Starbucks News - Europe, Middle East, Africa

Starbucks News - Europe, Middle East, Africa


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."