- Starbucks Digital Network
We're bringing the most interesting stuff on the web right to your comfy chair. It's the Starbucks Digital Network.
We love coffee and everything that goes with it. Good books. Great music. And what’s more, we love sharing our favorites with you.
- Mobile Applications
You can use your phone to pay for your purchases at Starbucks. It’s fast, easy and convenient.
- Store Design
What makes a Starbucks coffeehouse such a vibrant and inviting space? A philosophy of community and environmental responsibility.
Venti Iced Coffee with Milk. Check.
Headphones and video camera. Check.
There’s just something wonderful about video chatting with friends online: hearing them laugh, seeing what’s around them and knowing you are miles apart, yet you still feel connected.
We understand that, and we’re happy to offer something special online and broadcast it live across the interwebs.
At Nacional Records, we’re thrilled that Starbucks is carrying our exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music Cafe con Musica. It’s a 16-track album, in both Spanish and English, featuring a diverse group of artists like the Colombian fusion act Aterciopelados, hip hop artist Ana Tijoux and electronic DJs Nortec Collective.
Nacional Records focuses on the music world that is sometimes called 'Latin,' sometimes 'bilingual' and sometimes 'World' – but can always be called ‘cool.’ I have always wished there was one name for this music. Words like jazz, hip hop, salsa and heavy metal are all so perfect for their genres. Each gives you a flag to fly.
Only a few months ago I was standing with our design team inside a cavernous concrete shell below the beautiful city of Amsterdam. We were inside “The Bank,” a landmark building in Rembrandt Square, and were about to transform the empty 1,400 square foot bank vault into the biggest single space for one of our stores in all of Europe. It had to honor the existing architecture and culture of the city, but is also had to feel just like your neighborhood Starbucks.
We started with a deep study of Dutch design. The Dutch have a strong sensibility of using open spaces with clean lines – a simple aesthetic combined with functional ingenuity. But this is also a culture rich with trade history that influences an inviting, intimate and relaxed old world aesthetic, and no one knows this more than our Dutch-born Concept Design Director Liz Muller and her team in Amsterdam.