Starbucks Japan introduces American Cherry Pie Frappuccino® blended beverage

Starbucks Japan introduces American Cherry Pie Frappuccino® blended beverage

 

Seattle, 2017-Apr-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — For many, the appearance of Frappuccino® blended beverages in their distinctive dome-shape lids signals the return of warmer weather. This year, Starbucks Japan is celebrating the arrival of “Frappuccino season” with a unique new beverage.

Beginning April 13, participating Starbucks® stores in Japan will offer the new American Cherry Pie Frappuccino® blended beverage for a limited time, inspired by the flavors of cherry pie à la mode.

The beverage is made with a blended vanilla-flavored crème base, pie crumbles and cherry compote topped with whipped cream. But in place of a traditional lid, the beverage is served with a dome-shaped pie crust. As the straw pierces through the drink, the crust adds a crunchy texture to the creamy vanilla and sweet-tart cherry flavors of the beverage.

Since serving its first Frappuccino beverage in 1996, Starbucks Japan has offered some of the company’s most creative blended beverage flavors, including Fruits-on-Top, Cantaloupe Melon & Cream, Hojicha with Earl Grey Jelly, Chocolate Brownie Matcha Green Tea, Tiramisu and Baked Apple.

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Starbucks Japan celebrates its 20th anniversary with new limited-time coffee and an ongoing commitment to Michinoku Future Fund

Starbucks Japan celebrates its 20th anniversary with new limited-time coffee and an ongoing commitment to Michinoku Future Fund
Starbucks Japan celebrates its 20th anniversary with new limited-time coffee and an ongoing commitment to Michinoku Future Fund

 

TOKYO, 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Celebrating 20 years of sourcing, roasting and serving high-quality coffee in Japan, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced a new limited-time coffee and an ongoing commitment to Michinoku Future Fund as part of the company’s mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.

Starbucks first international market outside of North America began in the Ginza district in a two-story retail space in 1996. Today, the company has grown to more than 1,100 stores across all 47 prefectures in Japan.

“The opening of our first store in Japan 20 years ago shaped the foundation of Starbucks international growth and today we are humbled by how customers in Japan have embraced the Starbucks Experience and have made us a part of their daily lives,” said John Culver, group president, Starbucks Global Retail. “As we continue to expand our presence in Japan, we remain firmly committed to investing in our people, transforming the customer experience with coffee at the core, and making a positive difference in the communities we serve each day.”

New and Returning Coffees Now Available

Starbucks 1996 Blend
To celebrate the anniversary, Starbucks® 1996 Blend™ whole bean packaged coffee is available exclusively in all Starbucks stores in Japan now through 30 September. Offered for the first time, Starbucks® 1996 Blend™ is specially blended by the expert coffee team at Starbucks Support Center (headquarters) in Seattle as a token of the company’s deep appreciation to the people of Japan. The limited-time coffee is a blend of beans from Latin America and Indonesia, which offers a sweet, rich and complex taste that customers will instantly recognize as Starbucks signature bold flavor.

Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia
As a testament to the company’s passionate commitment to playing a leading role in ensuring a sustainable future for coffee and coffee farmer livelihood, Starbucks Japan is bringing back Hacienda Alsacia whole bean packaged coffee on 14 September across all Starbucks Japan stores. Purchased in 2013, Hacienda Alsacia is a Starbucks working coffee farm in Costa Rica that also acts as a Global Agronomy Research Center helping to ensure the long-term supply of arabica coffee for the industry.

The launch of Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia coincides with Ethical Sourcing Day on 9/9, a time when Starbucks highlights its pride in sourcing 99 percent of its coffees ethically, making the company the largest coffee retailer to achieve this milestone. Across the country, the number 99 will be prominently featured in stores and handwritten on cups to create conversations between partners and customers. As a tribute to customers, on 9 September customers can enjoy a complimentary Starbucks Hacienda Alsacia coffee tasting at participating stores across the country.

Longstanding Commitment to the Community
Building on 20 years of projects to strengthen Japanese communities, and in a response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan five years ago, Starbucks introduced the limited-edition Hummingbird card in 2012 and donated proceeds to the Michinoku Future Fund to provide. The fund provides full academic college tuition assistance to the 1,800 children who lost their parents due to the natural disaster (several are pictured above). The youngest child impacted by the devastation is expected to graduate from college in 2036.

