Starbucks News - Europe, Middle East, Africa

Starbucks News - Europe, Middle East, Africa


Local Charities across Britain will ‘Cheer for Good’ this Christmas with Starbucks

Local Charities across Britain will ‘Cheer for Good’ this Christmas with Starbucks

New red cup design launches in stores on 29 November, marking the start of Cheer for Good and celebrating giving back to communities.

Meet the woman making cold drinks a hot ticket for Starbucks at Christmas

Meet the woman making cold drinks a hot ticket for Starbucks at Christmas

Drink developer Rachel Chatterton has added a Festive Cold Brew to Starbucks classic range of Christmas hot drinks. Rachel leads the team developing new drinks for Starbucks across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Starbucks France celebrates 10th anniversary of its leading apprenticeship programme

Starbucks France celebrates 10th anniversary of its leading apprenticeship programme

Starbucks France offers the programme at a variety of levels to equip baristas and store supervisors with a range of transferable skills. The year-long programme combines academic training on topics such as retail management, marketing and customer service alongside practical training in Starbucks stores.

Nitro Cold Brew arrives at Starbucks stores in the Middle East

Nitro Cold Brew arrives at Starbucks stores in the Middle East

Starbucks leads innovation in coffee, with the launch of Nitro Cold Brew marking the latest stage in Starbucks discovering a new generation of cold coffee. 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Starbucks marks the countdown to the festive season with a brand-new colour-in cup and the launch of #CheerforGood charity support in the UK.

Starbucks Spain launches At the Starting Line programme

Starbucks Spain launches At the Starting Line programme

With many  Starbucks partners (employees) aged under 25, Starbucks is committed to creating opportunities for young people seeking employment around the world. 

Paris store welcomes the first Clover Brewing System in France

Paris store welcomes the first Clover Brewing System in France

The Starbucks store in the "Les 4 Temps" shopping centre in La Défense, Paris has reopened following extensive renovation and now welcomes the first Clover® coffee brewing machine in France.  

Starbucks introduces “The Coffee Suite” in Kuwait

Starbucks introduces “The Coffee Suite” in Kuwait

Starbucks introduces a new level of high-quality design and elegance at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuwait City with the opening of a special store called the “Coffee Suite” offering customers a feeling of luxury and innovative coffee experiences. 

Starbucks signs a ground-breaking agreement with ACE UK to boost paper cup recycling

Starbucks signs a ground-breaking agreement with ACE UK to boost paper cup recycling

Starbucks today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper cups.

On The Road – My store team understand my difficulties

On The Road – My store team understand my difficulties

For over 10 years Starbucks France has been working with a charity organisation called “AVEC talents” who match young adults with learning difficulties with workplace opportunities, and it was through this partnership that Maxence joined Starbucks. 

Starbucks hosts Paris event with Conservation International

Starbucks hosts Paris event with Conservation International

Starbucks has been working in partnership with environmental organisation Conservation International for over 15 years, ensuring that 99% of Starbucks coffee is ethically sourced. 

Starbucks to partner with Pentatonic in revolutionary design partnership

Starbucks to partner with Pentatonic in revolutionary design partnership

Pentatonic, the newly launched furniture company whose products are made using post-consumer waste, today announces a partnership with Starbucks UK. 

Why Starbucks will be writing 99 on your cup on one day in September

Why Starbucks will be writing 99 on your cup on one day in September

Starbucks is celebrating its leading position of serving 99 percent ethically-sourced coffee with its partners (employees) in stores across Europe by writing ’99’ on cups on the 9th September. 

Starbucks UK to tackle food waste with charity partner Action Against Hunger

Starbucks UK to tackle food waste with charity partner Action Against Hunger

Starbucks UK introduced a new initiative to address the issue of food waste in the retail industry, as well as the issue of global hunger. 

