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Pike Place Roast at Starbucks Today

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Starbuck’s has been hyping up a big change for a while now. It is part of the Starbuck’s transformation being led by CEO Howard Schultz.

The big change is the introduction of its new daily brew, Pike Place Roast.

CEO Howard Schultz says…

In my opinion and that of several others who have tasted this incredible coffee, Pike Place Roast is truly one of the best coffees we have offered our customers in our 37-year history and it will reinvent brewed coffee.

So being the Starbucks fan that I am, I had to try one this morning.

  • Very tasty. Seemed fresher than usual. They will be brewing fresh batches of Pike Place every 30 mins.
  • Looks like they will still offer another rotating daily brew, but only until noon each day. Pike Place will be offered all day.
  • The ‘Short’ size is now listed on the menu.
  • Mistos (daily brew with steamed milk) are now listed on the menu.
  • They have a chalkboard sign that indicates the date that the Pike Place beans were roasted. (3/23 for me this morning)

Written by Aaron

April 8, 2008 at 8:42 am

Brands I Really Like

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Seth Godin posted here about brands and their importance to our lives.

He asks the question….If a known brand were to disappear tomorrow, would you miss them?

Here are some brands I really like…..


They made coffee cool. And their coffee just tastes better than all the rest. And Yes, I would really miss this one if it were to disappear tomorrow.


I hate grocery shopping, but I hate it a little less when I am at HEB.


Fast food done right. Tasty food. Clean restaurants. Amazing customer service.


Ok, so I work at HP and I don’t actually own a single Apple product. But I still think Apple is cool.


You might not recognize this one….but over 1 million people use their web based applications to get things done the simple way. As a Product Manager, I am fascinated by their simple, yet powerful products.

Written by Aaron

April 4, 2008 at 9:50 am