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  1. Coffee conglomerate goes by the book

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Remo Notarianni

    ... Written by Remo Notarianni The corporate culture at Starbucks begins with the customer interaction seen in its outlets. The American coffee conglomerate aims to bring the same level of communication to executives in its support centres. According to Susan Tohyama, director of partner resources for Starbucks Coffee Asia-Pacific, this is best described by the customer experience ...

  2. City's latest Starbucks emulates coffee shops of a bygone era

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicholas Lo, YP intern With the opening of the latest branch of Starbucks Coffee in Hong Kong, on Duddell Street, Central, the global coffee chain has broken the mould. Working together with the well-known local lifestyle store Goods of Desire (G.O.D.), the latest Starbucks has a unique look. The store's design emulates the bing sutt - coffee shops that were popular in Hong Kong from ...

  3. King of kitsch brings a taste of 'bing sutt' to Starbucks

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... - so named because the tea is strained through a cotton bag - over a pricey mocca-frappa-whateverino. Maybe that's why Starbucks' newest cafe on Duddell Street has a bing sutt corner. ... of Maxim's, which operates Starbucks) said. The only thing missing was a bad attitude and hacking need to spit. 'Yes, the waiters can be rude and the seats at a bing sutt are usually quite ...

  4. Letters from the dorm

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Strachan is more than a school - it's a community with girls from all four corners of the world. We dive into conversation about 'Starbs' - our slang for Starbucks. Girls here have ...

  5. Deliver a treasure trove of festive goodies

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Rachel Plecas

    ... in a big basket with a coffee grinder, a mug and an individual French press, all available from city'super, Starbucks, Pacific Coffee and other locations. For the man who has everything, ... with wishes. Buy a variety of stored-value cards and present them in a beautiful wallet from Dooney & Bourke. Try cards from AMC Cinemas, HMV, city'super, Lane Crawford, and Starbucks. HSBC ...

  6. Should coffee shops charge more when people request disposable cups?

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Cheryl Wong, Matthew Murchie

    ... Cheryl Wong, Matthew Murchie Cheryl Wong, 18, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School The main objective of an extra charge is to reduce the use of disposable cups by customers. But this is not a solution to the problem. People are willing to pay HK$30 for a cup of coffee at well-known coffee shops like Starbucks and Pacific Coffee. They wouldn't mind paying an extra HK$3-HK$5 ...

  7. Agnes b. Cafe l.p.g

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the packed and often uninspiring Pacific Coffee or Starbucks when you need a sugar or caffeine hit. Who to bring: Come alone or bring a shopping buddy. There's not much room for big parties, ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... so that supermarkets and wet markets could reduce packaging. Food chains such as Cafe de Coral, McDonald's and Starbucks could sell reusable plastic lunchboxes, cutlery and cups ...

  9. Unsold food in HK is not getting to the people who need it

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as part of a lunch for volunteers like me. There were two bread-runs a week then and the other one was performed by a full-time volunteer every Thursday. You see Starbucks and Pacific Coffee ... day. So I e-mailed Starbucks and Pacific Coffee to inquire about their unsold food policy. While Starbucks replied within a day, Pacific Coffee did not get back to me. Starbucks said it had ...

  10. letters

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will not 'copy' Ah Ying. They should think about the consequences of their actions. Rosanne, True Light Girls' College It's the coffee - and the atmosphere Every time I walk past Starbucks, I cannot resist going in for a cup of coffee. Sometimes I just sit inside the cafe, pretending to have bought something. Does Starbucks really have a secret formula for making the best coffee ...




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