Starbucks introduces a golden twist to your coffee with the new Latte with Turmeric

Starbucks introduces a golden twist to your coffee with the new Latte with Turmeric

The warming drink is made by steaming milk with aromatic turmeric powder and spices and poured over espresso - bringing a new twist to the much-loved latte. 

Starbucks Azerbaijan celebrates all baristas becoming Coffee Masters

Starbucks Azerbaijan celebrates all baristas becoming Coffee Masters

Starbucks Azerbaijan is celebrating the coffee passion of its baristas who have all qualified as certified Starbucks Coffee Masters. This achievement makes Azerbaijan the first ‘Black Apron’ country in the Starbucks EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

Starbucks unveils two brand new stores in hot European holiday destinations

Starbucks unveils two brand new stores in hot European holiday destinations

Starbucks has opened two brand new stores on some of Europe’s most popular holiday islands - Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Corfu, Greece.

Starbucks Community Café gets into gear with Salute Coffee Truck

Starbucks Community Café gets into gear with Salute Coffee Truck

Starbucks has launched an innovative coffee truck, operated by North Tyneside’s veterans’ charity Forward Assist. The ‘Salute Coffee Truck’ is a converted army Land Rover vehicle, used in the Falklands War, now staffed by veterans trained at a local Starbucks store.

Starbucks donates £250,000 to support farmers in East Africa

Starbucks donates £250,000 to support farmers in East Africa

Starbucks has collaborated on a new project with international development charity, Send a Cow, to help farming communities in Rwanda develop effective and sustainable farming practices. 

Starbucks opens unique Talan Tower store in Astana

Starbucks opens unique Talan Tower store in Astana

First Starbucks store in Kazakhstan with an experiential Reserve coffee bar, combining coffee theatre with local design elements. Starbucks has opened an immersive coffee destination with the Talan Tower store in Astana.

Starbucks provides a springboard for athlete with Autism

Starbucks provides a springboard for athlete with Autism

When John and Sharlyn Taylor first sent their son Carter to the counter at a Starbucks in Dunfermline, Scotland, their objective was to make him more comfortable placing an order and handling money. They didn’t envision that in time he’d work on the other side of that counter.

Starbucks partners in Amsterdam join up with charity to clean up city’s iconic canals

Starbucks partners in Amsterdam join up with charity to clean up city’s iconic canals

Six years ago, Marius started with a single challenge: to build a boat made of plastic waste. He did not know anything about plastics and building boats but didn’t let this stand in his way.

Enjoy sipping on the crème of the crop this summer

Enjoy sipping on the crème of the crop this summer

Since 2003 Starbucks has brought its own twist to the classic strawberries and cream British summer time favourite with the Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino. This year the drink is back in stores and now contains 12% less added sugar. 

240 Starbucks partners, friends and family join together to march in the Pride in London Parade

240 Starbucks partners, friends and family join together to march in the Pride in London Parade

Starbucks partners, friends and family join together to march in the Pride in London Parade through central London. Starbucks partners marched under a giant ‘Love Happens at Starbucks’ balloon to celebrate the LGBT+ community. 

Customers and partners from Starbucks Netherlands donate over 1,000 backpacks

Customers and partners from Starbucks Netherlands donate over 1,000 backpacks

Starbucks customers and partners in the Netherlands have donated over 1,000 backpacks filled with essential items to children affected by the refugee crisis via a partnership with the charity Human Aid in Greece (HAIG). 

Starbucks joins Londoners in Celebrating the LGBT Community during Pride

Starbucks joins Londoners in Celebrating the LGBT Community during Pride

Drawing on long-standing heritage of creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for partners and customers, Starbucks renews festival sponsorship for third straight year.

Starbucks EMEA Reports Solid Financial Performance in Fiscal Year 2016

Starbucks EMEA Reports Solid Financial Performance in Fiscal Year 2016

Starbucks EMEA, today filed accounts for the year ending October 2, 2016, for the four UK-based subsidiaries, Starbucks EMEA Limited, Starbucks EMEA Holdings Ltd, Starbucks EMEA Investment Limited, and Starbucks International Holdings Limited.

