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VIP Starbucks in Vancouver?

Do you know there is a “VIP” Starbucks in Vancouver?

Vancouver’s first Starbucks Reserve coffee bar

You may forget that you’re inside a global coffee chain when you step inside Mount Pleasant’s newly renovated Starbucks location (2980 Main Street).
The coffee giant recently converted its Main and 14th spot into Vancouver’s first experiential Starbucks Reserve coffee bar—an upscale and elevated establishment that drops the company’s signature dark green hue.
Customers will be greeted with brick walls, concrete floors, and plenty of wood elements that create a sleek but warm atmosphere.
The reserve bar features a six-foot-long oak bar top, accompanied by wooden stools that allow customers to watch the baristas work their magic in close proximity.
Caffeine-lovers can expect rare, small-lot Starbucks Reserve coffees handcrafted by baristas using special brewing techniques, including siphon, the Black Eagle, Clover brewer, ceramic pour-over, and Nitro Draft taps.

メインと14thにあるバンクーバー初のStarbucks Reserve coffee bar。レンガでできた壁、コンクリートの床、そして沢山の木のモチーフがありとても温かい雰囲気で出来ています。レザーブバーは6フィートのバーがあり、バリスタの魔法のような技術(siphon, the Black Eagle, Clover brewer, ceramic pour-over, and Nitro Draft taps.などといった特別な技術も!)を間近でみることが出来ます。チェーン店スターバックスを感じさせないスターバックスに是非足を運んでみては?

Tim Hortons is not the most popular coffee shop anymore?

Tim Hortons is not the most popular coffee shop anymore?


Canada has a large number of coffee shops so, where do you buy coffee? I remember, when I came to Canada for the first time, many people asked me, “Are you Starbucks lover or Tim Hortons lover?” so I thought Starbucks and Tim Hortons were the popular ones in Canada. Guess which coffee shop is the most popular?

According to Maclean’s Coffee Ranking, Macdonald’s coffee beats both Tim Hortons and Starbucks.

The complete results are below:

  1. Macdonald’s
  2. Second Cup
  3. Starbucks
  4. Tim Hortons
  5. Van Houtte/A&W

「コーヒーショップ」と聞いたらどのコーヒーショップチェーンを思い浮かべますか?ほとんどの方がスターバックスかティムホートンと答えるのではないでしょうか。2017年10月のMaclean’s Coffee Rankingsによると、なんとマクドナルドが1位に!

1位マクドナルド、2位セカンドカップ、3位スターバックス、4位ティムホートン、5位Van HoutteとA&Wという結果になりました。

What are typical things to do while you are in Canada?

What are typical things to do while you are in Canada?


I believe that there are many international students who have tried many things in Canada.


I’m going to explain what I’ve never done in my country that I have done while being in Canada.


1. Potluck party

In Canada it’s common to have a potluck party.

What exactly is a potluck party?

Potluck dinners are events where the attendees each bring a dish to share.

Often times, guests coordinate with each other so that people do not all bring the same thing!

In Japan, we do have parties at home but, guests don’t bring anything, the host prepares the meal!


2. Greeting with hugs

Especially for Asian countries, we don’t greet with hugs. We just bow or shake hands.

At first I was not used to it, but now I’m comfortable to greet with hugs!


3. Tipping

Canada has a tipping culture.

It is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for truly exceptional service.


4. Go for coffee breaks to Starbucks

Canadians love coffee a lot.

Each block has at least one Starbucks in Downtown. If there is no Starbucks, there is either a Blenz, Waves, or Tim Horton’s around!

In Japan I don’t often see Starbucks and it’s kind of expensive,

but here in Canada, coffee is cheaper than any other country!


The best Secret drinks of Starbucks!

The best Secret drinks of Starbucks!

Everyone love Starbucks!


What do you usually order?

After you order you notice that you had the usual, again…

Do you ever have this experience?

Why don’t you try something new?

I am going to introduce the three best secret drinks.


Cotton candy


If you are looking for a non-caffeinated drink that’s sweet, try a cotton candy!

How to order:

It’s a vanilla bean Frappuccino with a pump of raspberry syrup for a tall, 1.5 pumps for a grande or 2 pumps for a venti. Simple and delicious, each sip tastes like a mouthful of cotton candy!



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How to order:

Ask for a cool lime refresher without water and a splash of lemonade over the refresher.

Strawberries and Cream

How to order:

Get milk to the bottom line

Add crème base (2 pumps tall, 3 grande, 4 venti)

Add vanilla bean powder (1 scoop tall, 2 grande, 3 venti)

Add white mocha syrup (2 pumps tall, 3 grande, 4 venti)

Add cinnamon dolce syrup (1 pump tall, 2 grande, 3 venti)





Try some super delicious snacks in Vancouver!

Try some super delicious snacks in Vancouver!
● Bueno ( chocolate )


– You can buy super store, London drug
● Bubble tea

There are so many bubble tea café in Vancouver
You can try a variety of flavours at Tea Wok

Starbuck has some little know, almost secret drinks!
The Starbucks Sunrise drink * Very berry hibiscus and cool lime
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1BUENO Chocolate

有名チョコレートブランドKinder のひとつのチョコレート!








3スターバックスシークレットメニュー Sun rise