SEATTLE, 2014-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks has a coffee for every holiday occasion, whether that’s entertaining at home or attending a party and needing a host or hostess gift. It’s easy to match a Starbucks coffee with every personality on a gift list. Conveniently, all of these coffees can be found in grocery stores.
Starbucks best-selling whole bean and ground coffees have a new, festive look for the holiday season. They’re perfect for the person who prefers to brew coffee at home. The traditionalist would enjoy the Starbucks® Holiday Series featuring Veranda Blend®, House Blend and French Roast.
Starbucks® Holiday Blend is a seasonal favorite. This is a balanced blend of coffees from Latin America and Indonesia, with layers of sweet herbal and maple notes, offering medium body and mild acidity in each sip.
For the traditionalist looking for something new, Starbucks® Cinnamon Dolce ground coffee makes a great gift. This Starbucks® blonde roast blend is enhanced with cinnamon and brown sugar notes for a mellow flavor and wonderful softness that embraces the warm spices of the season. To create a delicious holiday treat, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
The Party Planner
During the holidays 40% of shoppers are looking for a variety of coffees to serve to their guests.* Starbucks® Discoveries Iced Café Favorites® in Peppermint Mocha and Gingerbread Latte are inspired by the delicious handcrafted holiday classics in Starbucks® stores. These chilled beverages are made with Starbucks® espresso from 100 percent arabica beans, reduced fat milk, and a splash of holiday cheer.
Starbucks® K-Cup® Packs are ideal when entertaining guests whose coffee preferences vary, or when serving coffee pairings with a variety of dishes. Brewing coffee on the Keurig® Single Cup Brewing System offers ease and convenience, so the party hosts can enjoy their guests.
Enjoy Starbucks® Holiday Blend K-Cup® Packs paired with winter staples such as hearty stews and roasted meats. The new Starbucks® Holiday Blonde Roast K-Cup® Packs complement sweet treats such as pecan pie and warm almond cookies. Starbucks® Cinnamon Dolce K-Cup® Packs can be enjoyed with holiday desserts such as gingerbread.
Starbucks also offers a variety of velvety hot cocoa mixes that are prefect to warm up to this holiday season. Enjoy festive flavors such as rich and gooey Starbucks® Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Mix, minty Starbucks® Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix, and decadent and creamy Starbucks® Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix.
The Busy Bee
For the busy bee who does everything “in an instant,” Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew is their coffee solution. Made with 100 percent arabica beans, and offering a full-bodied, flavorful cup in an instant – just tear open the packet, add water, stir and enjoy.
In addition to Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Holiday Blend, Starbucks is also offering the new Starbucks VIA® Latte Peppermint Mocha. Rich and creamy, crisp and minty, ‘tis the season for creating a winter wonderland in an instant. Made from Starbucks coffee, premium cocoa, natural peppermint flavor and pure cane sugar, it’s specially designed to be made with hot water.
From Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites® to Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew to Starbucks® K-Cup® Packs, Starbucks offers a variety of premium coffee in all formats for family gatherings and holiday parties.
*Source: AMG SA/Starbucks Shopper Community – January 2013
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