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Nutrition Facts of Coffee

All values are based on FDA suggestions of daily servings. For more nutrition information visit: www.starbucks. com

Starbucks News Winona, Minn.

What’s inside: Featured Musician: pg 2

October 2008

Organic Coffee

Student Discount Week:pg 2 Coffee Trivia: pg 2 Winona General Manager: Steve Smith Winona Store Manager: Gwen Jacobs Assistant Mangager: Allison McGraw Entertainment Cordinator: Jennifer Kind

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Employee of the Month: Josh Jackson

Look for Josh at the Winona Starbucks

Winona Starbucks Target Location

Website: www.starbucks.com Winona Phone Number: 507-457-5555 Winona Target Address: 860 Mankato Ave. Winona, MN 55987

Environmental Mission Statement

Starbucks is committed to a role of environmental leadership in all facets of our business. We fulfill this mission by a commitment to: Understanding of environmental issues and sharing information with our partners. Developing innovative and flexible solutions to bring about change. Striving to buy, sell and use environmentally friendly products. Recognizing that fiscal responsibility is essential to our environmental future. Instilling environmental responsibility as a corporate value. Measuring and monitoring our progress for each project. Encouraging all partners to share in our mission.

Recipes: pg 2 Recycle: pg 3 Growing in Costa Rica: pg 3 Organic is Healthier: pg 3 Breast Cancer Fundraiser: pg 3 Organic Nutrition: pg 4 Employee of the Month: pg 4 Starbucks contacts: pg 4

What is organic coffee? Organic coffee is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic farmers abide by the law. What labels might you see on organic coffee and what do they mean? The USDA organic seal can appear on any coffee product that contains at least 95 percent organic ingredients and that has been certified as organic by a certification agency accredited by the

U.S. Department of Agriculture. The coffee may also carry a label saying “100 percent organic” or “Organic.” Organic coffee is not just a fad. U. S. sales of organic food and beverages have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to an estimated $20 billion in 2007. The market for these goods is projected to reach nearly $23.6 billion in 2008, and grow an average of 18% each year from 2007-2010. The adoption of national standards for certification is expected to open up new markets for U. S. organic producers. Internationally, organic sales continue to grow as well. Information from: http://www.ota.com

Fact: Last week 20 million people bought a cup of coffee at a Starbucks. www.Coffeesage.com


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News from your local Starbucks

Starbucks is proud to present singer, song writer and guitarist Jerry Maguire. Maguire is a Winona resident making it big in the big city. He was recently signed to Epic Records and is currently working on his fourth album. Maguire says when he releases a new CD he enjoys playing for the people that supported him before the rest of the world knew who he was. His annual Starbucks performance will include songs from his new CD as well as old favorites. Maguire recently performed with the Dave Matthews Band and John Meyer in Indianapolis to a crowd of 10,000 people. “I never thought I would be opening for my favorite band from high school. I would walk down Sarnia Street everyday listening to Dave Matthews Band and now I listen to them everyday perform live, it’s like a dream come true,” said Maguire. When: Wednesday Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Winona Starbucks (see page 4 for directions)

True or False: A tall latte provides 20% of the daily value for protein.

True. Not all protein is created equal. Milk protein is high quality; it contains all of the essential amino acids or “building blocks” of protein.

Where was the original Starbucks coffeehouse built? Seattle, Washington

Each coffee bean consitst of how much caffine? 0.8-2.5% of the bean contents is caffine.

Student Discount Week

Attention St. Mary’s, Southeast Tech and Winona State University students, Oct 20-25 is student discount week. Bring your student I.D. to recieve a free 12 o.z. Pumpkin Spice Latte. The free drink also counts towards your punch card, what a great way to try a new flavor and come closer to getting that free coffee cup.

Starbucks around the nation

Recycling saves money and saves the planet

Music of the Week

Coffee Trivia

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Our new and improved cups are made from 100% recycled materials. We do our part in improving the environment by promoting reusable mugs, sold at all Starbucks locations. Bring in a reusable mug and we will give you 25 cents off your purchase every time you come in for a refill. We have lowered our prices so that you can afford to save our planet with ease. We have also started brewing our coffee in eco-friendly coffee machines that use less electricity. Also, now available for your use are recycling bins in every Starbucks location

New Seasonal Flavors to Try Pumpkin Spice Latte

This new flavor brings you into fall with an aroma of pumpkin pie and frothy “warm you up inside” feeling of fall baking. Pumpkin Spice Latte is available at all Starbucks beging Oct. 1.

Recipes

Seasonal Homemade Cinnamon Apple Cider

Serves 6-8, Makes 1/2 Gallon Ingredients: 8-10 apples 1/2-1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons cinnamon 4 tablespoons allspice Directions: - Quarter your apples - In a large stock pot add apples and fill with enough water to cover the apples. - Add sugar. - Wrap cinnamon and allspice in a doubled up cheese cloth and tie, and add this to the apples and water - Boil on high for one hour, check frequently. - Turn down heat and let simmer for two hours. - Strain juice and discard left over apples and enjoy!

Fact: 70% of Americans ages one and older do not get enough calcium, add 2% milk to every cup of coffee to increase your daily calcium intake. National Dairy Council

Starbucks Awarded Most Ethical Company

2008 World's Most Ethical Company David Landau, our chief compliance officer, notes that Starbucks has a long history of ethical leadership. “Starbucks was founded upon notions that all people should be treated with respect and dignity, that diversity is to be respected and embraced,” explains Landau. He notes that these principles are instilled in employees at every level, from barista to the board. “Even during times of transition, Starbucks partners are focused on doing what’s right by each other, customers, farmers, vendors and shareholders; and we are driven by our mission statement and guiding principles.” So, what part of Starbucks’ ethics program is Landau most proud of? The way that it enhances everyday life at the company.

Organic Coffee is Healthier

There is mounting evidence at this time to suggest that organically produced foods may be more nutritious. Furthermore, organic foods and fiber are spared the application of toxic and persistent insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. Many EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. In the long run, organic farming techniques provide a safer, more sustainable environment for everyone. Coffee has been proven to lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer. A cup of coffee can even improve your mood and can soothe headaches. Information from: http://www.ota.com

Why grow in Costa Rica? In support of Breast Cancer

Our Organic coffee is grown in Costa Rica in Shade Farms. A shade farm grows coffee in the shade rather than cutting down large portions of the rain forest for the benefit of those thousands of miles away. Actually, by growing coffee in Costa Rica Starbucks is able to contribute to the economy of the unstable country. Starbucks organic coffee Combines Fair Trade Certified™ Latin American and East African beans which are roasted slightly darker to create a versatile coffee that will work well in an espresso machine, brewer or coffee press.

Awareness Month bring this coupon to your Winona Starbucks for a free 12 oz. sample of the New Organic Coffee. Coupon is valid for a single cup of coffee. All additional funds raised from flavors or upgrading to a specialty drink will go to the American Cancer Society. Valid Oct. 13-17, 2008


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