Starbucks Corporation

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Starbucks Fizzio Handcrafted Sodas Don't Suck (And Now You Can Have Coffee Soda)

    The Guilty Pleasure: Starbucks Fizzio Sodas Where to Get It: Test markets, including Phoenix Price: $2.45 for a Tall What It Really Costs: The shame of frequenting the Starbucks drive-thru (don't lie, you know you do it) Late last month, Starbucks unleashed its newest product on 16 states in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Starbucks Plans to Pay Employees' Tuition for ASU Online

    Some Starbucks workers will be able to get a degree from Arizona State University for free.ASU and Starbucks made the joint announcement today, in an arrangement that goes beyond a typical corporate tuition-reimbursement program.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Dumb Starbucks Is Shut Down, Revealed as Comedy Central Star's Gag

    The Interweb has been ablaze with talk of Dumb Starbucks, the L.A.-based parody coffee shop specializing in Dumb Frappuccinos, Dumb Norah Jones Duet CDs, and Dumb Venti Dumb Lattes. Two days after everyone caught word of the spoof cafe, Instagrammers posted shots of everything inside and outside the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Bar Owner Responds to Starbucks' Cease and Desist Letter Over Using "the F Word," and It's Totally Hilarious

    When a small brewery outside St. Louis received a cease and desist letter from corporate coffee magnate Starbucks for naming its beer "Frappicino" (a slightly different spelling of the trademarked Starbucks drink), owner Jeff Britton decided to respond in possibly the best way ever. His genius reply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    $450 Limited-Edition Metal Starbucks Gift Cards Go on Sale at 10 a.m. Today

    The perfect gift for caffiene addicts with a passion for all things flashy and unnecessary has finally arrived in the form of a $450 metal gift card to Starbucks. Last December, the coffee giant released 5,000 steel cards, and they sold out in all of, like, five seconds. So if you want to get into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Bacon-Flavored Mouthwash: Scope's Week-Long April Fool's Joke Crushes Bacon Lovers' Dreams

    Scope Mouthwash pulled off quite the April Fool's joke with its weeklong campaign to introduce consumers to a new product: bacon-flavored mouthwash. We'll admit, they really had us going, thanks to a dedicated product website and a well-produced video released a full four days before April 1. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    World's Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Costs $47.30

    Meet the Quadriginoctuple Frap, possibly the most expensive drink you can order from Starbucks. This is a drink that started life as 48 shots of espresso and somehow managed to cram two bananas, matcha powder, and pretty much everything Starbucks is authorized to drizzle on your beverage. Final dama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    10 Instagram Tips for the Food Lover

    Hard core food nerds know that Instagram isn't actually about photography or being social. It's all about the food. We're snapping away every time we sit down to eat and can't stop salivating over each other's meals. But as with all social media, it's time to pause and put down some ground rules. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The $450 All-Metal Starbucks Card That You Had Zero Chance of Getting

    Addiction is a terrible thing, as evidenced by the fact that Starbucks addicts are so far down the rabbit hole that they couldn't help themselves from plunking down $450 for an etched steel gift card sold through luxury online shop Gilt. USA Today reported that only 5000 of the cards were produced a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Top Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

    See also: New Times Calendar of Events See also: Nikki's Top Four Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. The Baby Ray @ Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles Start your weekend off right with a trip to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Starbucks' Double-Dirty Grande Soy Chai Frappuccino

    The Guilty Pleasure: (Double-) Dirty Grande Soy Chai Frappuccino The Place to Get It: Starbucks Coffee; countless locations Valleywide The Cost: $5 to $7, depending on how dirty you like it and how you pay What You'll Really Pay: 350 calories with whipped cream, 240 without. Counts more as dessert o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Starbucks Jumps on the (Non-Existent) Pie Bandwagon

    The other morning, we found ourselves at our local Starbucks (the horror!) staring at the "breakfast pasty" case. The usual suspects were there -- cheese danish, blueberry scone, morning bun, iced lemon pound cake -- but there were also four new little treats. Starbucks had pies. Super tiny, adorabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    It's the Great Pumpkin Fatigue, Charlie Brown! An Open Letter to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Four Peaks and the Rest of You Who Let the Pumpkin Out of the Bag Too Early This Year

    Good grief! It's too early for pumpkin! ​Dear Pumpkin,    In the Peanuts classic, Linus never really was sure if the Great Pumpkin existed or not. But this year, I seem to have the opposite problem with you. You're everywhere.   Just as the department stores sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Starbucks' New Refreshers: What Was Wrong With Iced Tea?

