All right, for this blog assignment, I will be blogging about bloggers, who blog about Starbucks. Basically, I will be trolling on bloggers who talk about Starbucks. This can range from the customer service to the actual product.
Coconut milk for your beverage at Starbucks: Beginning February 17th.
Before I get into the actual blog itself. I just want to take a moment to talk about the blogger. The blogger’s name is Melody and she’s basically a coffee addict. She grew up where the actual Starbucks was born, that’s right; we’re talking about Settle, Washington, the motherland of Starbucks. Being around Starbucks for as long as she has, and being absolutely in love with their beverages and products. She figured, “Hey! I love coffee and I love Starbucks. Let’s make a blog about all of that.”
Now, let’s talk about the actual blog topic itself. Basically, it is about how Starbucks has been experimenting with non-dairy milk since the summer of 2014. They even tested this “coconut milk” in a Portland, Oregon store, and the test was very successful. They then expanded that test to Ohio and so on and so forth. At this point, all the Starbuck chains in the U.S. (and possibly some Canada chains) have this coconut milk in their possession, but they will not be serving it to the public until Feb. 17th, 2015 (tomorrow). With this milk you can put it in any beverage of your choice; Latte, Mochas, and Frappuccino’s. The comments are very back and forth. For those that have tried the coconut milk have absolutely loved it or they hate it hardcore. Others are arguing over the fact that the coconut milk contains an ingredient called, carrageenan, which causes cancer.
7 Reasons Starbucks is the McDonalds of Coffee
This blogger just talks about all different kinds of coffee. These coffee brands would range from Starbucks to Caribou. Heck if theirs coffee at a fast-food restaurant he will talk about it.
Now, about his blog topic, throughout his blog he basically talks about how Starbucks is slowly starting become McDonalds. He mentions how Starbucks decided to start serving breakfast sandwiches like McDonalds. After that, he talks about how Starbucks went on to switch over to instant coffee and automatic espresso machines. Lastly, he talks about how they then decided to change from, the standard espresso milk, to two percent milk, and how their mission statement is completely different.
Ex: Before; “To establish Starbucks as the premier purveyor of the finest coffees in the world…”
After; “Our mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.”
As you can see their newest mission statement is a lot more vague and doesn’t talk about their coffee at all.
Also, you probably noticed I only mentioned five out of the seven comparisons he had discussed in his blog. The reason why I did is because I don’t agree with the ones he had mentioned. Those two points were the Frappuccino and the k-cups. First off, I don’t know why he would bring up the fact how Starbucks is becoming like McDonalds because of the Frappuccino. Starbucks was the first one to introduce this product in 1994. McDonalds didn’t introduce the McCafe in the U.S. until 2001. If anything, McDonalds copied Starbucks on that aspect. As for the k-cups they only did that so that Keurig users could enjoy their coffee at home as well. The majority of the people who commented on this post agreed with what blogger had said. Though, they did have some of their own opinions as to how McDonalds and Starbucks are similar, like how they aren’t considered fast-food but real estate, or how they don’t really focus on making the product amazing but how they make the customers experience amazing.
Starbucks Is Making Beer Flavored Coffee?
On this site, it basically talks smack about all the hot products that are out there. They have pictures up and make fun of them, but they also talk about actual things that are going on and stay serious about it.
In this blog, they talk about how Starbucks is coming out with its own beer. With me being young and starting to explore the world of alcohol I thought it was very intriguing! The name they decided to go with is The Dark Barrel Latte. This drink contains espresso and chocolate stout flavor. They then finish it off with whipped cream and dark caramel drizzle. After reading that portion of it I was getting really excited, but then soon got disappointed it said that theirs no alcohol in the drink, but a lot of people have said it tastes like beer! It then goes on to say that Starbucks does sell beer and wine during the evening, but only at certain stores. Everybody in the comment section of this page agreed that it is ridiculous that Starbucks would have their own line of beer and wine. That it simply wouldn’t taste any good and that they should just stick to their coffee. Personally, I think that it’s a great idea that they have branched from coffee to alcohol, and are trying to incorporate those amazing coffee flavors into those drinks. Then again that’s just me!