Starbucks barista benefit makes moving house even easier

Starbucks barista benefit makes moving house even easier

Celebrating a year since the first candidates benefitted from the Home Sweet Loan scheme in the UK, Starbucks is expanding the reach of its pioneering housing employee benefit. 

Starbucks UK Celebrates Five Years of Apprenticeship Programme

Starbucks UK Celebrates Five Years of Apprenticeship Programme

This June, Starbucks Apprenticeship Programme celebrates its fifth anniversary, and the company is celebrating the 850 partners who have graduated the programme.

Bilal brews a successful career with Starbucks

Bilal brews a successful career with Starbucks

22 year old Bilal Mian from London is carving out a career with Starbucks, thanks to a partnership between Hammersmith College and Remploy, the disability employment specialists.

Starbucks aims to hire 2,500 Refugee Partners in Europe

Starbucks aims to hire 2,500 Refugee Partners in Europe

Starbucks in Europe announces today it will partner with local NGO partners to deliver a hiring commitment of 2,500 refugees by 2022, starting in eight European markets. 

Starbucks Unveils Boulevard des Capucines Store in Paris

Starbucks Unveils Boulevard des Capucines Store in Paris

Starbucks France has unveiled the newly-refurbished Boulevard des Capucines Starbucks Store in Paris following extensive design work to restore some of the building’s historic features.  

Starbucks UK Introduces Fresh New Summer Salads

Starbucks UK Introduces Fresh New Summer Salads

Starbucks stores across the UK are preparing to welcome the summer season with the introduction of new salad bowls, plus a range of high protein snack pots, available in stores nationwide from 15 June. 

‘Doctors Told Me I would Never Work – Now I am Starbucks France’s Second Service Champion’

‘Doctors Told Me I would Never Work – Now I am Starbucks France’s Second Service Champion’

Amelie, 29 years old, has been working at the Starbucks Opera store in Paris as a barista for the past four years. Despite having dyspraxia and being told by doctors that she would never be able to work.

What Does it take to Become Starbucks EMEA Barista Champion?

What Does it take to Become Starbucks EMEA Barista Champion?

The Starbucks EMEA Newsroom team met Fabio Neno, assistant store manager from Portugal, who knows exactly how it feels to take the crown – or in Starbucks terms, the purple apron and gold milk pitcher.

Bite The Ballot and Starbucks Host ‘Democracy Cafe’

Bite The Ballot and Starbucks Host ‘Democracy Cafe’

With a few days left to register to vote in June’s General Election, Bite The Ballot and Starbucks UK are encouraging young people to get together in their communities to talk politics over coffee. 

Starbucks Partners Across EMEA Unite with Volunteering Programmes in Their Local Communities

Starbucks Partners Across EMEA Unite with Volunteering Programmes in Their Local Communities

Each April marks Starbucks Global Month of Service, the highlight of our year round commitment to having a positive impact in the communities we serve. Here’s what’s took place across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

Youth Career Workshops Hosted by Partners in London and Birmingham

Youth Career Workshops Hosted by Partners in London and Birmingham

200 young people from London and Birmingham were welcomed at special events hosted by Starbucks partners dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about future workplace opportunities.

Starbucks Launches Nitro Cold Brew in France

Starbucks Launches Nitro Cold Brew in France

For the very first time, Starbucks is launching Nitro Cold Brew in Paris. Available in the beautifully Capucines store in Paris, this delicious new trendy drink is bound to take the city by storm. It will be available in 30 Parisians stores in total by the summer. 

Starbucks Forms the Largest Coalition in the Middle East to Help Youth

Starbucks Forms the Largest Coalition in the Middle East to Help Youth

Millions of young people across the Middle East & North Africa region have limited access to employment opportunities, and they find themselves unable to become economically active in their communities.