    Pretty! ​Last week, corporate coffee house giant Starbucks stuck its new non-coffee coffee drink, the "Refresher," on menu boards across the nation. The drink is meant to be a refreshing alternative to coffee for the warm summer months -- but we have to ask, isn't that what iced te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    McDonald's New Look: Like Starbucks With McNuggets

    Brian Blanco, for USA TODAY​Less clown, more coffee shop. That seems to be the strategy surrounding McDonald's biggest McMakeover in its fifty-plus year history. According to an article in USA Today (The Mickey Dee's of newspapers!), the fast-food chain is spending over one billion McDollars t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Arrowheart, What Are You Eating?

    Sara Robinson​Sara Robinson What'd you eat for dinner last night? I had a 6-inch turkey sub from Subway, Sara-style! Favorite food: During the week, I eat healthy, but on weekends I eat my favorite food, which is the breadsticks from Olive Garden and Orange Chicken from Panda Express. Least favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Jan. 5 In Blogs: Russell Pearce, Starbucks, DMX, CityScape, and Daniel Wayne Cook

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Where To Get Your Eggnog Fix

    Eggnog​There are a lot of eggnog beverages available this time of year so we have to share where to get them plus what else around town has that Christmastime milky flavor? We'll tell you. Just like the holiday that is celebrated alongside it, eggnog comes only one time a year. Which may be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Get Your Gingerbread Fix

    Chocolate Star Bakery​ Do you need a little inspiration to get in the mood to make your gingerbread house for the holidays? Take some time to test out the gingerbread flavors offered around town. Once you are cozy and warm in the belly with gingerbread treats you'll be ready to make your own ging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    DJ Rolemodel Talks Roy Orbison, Pussycat Lounge, Kanye West, Little Boots, and More

    DJ Rolemodel​Name: Randell Carlton Green AKA: DJ Rolemodel Current club nights: Tuesdays at ACME, Fridays at Smashboxx, Saturdays at American Junkie. Genres spun: You name it and I have it. Origin story: Started off as a radio DJ while in college. I was actually fired for playing "Rape Me" by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    New Burger King Breakfast Items: Is BK Even Trying Anymore?

    ​Remember that kid who totally ruled at Guitar Hero and then, one day, when you're coming closer than you ever have to beating him, he stars screwing around and acting bored and you get super pissed off and throw the plastic Gibson SG on the floor and start screaming, "You're an asshole! You're n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Why Your Busboy Hates You

    Carol Blonder Cinder-fella ​In the tradition of Sarah Ventre (Why Your Cocktail Waitress Hates You), as well as our anonymous Starbucks barista and pizza delivery guy, the quintessential busboy shares his anecdotes of restaurant service and Why Your Busboy Hates You, as told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    6 Dining Tips for ASU Downtown Students

    Kelly Green​Downtown Phoenix has come a long way in a short period of time. Anyone who's been around longer than an ASU freshman can tell you that. But the dining scene for students still leaves a bit to be desired. Here are our tips for feeding yourself, these first few weeks of school. 1. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Starbucks Happy Hour, RnR Donates to Charity and Marshmallows on a Stick in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ From now till Sunday, May 16th, Starbucks invites you to join them for happy hour! From 3 to 5 p.m. any of their habit forming Frappuccinos are half off including the new line of custom Frappuccinos. One per person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Ludvic Dinner, Free Wine for Earth Day, and Coffee 101 in Today's Eater's Digest

    Renowned painter and sculptor Ludvic (obviously important since he only has one name) is the featured artist at this month's Artist in Residence dinner at Paradise Valley's Lon's at The Hermosa Inn. The dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Guests can peruse a few of his sculptures, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Tax Day Freebies, World Beer Cup and Half Off Valley Eats in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ It's April 15th and you know what that means --- your taxes are due. Luckily, a few people want to make today a little easier for you by offering up some food deals. Click on the links below to get the full details. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    New Farmers' Market Opens at Roka Akor

