Starbucks has a promotion offering customers a buy one, get one free deal on all holiday-flavored drinks, Thursday through Sunday.
|A cup of Starbucks coffee sits on a table in a cafe in central Hong Kong January 16, 2011.|
The flavors include Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, and Caramel Brulee Latte. The special holiday flavors offered are only available Thursday through Sunday this week from 2 to 5 p.m. in their One For You, One For Me deal.
“Celebrate the season together with someone – and something – you love at Starbucks,” the coffee company advertises on their website.
Included in the promotion is Starbucks’ newest holiday beverage, the Skinny Peppermint Mocha, which offers customers a lighter version of the Peppermint Mocha flavor. The beverage is made with espresso, nonfat milk, sugar-free Peppermint Syrup and Skinny Mocha sauce. The drink harbors just 100 calories – making it “a holiday treat you can feel good about,” Starbucks advertises.
The selection of popular holiday flavors in the promotion are topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate chips, and caramel.
The Seattle-based company boasts the highest quality coffee and has coffeehouses in 55 countries, including over 11,000 in the U.S. alone. Along with their drip brew coffee and espresso drinks, the company also offers salads, sandwiches, and snacks, among many other items.
Starbucks bought 269 million pounds of coffee in fiscal 2010, according to their website, and advertises ethical purchasing through Fair Trade.
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations, or FLO, is comprised of 24 organizations that work to ensure better deals for producers and establish international Fairtrade standards. Fair Trade Certified coffee empowers small-scale farmers. Fair Trade also protects the environment and helps farms and communities develop business skills needed to compete in the global market.
Through its Hear Music brand, Starbucks Entertainment markets books, music, a film, making it a multimillion-dollar company.