WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 10th, The Starbucks Coffee Festival brings coffee tasting to the next level on the grounds of Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia. The first-ever Starbucks Coffee Festival will feature over fifteen different coffees from around the world including coffees from Latin America, Asia/Pacific and Africa/Arabia regions. Guests can attend seminars and tastings every hour (in one of four pavilion tents) to learn how geography affects the flavor of the coffee bean. Starbucks will also provide food pairings chosen to compliment various coffee flavors and Starbucks Coffee Masters will offer tips on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee at home. While participants are sampling some of the world's greatest coffees, they will be entertained by the music of seventeen-year-old soulful songstress, Sonya Kitchell, who will perform songs from her debut album "Words Came Back to Me" at 2pm on the entertainment stage. The Starbucks Coffee Festival will take place from 11am to 6pm with all drinks, food and entertainment free and open to the public. "We are excited to bring the world of Starbucks Coffee to Washingtonians in a new and exciting way," said Carter Bentzel, Regional Marketing Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company. "Each coffee has a distinct texture and flavor and our passionate Coffee Masters are ready to teach our guests everything they need to know to find their favorite cup of coffee." Starbucks Coffee Company Through the dedication of our passionate partners (employees), Starbucks Coffee Company has transformed the way people in 37 countries enjoy their coffee, one cup at a time. Starbucks is the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world, with more than 11,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering its customers the highest quality coffee and human connection through the Starbucks Experience, while striving to improve the social, environmental and economic well being of its partners, coffee farmers, countries of coffee origin, and the communities which it serves. Through Ethos Water, Starbucks demonstrates its long history of integrating a social conscience into all aspects of its business. The Company surprises and delights its customers by producing and selling bottled Starbucks Frappuccino(R) coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot(R) espresso drinks and Starbucks(R) superpremium ice creams through its joint-venture partnerships, and Starbucks(TM) Coffee and Cream Liqueurs through a marketing and distribution agreement, in other convenient locations outside its retail operations. The Company's brand portfolio includes superpremium Tazo(R) teas, Starbucks Hear Music(TM) compact discs, Seattle's Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia. These brands' unique and innovative personalities allow Starbucks to appeal to a broad consumer base.
SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Company