    ​How many farmers' markets does it take to make Phoenix healthy? Or screw in a light bulb? Seriously, we're starting to feel like farmers' markets are going the way of Starbucks. There's one practically on every corner -- or at least, it feels that way when you're deciding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    5 Ways to Know Your Coffee Shop Doesn't Suck

    Cartel Coffee Lab does not suck. ​Consider this a shout-out to all the caffeine-fueled, hard-working Americans out there who can't get the day started without a cup of joe. We feel your adrenal-shot addiction and offer up this advice: Life is much too short to drink bad coffee. How does one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Coffee Talk: Starbucks Author Bryant Simon at Changing Hands

    Courtesy of Bryant Simon​Ever wonder how big name coffee companies convinced the general public to shell out five bucks for a cuppa joe? Author and Temple University Director of American Studies Bryant Simon thinks he has the answer. Simon will sign his latest book Everything but the Coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Make This: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate​ blogger Alice just posted an incredible-looking recipe for salted hot caramel hot chocolate, with a porn-worthy photo to boot. Wow, does it ever look delish . . . The genius thing about it is that created her own version of the drink after she got add ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    Cheap Shots

    Valley photog wrings superior views from his toy camera

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Katy Perry and Rivers Cuomo Team Up, Simon Sues Starbucks, Creed Tickets for 75 Cents

    Electric Mustache: Photos: Vivian Girls at Modified Arts 10/13/2009Idolator: Would You Go See Creed If You Only Had To Pay 75 Cents For The Privilege?NME: Sex Pistols to sue over 'God Save The Cream' ad campaign?Pitchfork: Rivers Cuomo to Work With Katy PerryPitchfork: Hear Bon Iver's "Last Show for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Closed for Business: Coffee Plantation on Mill Ave

    There have already been too many vacancies on Mill Avenue lately -- as a magazine junkie, I'm still mourning the departure of Borders -- and now there's one more. And it's a big one: Coffee Plantation. It closed this past Saturday. According to the Republic, the landlord didn't renew the lease ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    AZ Capitol Times Announces "Best of Capitol" Winners

    Arizona Capitol Times just announced the winners of its annual "Best of Capitol" survey a few days ago, and it's interesting to see the restaurant picks of our local political movers and shakers. Not surprisingly, Cheuvront's gets props (owner Ken Cheuvront is a state senator), while Durant's seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Caffiend: 24:7 Coffee Energy

    Cold coffee drinks have been a cool commodity since Starbucks introduced its Frappuccino line. Since then, makers of energy drinks like Rock Star and Monster have added cofffee-type drinks to their line of products. The latest energy drink to jump on the iced coffee bandwagon is 24:7 Energy. Let's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Pop Culture: Sparkling Pomegranate

    Every week I bring a new soda in the break room to review for Pop Culture and every week I get the same complaints from our tasting panel: It's too sweet... I need to brush my teeth... My cavities are aching... I'm slipping in to a diabetic coma.This week we're giving the people what they want, a so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Caffiend: Starbucks' Venti Double Shot on Ice with Energy Pack

    My caffeine addiction has lead me to try all manner of caffeinated drinks, and I'll be reviewing many of them for you here in "Caffiend" every week. And as fate would have it, the first drink I'm reviewing is a real ass-kicker that I'd never tried before: the Starbucks Venti Double Shot on ice (with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Vote for Free Starbucks Coffee!

    Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 4) is election day, and as a "thank you" to voters for casting their ballots, Starbucks is offering a free small coffee to anyone who comes in and says they voted.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
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    May 6, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Java the Hut

    Rundown coffeehouse signs a new lease on life

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Raising the Bar

    Whew! For once we don't have to say "razing."

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Friday morning laugh

    I don't know if it's because it's been a long week, or what, but my ass is dragging this morning, and I'm looking forward to being holed up in my office indefinitely, with a big project to finish. It's only 9, and I'm already fantasizing about taking a nap. On days like this, I need a ton of caffein ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007

    Urban Panning

    Seeing red in Copper Square

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    In Store

    Music to participate in the economy by

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Joe Dirt

    Make mine a venti -- and hold the pigeon poop

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Flashes 08-10-2000

    See Ya Later...

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    Bean a Long Time Coming

    Starbucks, the high-powered gourmet coffee-house chain, finally finds grounds for expansion into Arizona

  • Dining

    June 13, 1996
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