Spring Into a New Habit with Starbucks on Earth Day

Spring Into a New Habit with Starbucks on Earth Day

Starbucks gives away a limited number of free reusable cups in participating stores across Great Britain, in activity supported by Clean Up Britain.

Starbucks Ireland’s Apprenticeship Programme Shortlisted for Industry Award

Starbucks Ireland’s Apprenticeship Programme Shortlisted for Industry Award

A new apprenticeship programme launched by two district managers in Northern Ireland has been shortlisted for an industry award just two years after launching. 

Starbucks UK Marks First Anniversary of Partnership with National Childbirth Trust

Starbucks UK Marks First Anniversary of Partnership with National Childbirth Trust

This month, Starbucks celebrated its one year anniversary with National Childbirth Trust (NCT), the UK’s largest parenting charity.

Starbucks Introduces Reserve Coffee at Doha Festival City

Starbucks Introduces Reserve Coffee at Doha Festival City

The world’s leading coffee company opens Qatar’s first Starbucks store with Reserve coffee, served on a Clover Brewing System, at the Doha Festival City - Qatar’s largest entertainment, fashion and dining destination. 

Starbucks UK Delivers Third Straight Year of Profit

Starbucks UK Delivers Third Straight Year of Profit

“It is thanks to the hard work of our partners all around the country that we have recorded a UK profit for the third straight year," said Martin Brok, president, Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 

Starbucks Doubles Its Range of Espresso Capsules in France

Starbucks Doubles Its Range of Espresso Capsules in France

After successfully launching new espresso capsules in 2016, Starbucks is expanding its range with four new coffees. The new capsules, compatible with Nespresso®* machines, introduce a blonde roast lungo and decaffeinated option to the assortment.

Starbucks Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week in the UK

Starbucks Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week in the UK

With National Apprenticeship Week in the UK underway, two store partners from the Colmore Row store in Birmingham recognise the importance of the Starbucks Apprenticeship programme. 

A Life Coach Guides Young Man with Autism to Starbucks

A Life Coach Guides Young Man with Autism to Starbucks

The Basildon Starbucks became more than just a place to visit for Neary. First employed at the store through a work placement program, he became a permanent part-time partner four years ago.

Starbucks Roastery Coming to Milan in 2018

Starbucks Roastery Coming to Milan in 2018

Located at the historic turn-of-the-century Palazzo Delle Poste building on Piazza Cordusio, this one-of-a-kind 25,500 square foot retail space will feature the company’s premium, small batch, Reserve coffees served in a variety of brewing methods.

Starbucks Debuts Nitro Cold Brew in the UK

Starbucks Debuts Nitro Cold Brew in the UK

 UK is first market in Europe to launch Nitro Cold Brew at the Starbucks Reserve Bar in London’s Covent Garden. The arrival of Nitro Cold Brew marks Starbucks next chapter of cold coffee innovation in Europe, by offering customers a wider choice. 

Statement on the Garden, Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Statement on the Garden, Piazza del Duomo, Milan

As a gesture of respect and gratitude, as Starbucks signals its intent to open in Italy, we have sponsored a three-year garden project in the historic Piazza del Duomo in Milan.

Starbucks Introduces Unique Store in Crystal Tower, Kuwait

Starbucks Introduces Unique Store in Crystal Tower, Kuwait

The opening of the first store with a Reserve coffee bar experience, in the heart of Kuwait’s dynamic business district, represents Starbucks uncompromising pursuit of elevating the coffee experience for its customers. 

New Starbucks Cup Recycling Bins Arrive in Stores

New Starbucks Cup Recycling Bins Arrive in Stores

 An initial 20 stores in Central and West London will offer the paper cup bin encouraging ‘from-street-to-in-store’ disposal to ensure more paper cups are recycled. 

Baristas Raise Awareness of Deaf Culture Through We Sign Café

Baristas Raise Awareness of Deaf Culture Through We Sign Café

“Think about the skills that people have, not that they’re Deaf,” said Haytam Lakb, Starbucks barista. “Think about the personality, skills and experience.”

