As part of Starbuck's Spring menu launch comes a big celebration of the coffee chain's 50th anniversary. There's something new to sip, wear and brew.

It is hard to believe it's been 50 years since Starbucks was founded in 1971 at Pike's Place Market in Seattle, Washington. The company was sold to Howard Schultz in the early 1980s and that's when they started to become the espresso-based drink makers we absolutely love to this day.


From March 8 through March 14, Starbucks is releasing a very special, limited-edition blend that you can sip and purchase. The 50th anniversary coffee features bold Indonesian-sourced beans with notes of smoked cedar spice, black truffle, and fresh tarragon. The coffee is available for purchase as a whole bean bag, as well as a cup of this dark roast brew.

Starbucks is also dropping an entire line of anniversary merch, including a few tumblers, mugs, even a glass cold cup with a "rainbow luster."

loading... has the entire list of the cool Spring menu and 50th Anniversary merch that will be available, including prices.

On a personal note, you have to also try the new Red Velvet Loaf, when you visit.

[H/T Thrillist]

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