Starbucks Corporation is the leading roaster, retailer, and marketer of specialty coffee in North America In addition to a variety of coffees and coffee drinks, Starbucks shops also feature Tazo teas; pastries and other food items; and espresso machines, coffee brewers, and other assorted items. The company also sells many of these products via mail order and online at starbucks.com. It also wholesales its coffee to restaurants, businesses, education and healthcare institutions, hotels, and airlines. Through a joint venture with Pepsi-Cola Company, Starbucks bottles Frappuccino beverages and sells them through supermarkets and convenience and drugstores. Through a partnership with Kraft Foods, Inc., the company sells Starbucks whole bean and ground coffee into grocery, warehouse club, and mass merchandise stores. A third joint venture is with Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream. In addition, it distributes Starbucks premium coffee ice creams to U.S. supermarkets.
Starbucks Copycat Recipe
3 tablespoons powdered baking cocoa
3 tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint syrup (do not use extract- you can buy a very large bottle of syrup at Starbucks) or 1 1/2 tablespoons creme de menthe
4 ounces espresso (see note below on how to make if you are unfamiliar)
12 ounces steamed milk
red sugar crystals
Combine 3 tablespoons baking cocoa with 3 tablespoons warm water to make into a rich syrup. Pour into a 16 ounce mug. Add espresso and peppermint syrup. Steam milk and add to remainder of cup. Garnish with whipped cream and sugar crystals.