The Deliciousness of the Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha - Iced or Frozen, at Seattle's Best Coffee

DSC07069 Menu Mocha Chocolate Mocha SBC 01 June 2013
DSC07069 Menu Mocha Chocolate Mocha SBC 01 June 2013

On June 1, 2013, I stopped by the Seattle's Best Coffee in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle.  I decided to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha, having been enticed by a sign for it:

I had such a good time during this visit.  I surprise myself, but I somewhat adore what Starbucks is doing with the new business model for Seattle's Best Coffee.  On this visit, I met the store manager, Valerie Floyd, a 9-year Starbucks partner.  She was super excited about the SBC drive-thru experience, and said that she'd recently returned from a trip to Dallas to open up about ten stores down there.  She began her career many years ago, and then switched to the Seattle's Best side.  She had been a manager of a now-closed SBC cafes in downtown Seattle.

I got a customer voice receipt this visit, and Valerie got me started on a punch card too!  I didn't realize it, but Seattle's Best Coffee has Customer Voice receipts just like the Starbucks ones!

My drink was delicious.  Mint whipped cream is amazing.  I loved the chocolate chips on top.  I ordered the "frozen" version of this drink, which I highly recommend you do! Here's what my delicious drink looked like - so refreshing on a hot Seattle day! (I know that many parts of the country don't think of 70 degrees as hot, but in Seattle, we do! ;-))

DSC07072 Delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha - 01 June 2013 - SBC
DSC07072 Delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha - 01 June 2013 - SBC
DSC07073 SBC Mocha Mint Frozen drink
DSC07073 SBC Mocha Mint Frozen drink

Just as a reminder, if you're driving through Seattle's SODO neighborhood, here's what the Seattle's Best Coffee looks like:

DSC07081 SBC on 4th and Lander 01 June 2013
DSC07081 SBC on 4th and Lander 01 June 2013

And look for this sign, directing you to the drive-thru:

DSC07076 SBC DT sign - 4th and Lander
DSC07076 SBC DT sign - 4th and Lander

Try the Mint Chocolate Chip Mocha!

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Much later in the same day, I test drove a new Honda Fit at the Honda of Fife dealership, in Fife, Washington.  I am kind of in the market for a new car, though I don't know if that will really happen or not.  While I was at the dealership, I walked past an auto-Seattle's Best Coffee machine in their lobby!

IMAG5304 SBC - Machine at Honda of Fife - 01 June 2013
IMAG5304 SBC - Machine at Honda of Fife - 01 June 2013
IMAG5305 SBC - Machine - close up - 01 June 2013
IMAG5305 SBC - Machine - close up - 01 June 2013

I immediately grabbed my cell phone to take a few photos of it, and the saleswoman looked at my very strangely.  I tried to explain that I have a blog about Starbucks, but still she seemed to think it was odd that I was taking a photo of the lobby coffee machine.  I didn't get a chance to try it!  I asked her how long she's had it, and she said that it's been there for a couple of months.  Interesting machine!