SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holidays are a special time at Starbucks with tastes and experiences that inspire the spirit of the season. The 2015 holiday season has arrived as Starbucks® stores around the world are now filled with a full assortment of seasonal food, beverages and merchandise.
Starbucks® Christmas Blend: First introduced in 1984, Starbucks Christmas Blend is a long-cherished tradition for Starbucks customers, with coffees crafted to showcase Starbucks artistry in roasting and blending with an expert blend of lively Latin American beans and mellow Indonesian coffees. The finishing touch is the addition of rare, spicy Sumatran beans aged for three to five years.
Christmas Blend Vintage 2015: This year’s Christmas Blend truly stands apart, with the name “Vintage 2015” which celebrates this year’s unique blend and roast, specially crafted to bring out the flavors of theaged Sumatra coffee. The result is a deep, intriguing cup with layers of spiciness and sweetness.
Christmas Blend Espresso Roast: Christmas Blend Espresso Roast, which has been offered as a whole-bean coffee since 2010, features an intense flavor profile and spicy finish. For the first time during the holiday season, Starbucks is bringing in Christmas Blend Espresso Roast as a second espresso option in company-operated Starbucks stores, it’s a bold, dark roast that complements the holiday flavors and holds up well with the steamed milk.
Starbucks Reserve® Christmas 2015: Select stores will offer this first-edition holiday coffee with hand-selected coffee beans from Starbucks farm in Costa Rica, Hacienda Alsacia and a spicy aged Sumatra coffee. The blend features savory spice notes and sweet brightness with holiday flavors of orange and mulled spices. (Available in select stores starting Dec. 7.)
Teavana is sharing warmth and spice this holiday with a new holiday handcrafted beverage and a twist to a classic seasonal tea.
Teavana® Gingerbread Tea Latte: Starbucks® stores will offer its first-ever holiday tea latte this season, made with Teavana® Royal English Breakfast with gingerbread flavors and a dusting of cinnamon spice.
Teavana Joy 2015 Tea Blend: Teavana continues a holiday tea tradition with a jubilant blend of black tea, smoothed by sweet oolong and softened by the floral notes of jasmine green tea, available as hot tea and in a box of sachets at Starbucks® stores.
Tastes of the Season
Starbucks is bringing back hearty food and sweet treats to savor. New this year is an adorable Mini Snowman Doughnut and later in the season an Ugly Sweater Cookie. Starbucks popular Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini will be back again this holiday, as well as returning treats Cranberry Bliss® Bar, Gingerbread Loaf, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop and Frosted Snowman Cookie.
Starbucks is offering a thoughtful selection of gifts this holiday, including packaged coffee and tea, merchandise and gift cards. The entire collection of holiday merchandise will be available at Starbucks Store online throughout the season, plus a selection of online-exclusive merchandise.
Starbucks® Dot Collection 2015: Building on the popularity of last year’s collection, the Starbucks design team has created a collection of artistic variations on the iconic Starbucks green “dot” logo. The Dot Collection offers a variety of drinkware, including stainless steel and ceramic tumblers, cold cups, and mugs. Each piece is packaged in a festive red box, with more than 65 designs, with most items priced under $25.
Starbucks® Local City Collection: This new collection of tumblers and ornaments feature iconic designs of cities and states in the United States, including: Boston, California, Chicago, Florida, D.C., Hawaii, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Texas. Select pieces of the collection will be available in Starbucks stores starting November 10, and online at Starbucks.com/shop on December 8.
Starbucks Cards: Starbucks makes it easy to give a personalized gift with more than 60 Starbucks Cards to choose from. It’s one of the most popular gifts in the nation, with one in seven adults in the United States receiving the gift of a Starbucks Card in 2014.
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SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation