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Starbucks Team Leaders

Discussion in 'Leadership' started by CoquiAzul, May 1, 2015.

  1. Asuras

    Asuras Active Member

    I know nothing about coffee, nor do I even drink it, tea, or milk to tell you the truth :p
     
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  2. radiochu

    radiochu Active Member

    That's weird. Ours literally never has. Doesn't do the vanilla bean scones either. I wonder if maybe our district just hasn't ever actually participated lol.
     
  3. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    Also did the scones. Meanwhile, the old smoothies are not on the register yet.
     
  4. CoquiAzul

    CoquiAzul Starbucks TL

    I took the time to learn it. One of my baristas is also getting coffee master certified next week, the first ever in my district and region so that's exciting :)
     
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  5. radiochu

    radiochu Active Member

    I would love to become a coffee master. we've had the aprons since we opened and apparently we just got some journals in, but I didn't think licensed stores could actually do that program. I love delving into coffee knowledge though. whoever's on shift with me when we get a new featured blend in WILL be subjected to a coffee tasting, full-on pretentious sniffing and slurping included :p if I weren't possibly getting a Big Girl Job soon, I would be tempted to ask my DM if she'd help me get started...
     
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  6. Pelon1071

    Pelon1071     

    That's amazing. Congratulations!
    I love doing coffee tasting and trying to find the perfect pairings.
    One day I will become a coffee master. :rolleyes: I just gotta finish my passport first. :eek:
     
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  7. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    I am about half way through CM training, but stalled in Q4--just too busy.
     
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  8. Noiinteam

    Noiinteam Well-Known Member

    Tried the roasted red pepper egg bites. Yummy! Will definitely buy again.
     
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  9. Pelon1071

    Pelon1071     

    Try it with sriracha. Sooo good.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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  10. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    *smacking my lips in anticipation
     
  11. Asuras

    Asuras Active Member

    So the Molten Trio Drinks, someone please explain what it is and how to make it :O
     
  12. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    They are gross. They will put the recipe cards online again I'm sure. Melted java chips in hot chocolate and mocha. We didn't make very many.
     
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  13. Xanatos

    Xanatos Starbucks TL

    The chips didn't really melt all the way...
     
  14. Asuras

    Asuras Active Member

    How do you melt them? too them in to the cup and let the espresso and melt them as it pours in? And the steam milk continue the melting?
     
  15. Xanatos

    Xanatos Starbucks TL

    Yep. I wonder if putting it in the milk while it's steaming would be ok... I might have to try that.
     
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  16. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    Hot water. And they are grainy.
     
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  17. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    A lot like chocolate sand, slurry in the bottom of the cup.
    Couldn't get past two sips.
    Blecch.
    Maybe substitute the choc curls instead.
     
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  18. radiochu

    radiochu Active Member

    we did this for a while last year when we ran out of frap chips. works great in any kind of beverage that needs chips, and really helped us run through our stock of leftover curls. we just doubled the amount any recipe called for to make up for the fact that curls have less volume of product.
     
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  19. monkeyman90

    monkeyman90 Active Member

    we're a medium to low volume target but we used to have a lot of traffic because there weren't any starbucks close by. they opened one just down the road and it dropped our traffic in at least half.

    starbucks has been red since i've been at this store outside a few times. we got out of noncompliance only a few months ago and our dm really isn't happy with our store.

    as gstl, i've helped out a lot bringing it back to compliance and learned a lot about starbucks brand mainly because they pull my gsa/cashiers to help out. my workcenter suffered supporting them. so the more i do as gstl, the more i get my team to work in my workcenter. i've resisted learning how to be certified so they wouldn't say make me take shifts over there as back up.

    they've offered me starbucks tl. listing a pro/cons i know my organization/ordering skills/people management, i can make sure we are well stocked, well trained. i'm just worried i'd leave an area i'm good at and take a position i hate with a shitty boss.
     
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  20. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    Wouldn't you have the same boss? Sounds like your store needs some consistency in Starbucks. I know I am partial, but I really enjoy working over there. It can be difficult to get support from the Target side, depending on your store, but I like the independence. You basically run your own business. I will say, I have never worked front end. @Xanatos and @redeye58 have both worked front end and Starbucks, and can give you a good idea of what is different.
     
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