June 07, 2012 at 15:37 PM EDT
Starbucks® K-Cup® Packs Available Starting Tuesday, June 12, at Starbucks Retail Stores Nationwide

Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced that, beginning Tuesday, June 12, Starbucks® K-Cup® packs will be available in participating Starbucks retail stores nationwide. Starbucks is the exclusive, licensed super-premium coffee brand produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) for its Keurig® K-Cup® Single Cup Brewers.

“Following the successful launch of Starbucks® K-Cup® packs into food, drug, mass, and club channels last November, we are looking forward to offering Starbucks® K-Cup® packs to the millions of customers who visit our stores every week,” said Cliff Burrows, Starbucks president, U.S. and the Americas.

Pike Place® Roast and Sumatra, medium and dark roast coffees, respectively, and among Starbucks most popular coffees, will be available in 12-count packs for $11.95. Starbucks Veranda Blend™, a Blonde roast coffee, and Caffè Verona®, a dark roast coffee, will be added to the assortment in July, along with Tazo® Awake™ and Tazo® Zen™ teas. Starting in July, Starbucks® K-Cup® packs in Veranda Blend™, Caffè Verona®, Tazo® Awake™, and Tazo® Zen™ will also be available in participating Starbucks retail stores in Canada.

“The availability of Starbucks® K-Cup® packs in our retail stores is an added convenience for our customers and a complement to the variety of coffee choices we provide,” added Burrows. “Starbucks is a destination for coffee, whether our customers want to purchase a handcrafted espresso beverage, a pound of whole bean coffee for a press, Starbucks® K-Cup® packs for a single cup, or Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew to make on the go.“

Pike Place is a registered trademark of the Pike Place Market PDA, used under license.

Keurig and K-Cup are trademarks of Keurig, Incorporated, used with permission. K-Cup® packs for use in Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing Systems.

About Starbucks Corporation

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.

Contacts:

Starbucks Coffee Company
Alisa Martinez, +1-206-318-7100
press@starbucks.com
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