Breakfast in Starbucks

Having some difficulties sleeping after the car accident a few days ago I decided to get out early and go to Starbucks on Biyun road.

This is by far the nicest Starbucks in Shanghai. I am honestly impressed by Starbucks that they are able to keep the style and taste so similiar all over the world, even in China! I suppose the level of the Starbucks branches in China will improve even more now after Starbucks bought them back from the local representative.

Anyway, this Starbucks has high standards and is nice to visit during the week days as it is not so croweded then. Early Saturday and Sunday is also quite OK. The view from this coffee shop is quite unique to be in a big city like Shanghai, green playing fields and no tall buildings nearby.

Today I bought my classic breakfast, venti cappucino and blueberry muffin. A few minutes after I bought my breakfast I got an email from Starbucks saying “Congratulations, you have reached gold level”.

More about the perks of being on gold level in my next post.

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Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

I talked to a friend of mine on Skype yesterday. She lives in Los Angeles and for some reason we started discussing Starbucks, we both are coffee addicts and have the habit to drink coffee while doing computer work..

I am a frequent customer of Starbucks wherever I am and especially the past months in Shanghai. I usually buy coffee in the morning and atleast one time in the afternoon or evening. I admit I spend too much on coffee!

My friend in LA told me she is very confused about the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino which was a limited release between April 19 and 23. A grande Unicorn Frappuccino is packed with an impressing 59 grams of sugar! Even though the big sugar content it was a very popular drink and sold in large quantities during the period, which confused us a bit since people now are more aware of what they eat and drink and most try to avoid unnecessary sugar bombs.

However, both me and my friend will stay to the cappucinos and espressos. And yes, they are not super healthy either but compared to a unicorn frappuccino they are like vegetables and fruits.

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“Starbucks-China” Blend: A Slam Dunk Grande

Admittedly, there are few genuine “can’t miss” propositions. But I’ve got one for you, Starbucks in China. Giant corporations being granted carte blanche in a totalitarian environment are reminiscent of an age when kings granted exclusive licensing for fur trapping. Starbucks has the product, the relationships, and with some nimble campaigning they’ll have the ubiquitous branding in no time. It will be game, set, match – if it isn’t already.

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