Category Archives: Starbucks

Local Business: Coffee Break Cafe

International Coffee chains are a somewhat recent phenomenon, and they definitely have their upsides. It’s nice to know that even half way across the world, you can still get your coffee the way you’re used to thanks to Starbucks. But there’s something I still find pretty amazing about local businesses. One of my favorites is Coffee Break Cafe, a chain based out of Quincy. They have three different locations around the city, all equally quaint and laid back. They’re a local business that supports other local businesses by getting their baked goods imported daily and using dairy products from local …

 

Starbucks collaborates with Lady Gaga

While working today in the usual Starbucks office, I’m finding my ears being bombarded with Lady Gaga’s new album, Born This Way, which was just released yesterday. People were encouraged to stop by yesterday between 3pm and 5pm in Gaga-esque attire for a dance party, and to pick up her album as well as one of their delicious offerings. I, unfortunately missed out on these gatherings. After hearing about this event, I felt inclined to inquire with the manager at the Starbucks in the North End if anyone happened to come here yesterday Gaga-ed up, unfortunately this was not one of the locations where Gaga lovers …

 

Kitchen Gadget can’t live without: Immersion Blender!

 
I don’t know how many years I have had my  Braun immersion blender which not only blends but came with a little chopping attachment which has come in handy so many times.
For chopping small quantities of nuts or herbs, it is easier to take the immersion blender than my food processor and it chops in seconds and is easy to clean.

Tags: blender, Braun, chopping, favorite kitchen gadget, Featured, herbs, hot chocolate, immersion blender, kitchen gadget, Nuts, soup, Starbucks

 

Starbucks free DESSERT “POP UP”.

Much to my delight, today I was treated to what could only be called a free Starbucks DESSERT POP UP.
I arrived in time for the Red Velvet Cupcakes, the cake was rich and moist and the frosting reminiscent of Sprinkles Cupcakes sour cream frosting.  Next came samples of donuts, vanilla cupcakes and spice cake, followed by hand passed trays of blueberry cake and holiday cake.
Then to my surprise, delicious heart warming mocha’s and lattes followed.  Every dessert was fresh, moist and delicious and worth ordering again.
I do not know why Starbucks had a “DESSERT POP UP” today,  but I …

 

Starbucks free DESSERT "POP UP".

Much to my delight, today I was treated to what could only be called a free Starbucks DESSERT POP UP.
I arrived in time for the Red Velvet Cupcakes, the cake was rich and moist and the frosting reminiscent of Sprinkles Cupcakes sour cream frosting.  Next came samples of donuts, vanilla cupcakes and spice cake, followed by hand passed trays of blueberry cake and holiday cake.
Then to my surprise, delicious heart warming mocha’s and lattes followed.  Every dessert was fresh, moist and delicious and worth ordering again.
I do not know why Starbucks had a “DESSERT POP UP” today,  but I …