Top 10 Global Stories of the Year

Top 10 Global Stories of the Year

With more than 25,000 stores, Starbucks is in 75 countries around the globe. Here are some of Starbucks top stories of 2016.

#RedCupCheer Supports Charities

#RedCupCheer Supports Charities

Charities in Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Austria receive Starbucks donations and community recognition.

A Barista from Portugal Wins a Rare Starbucks Purple Apron

A Barista from Portugal Wins a Rare Starbucks Purple Apron

Coffee is a passion that brought 26 partners (employees) together for the 2016 Barista Championship in London to compete for the top prize.

A New Store Experience in London

A New Store Experience in London

The first Starbucks express store in Europe in London’s major business hub, Canary Wharf, allows customers to order, pay and pick-up their orders faster.

How Partners Support Rwandan Women

How Partners Support Rwandan Women

Starbucks stores in Europe, the Middle East and Africa purchase aprons sewn by women of the Ineza Cooperative to provide funds and exposure to survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Starbucks Opens its First Store in Slovakia

Starbucks Opens its First Store in Slovakia

The Aupark Shopping Centre in Bratislava is now home to the first Starbucks in the Central European country of Slovakia. Starbucks partnered with AmRest to open the store.

A Cup of Hope: Coffee from Eastern Congo Arriving at Starbucks

A Cup of Hope: Coffee from Eastern Congo Arriving at Starbucks

“Life has been incredibly difficult for the people of Eastern Congo, but even in the hardest circumstances, you see their grit and determination," said Dave Olsen.

Finding Stability Through Starbucks “Home Sweet Loan”

Finding Stability Through Starbucks “Home Sweet Loan”

Marta Swiac is one of the first applicants to benefit from a programme Starbucks UK announced in September 2015.

Starbucks Opens its First Store in Pretoria, South Africa

Starbucks Opens its First Store in Pretoria, South Africa

“This store will not only offer amazing coffee and world-class customer service, it is a representation of our commitment to South Africa through its localized design." 

Winning Starbucks Partner Cup Designs Featured in Europe

Winning Starbucks Partner Cup Designs Featured in Europe

Colorful, springtime designs with birds, butterflies and flowers are featured on Starbucks iconic cups in the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Meet the partners (employees) who designed them.

Prince Charles Acknowledges a Starbucks Partner’s Accomplishments

Prince Charles Acknowledges a Starbucks Partner’s Accomplishments

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized in this way,” said Jaz Rabadia, senior manager of Energy and Initiatives for Starbucks UK. 

Store Manager’s Artwork Highlights Coffee Origin Countries

Store Manager’s Artwork Highlights Coffee Origin Countries

“Customers who visit my store are curious about the different coffees that Starbucks offers,” said Becca Turner. “It was fun to create artwork to help tell the coffee story.”

Creating Career Opportunities for South Africans

Creating Career Opportunities for South Africans

Starbucks, along with its regional partner Taste Holdings, prepare dozens of young South Africans for employment through an innovative training program.

Starbucks Raises Funds to Help with Refugee Relief Efforts

Starbucks Raises Funds to Help with Refugee Relief Efforts

With millions of refugees fleeing conflicts in Syria and seeking safety across Central and Western Europe, Starbucks is using the scale of its digital platforms to raise funds for crisis relief organizations.

With Humility and Respect, Starbucks to Open in Italy

With Humility and Respect, Starbucks to Open in Italy

"Everything that we’ve done sits on the foundation of those wonderful experiences that many of us have had in Italy, and we’ve aspired to be a respectful steward of that legacy for 45 years,” said Howard Schultz.

Starbucks UK Stores Help Farmers 4,000 Miles Away

Starbucks UK Stores Help Farmers 4,000 Miles Away

Aaron Swift returned from an emotional four-day journey in Rwanda with one goal in mind: “I wanted to find a way to help Rwandan farmers and educate my peers at the same time."