Starbucks Japan

We try the new Sunshine Mandarin Mango Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Fruit, tea and coconut milk is a winning combination.

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Would You Wait in Line for 7 Hours at Starbucks?  These People Did and They Didn’t Even Buy Coffee

The grand opening of Aomori prefecture’s first Starbucks location in the Hachinohe area drew quite a crowd.  On September 14, 2012,  around 100 people waited in line on the first business day of Starbuck Coffee Hachinohe Tamukai.

The store’s interior is typical of most Starbucks locations: big windows let in natural light from outside, funky lamps hang from the ceiling, and wood grain paneling adorns the ceiling and counters.  The store is around 1,700 square feet with enough seating for 55 people inside and another 16 on the terrace.  There’s even a drive-thru for those who want coffee on the go.

But Starbucks-goers didn’t get all riled up over a mediocre cup of coffee.  Oh no, they had their eyes on something even better:  Read More