“The loss I experienced that day is indescribable and I am thankful to the Michinoku Future Fund and the people of Japan who have provided me with the care and support to overcome the challenges I faced,” said Yuka, age 22.  “Today, I am very optimistic about the future.”

Starbucks recently introduced the 2016 Starbucks Hummingbird card across all its stores in Japan, an initiative expected to raise a total of 100 million yen ($1 million USD) since the program began. The same Starbucks Japan partner has designed the card for the past five years. This year’s Hummingbird card depicts the bird among vibrant, blossoming flowers, symbolic of the optimistic spirit rooted in the Japanese culture.

“The Starbucks Hummingbird card is a meaningful way that Starbucks partners and customers join together and positively impact thousands of young people across the country, said Takafumi Minaguchi, ceo, Starbucks Coffee Japan. “Since 1996, we’ve been deeply-rooted in the communities we serve and will continue to use our scale to be a catalyst for positive change in Japan into the future.”

This unique card is one way Starbucks and partners have made an impact in their communities. Last year alone in Japan, partners participated in 7,000 local events and projects to further strengthen their neighborhoods.

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Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

Source: Starbucks

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New Frappuccino® blended beverage introduced by Starbucks Japan

TOKYO, Japan, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a backdrop of swirling orange and white fabric on a large revolving stage, a new Frappuccino® blended beverage was introduced this week by Starbucks Japan.

Cantaloupe Melon & Cream Frappuccino® made its debut during a fashion event that the company hosted April 12 in Tokyo. Keigo Anan, art director for Logram Inc., produced the celebration, which was reminiscent of a carnival. Models and dancers wearing dresses designed for the event performed dances with the new beverage in hand. The festivities also included a local guest talk show host and a concert by a live band.

Cantaloupe Melon & Cream Frappuccino® is a handcrafted, layered combination with milk-flavored panna cotta and cantaloupe inclusions at the bottom, a blend of cantaloupe and melons in the center, and whipped cream topping. The new beverage will be available until May 17 in Starbucks® stores throughout Japan.

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom

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New Frappuccino® blended beverage introduced by Starbucks Japan

New Frappuccino® blended beverage introduced by Starbucks Japan

Starbucks Japan celebrated the launch of new Frappuccino® beverage in style with a fashion event by designer Taro Horiuchi

TOKYO, 2015-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Japan celebrated the launch of a new Frappuccino® beverage in style this week.

A fashion event, created by acclaimed designer Taro Horiuchi, set the stage for the debut of Starbucks Fruits-on-top yogurt Frappuccino® with crushed nuts. Horiuchi, a Tokyo fashion designer and winner of the Newcomer’s Prize at Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix Japan, created dresses and separates that playfully captured the essence of the beverage with fruit on top.

The base of the beverage is yogurt blended with almonds and four kinds of refreshing fruit jelly – orange, strawberry, yellow peach and white peach – topped with whipped cream. The early-summer treat is available in Starbucks stores in Japan for a limited time (April 15-June 2).

A Global Favorite

Today, Starbucks serves Frappuccino blended beverages in all of its 66 countries and offers more than 36,000 different drink combinations. Around the world there are unique Frappuccino flavors that reflect the diverse palates of global customers, such as Coffee Jelly Frappuccino and Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino in Asia, Algarrobina Frappuccino with syrup from the Black Carob tree in Peru and the chocolate Brigadeiro Frappuccino in Brazil.

Fun Facts about Frappuccino

Japan was the first country outside of the United States and Canada to offer the handcrafted beverage in 1996.

Top 5 flavors in the United States: Caramel, Mocha, Vanilla Bean, Java Chip, Double Chocolatey Chip

U.S. Frappuccino social media stats: 10.9 million fans on Facebook, 164,000 followers on Twitter, 301,000 followers on Instagram (as of 4/16/15)

Starbucks store #8944 in Moreno Valley, California sells more Frappuccino blended beverages than any other store in the United States and Canada.

Saturday is the busiest day of the week for Frappuccino blended beverage sales.

The record for the most Frappuccino blended beverages sold on a single day in the United States and Canada occurred on May 10, 2014.

For more information on this news release, contact Starbucks Newsroom .

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Starbucks Japan celebrated the launch of new Frappuccino® beverage in style with a fashion event by designer Taro Horiuchi

Starbucks Japan celebrated the launch of new Frappuccino® beverage in style with a fashion event by designer Taro Horiuchi