Drink Starbucks at home with Bosch's Tassimo coffee machine and 'bucks flavoured pods


Is it wrong of me to admit to loving Starbucks? I’ve noticed many of my friends on Facebook have joined various anti-Starbucks groups, so I’m guessing I should probably keep my adoration down to a minimum.

I can’t help but get all hot under the collar though, when reading that Bosch has collaborated with the coffee chain for pods for their Tassimo machine – what a wonderful idea! Just in time for Christmas apparently, they’ll offer Starbucks-flavoured Kenco T capsules, plus the Tassimo…

Starbucks expanding into the high-end audio format world with CODE release

Things you probably didn’t know. (1) Starbucks has a record label called Starbucks Hear Music. (2) This label mainly exists so you can buy the middle-of-the-road background music that tootles away as you decide whether the extra 50p for a Large is worth it or not.

(3) Producer T-Bone Burnett has come up with a new “HD” audio format for Starbucks. (4) They have called it CODE. (5) CODE is too good for many normal CD players to handle, so the release will also come on a DVD. (6) Starbucks management is keen on a bit of Frank.


(7) The first release in CODE format will be John Mellencamp album ‘Life, Death, Love and Freedom’. (8) CD and MP3…

iPhone UK launch: Does The Cloud Wi-Fi deal mean no Apple / Starbucks partnership in the UK?


Right, so Apple has announced that the iPhone will go on sale in the UK on 9th November, and us Brits will have free access to over 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspot run by The Cloud, which includes McDonalds, several football clubs and the entire financial district in London.

But what about Starbucks? In the US, Apple has tied up a deal with the coffee retailer to offer free Wi-Fi to iPhone and iPod Touch users, yet here in the UK, Starbucks’ Wi-Fi hotspots are run by… T-Mobile. Which is a rival to O2, the exclusive UK mobile operator for iPhone.