their Instagram account, where it amassed more than 100,000 likes from their well-caffeinated followers. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
‘Tis the season for outlandish product collaborations all vying to catch your eye in time for Black Friday (not that we’re complaining). This year brings us a team-up between Starbucks and Swarovski to peddle you some crystal-covered Starbucks swag. I’m not going to lie, they could make for really cute presents, even with their semi-steep price. For roughly $100, you can get your favorite caffeine addict (or yourself) a gold tumbler (which comes with an accompanying wooden box for reasons I can’t explain) or a gold mug with a special-edition bag of coffee. If you’re looking to spend a little less, you can settle for a Starbucks cup ornament, which is really the most aesthetically pleasing of all the options anyway. The reason most of us go to Starbucks is that same “treat yourself” mentality that compels us to spend $4 on whipped-cream covered pumpkin slush blends, so it kind of makes perfect sense that they’re inviting us to take that a step further by blinging out our morning coffee routine. The crystal goodies are available online and will be on shelves in some stores November 12. Apparently Starbucks collaborations have a tendency to sell out, so get your shopping on early if you want in! [SheFinds]