Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Starbucks brings Third Place to Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner

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Starbucks brings Third Place to Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner

Muizenberg magic is in the surf, sandy beaches, shops, and breath-taking sunrises – and now Starbucks is adding the special touch of a ‘Third Place’ (as Starbucks is famously known) with a brand-new store at the iconic Surfers Corner.

Starbucks Muizenberg is warmly inviting surfers, cyclists, sightseeing sunseekers and coffee-lovers to come and enjoy the spectacular Starbucks menu enhanced by the stunning panoramic views of the beach. Store Manager, Takalani ‘TK,’ Netshizwa, says the new store’s team of eight is excited about bringing their own blend of exceptional experience to the colourful culture of the beach-side suburb. “We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors, business people and holiday-makers, cyclists, surfers and spectators, into our new store. Best of all will be introducing them to our amazing food and beverage offerings, as well as our uniquely South African ‘Be My Guest’ experience. We’re making our spot a special ‘third place’ between home and work. Somewhere they can relax with their favourites from our menu, connect with fellow guests, chat to our baristas and enjoy the feeling of always being welcomed.”

Starbucks Muizenberg features the full range of Starbucks hot and cold beverages, as well as a wide selection of delicious snacks , lunch and in-between meals and treats. The brand’s wide range of premium coffees is proudly complemented by excellent service from the local storepartners. “Everyone in the new store is keen to share their knowledge about the coffee blends and roasts on offer,” says TK. A particular source of pride for all Starbucks partners is that Starbucks coffee is 99% ethically sourced and accredited by Conservation International under the C.A.F.E. Practices programme.

Join TK and the team and add your spark to the Starbucks conversation by sharing pics of your Starbucks Muizenberg experience on social media, using the hashtags #StarbucksMuizenberg #Cantwaittoserveyou #Muizenbergbeourguest.

Did you know?
As a member of the Starbucks Rewards programme, your purchases add up to free food and drink and other practical benefits. Every R2 spent earns one star, and you start with 125 ‘Stars’ — which is already halfway to a Star reward. Gold status members receive birthday rewards, free Origin Espresso upgrades, in-store refills, and member-only invites to special events. For more details and to register, visit https://rewards.starbucks.co.za/#/register.

Get to know your Starbucks Muizenberg store manager

60 seconds with Takalani ‘TK’ Netshizwa

Where did you grow up?
Protea Glen in Soweto.

Where do you live now?
Blouberg, Cape Town.

What is the biggest challenge or adversity you’ve faced in getting to where you are today?
Trusting the process. Sometimes I drown in overthinking about what's going to happen next.

What got you through this challenge?
I know what my superpower is, and despite the odds, I keep moving forward.

How did you come to be at Starbucks?
I was fresh out of high school. I needed to take responsibility at home, so I began applying. When this opportunity presented itself, I knew I was on the right track.

What does it mean to you to be a partner?
Exhibiting exemplary behaviour of what customer service should look like.

What is your favourite Starbucks beverage and why?
A blonde flat white. It has just the right amount of kick to get you through the day.

Cappuccino or Frappuccino?
Cappuccino.

What causes are important to you?
Blood donation. I donate as often as I can.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be, and why?
Increase the amount of cheese people consume. People should consume more because cheese makes the world a better place.

Favourite thing to do when you’re not at work?
Listen to music, go sightseeing, and definitely being in the driver’s seat.

Follow Starbucks on Facebook @StarbucksSA and Instagram @Starbucks_SA.

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About Starbucks
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with almost 33,000 stores worldwide, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of speciality coffee globally. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.co.za.

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