Starbucks to open its first store in Costa Rica later this year; store to be located in San Jose

SEATTLE and SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador , January 30, 2012 (press release) – On May of this year, Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX), together with joint-venture partner Corporación de Franquicias Americanas (CFA), will open the doors of the first Starbucks in Costa Rica. This first store will be located in San Jose.

“We are excited to introduce our high-quality coffee and the unique Starbucks Experience to customers in Costa Rica” said Pablo Arizmendi-Kalb, vice president and general manager, Starbucks Latin America. “Starbucks has been buying coffee in Costa Rica, for many years. We are honored to expand our role in the rich coffee heritage that’s present in Costa Rica.”

With the opening of this store, customers in Costa Rica would have the opportunity to enjoy Starbucks full range of offerings including hot and cold espresso beverages, Frappuccino® blended beverages, brewed coffee, Tazo® teas and food.

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