Starbucks Coffee Cuff

By: Dee Sandin - Published: Apr 8, 2008   Updated: Apr 7 2011 • References: contexture & leisureblogs.chicagotribune
Starbucks unveiled its new Pike Place Roast today. So what you say? Well ,Vancouver-based Contexture Design came up with these handmade bracelets fashioned from reclaimed veneer that are always on hand, or actually your arm, but fit snugly around your cup when you need your java fix. They look funky and sassy and I'm getting one or two tomorrow.

"The secret behind all those weird Starbucks ads you've been seeing “04.08.08” is finally revealed. Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. CST, Starbucks stores across the nation will be conducting a simultaneous tasting, giving away free 8-ounce cups of its new Pike Place Roast, the coffee chain announced today.

The Stew has already tasted the stuff because by some weird fluke, a Gold Coast Starbucks accidentally started brewing it Sunday when they ran out of other beans. Yowza! You can check out our post but in short, it has great flavor without the over-roasted finish that folks complain about so often."

Implications - These wearable coffee cuffs are a great example of the function meets fashion movement that is hitting the design industry like a tidal wave. Stats for Wearable Java Jackets Trending: Older & Mild
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