If you are a Starbucks enthusiast, you might like the Starbucks coffee gear merchandise store at the headquarters. This store is the place to go to for all kinds of logo-ed Starbucks stuff like t-shirts, magnets, pens, an umbrella, jackets, and more. The array of stuff available at the store changes now and then, and so it's already time for another episode. It's located at Starbucks Coffee Company, 2401 Utah Avenue South, 8th floor, Seattle, WA 98134. It's open Monday through Friday, normal business hours. If you are a partner, you can purchase this merchandise online at http://www.starbuckscoffeegear.com. That website is NOT for customers. In fact, I have never seen what that site looks like beyond that landing page. Also, please be aware that link to the online coffee gear store is for U.S. partners only. I don't think they ship internationally, or at least that is what I've been told.
However, if you're just a lowly customer like me, then you hop on Link Light rail to the SODO station, walk down Lander Street to the headquarters, and purchase as much as is humanly possible to carry in one visit (and still be able to squeeze yourself back through the Link Light rail doors).
I went shopping at the merchandise store on the 19th and now I'm inviting you to come with me:
Here is the entrance! You found it!
While you are in the reception area, be sure to pay attention to the walls. The waiting area walls are painted with a timeline of significant moments in the history of the company:
Here are a few pictures from inside the store - I apologize that they're a little blurry. I had only my phone with me. By the way, I have to say that I particularly like the new logo mouse pad!
So what is on your Starbucks coffee gear wish list? :)
Close ups of a few items (thank you Molly at Seattle Custom Framing for helping with the photos below):
This store is open to the public. It is located on the 8th floor of the Starbucks reception area at the headquarters. You can visit the store Monday through Friday, normal business hours, at 2401 Utah Avenue South, 8th floor, Seattle, WA 98134.