Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hiroshima Station ASSE (広島駅アッセ店)

This is a little Starbucks store connected to Hiroshima Station.
It's one of those stores you can access from inside the station
as well as from the outside from the station building.

I really like these Starbucks stores because
sometimes you just NEED coffee
but don't have the time or the energy to
get off at a station just for that.

Anniversary Blend

Starbucks Hiroshima Mug

Starbucks Hiroshima Tumbler

So you can see there's a beverage counter and a register
for the people still inside the station further down
from the one where customers outside the station get their drinks.

(Left) Chai Tea Latte
(Right) Dark Mocha Frappuccino

Part of the counter seats overlooks
the inside of Hiroshima Station.

Because of its convenience
the store was very busy,
but it's definitely a great place to 
recharge before or after a long train ride!

Hiroshima Station Bldg
2-37 Matubara-cho Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima



Everyday: 7am-10pm

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Koshigaya AEON Lake Town mori GardenWalk (越谷イオンレイクタウン mori ガーデンウォーク店)

This Starbucks is located on the mall grounds.
This mall is apparently Japan's largest eco-friendly shopping center.
(Not really sure how many eco-friendly shopping centers we actually have in Japan.)

But it's a really nice Starbucks store
with a terrace along the small garden and pond.

This Starbucks store was celebrating their 3rd year anniversary.
They were offering free chocolate chips in your frappuccino.

Logo Shopper Tote Bag

Apple Crumble Frappuccino + chocolate chips

Isn't the terrace area nice?
It was a nice and relaxing corner of the mall...
especially when you want a break from all that shopping!

イオンレイクタウン mori

AEON Lake Town mori
2-8 Azumacho
Koshigaya-shi Saitama-ken


Everyday: 10am-11pm

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Seibu Shinjuku PePe (西武新宿PePe店)

Not only did we get Apple Crumble Latte/Frappuccino this fall,
we also got an Apple Crumble Pie.

It was delicious.
Soft apples and a hint of cinnamon.
And I absolutely love how they layered the pie!
Doesn't it look good?

Ooh and I almost forgot about the Apple Crumble Danish.
And despite how hard it was to eat was yum!

I also love when all the new merchandise from a new promo fill the shelves.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Handmade Starbucks Anniversary Blend Booklet

Apple Crumble Frappuccino

Apple Crumble Latte

One of the reasons I love this Starbucks store is because
the baristas always make a little booklet
about the coffee that comes out with a new promo.

Sep 1st was the start of the fall promo
and the Anniversary Blend came back to the shelves.
This booklet introduces the Anniversary Blend
and shares all kinds of information about it.

It seems that every barista at this Starbucks store
has a page of their own and they put it together
to make this very unique and charming booklet.

I chose some of my favorite pages.
Hope you enjoy.

(Starbucks Japan is celebrating their 15th Anniversary this year)

(This store sees it's share of foreigners.)

(Suggest a food paring with the Pumpkin Tart.)

(Some of the baristas draw really well.)

(Close...but no cigar. lol.)

(The pumpkin is waving and saying "Please eat♥")

(I thought this Siren holding a Japanese flag was cute.)

(Look at how creative this page is!)

(This page told the story of the Siren.)

(We also got the French Roast VIA for a limited time.)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shinjuku Nomura Bldg (新宿野村ビル店)

Fall has finally come to Starbucks!!!
Our new promo started on September 1st.
(Can you believe it's fall already?)

The VIA packages got a new fall makeover.
Also the French Roast VIA came out.

(The shelf with all the new merchandise!)

Starbucks STARS Tumbler
(Left) Green
(Right) Light Green 

Embossed Logo Mug
(I LOVE this mug!!!)

Anniversary Blend

Collectible Demi
(Left) Anniversary Brown
(Right) Anniversary White

Apple Crumble Frappuccino

This is our fall drink this year
and it is SO GOOD!!!
And because it's too hot and muggy
all I've tried is the frappuccino...
but I'll bet it tastes just as good as a latte.
Looking forward to that :)

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