Starbucks now delivers. When I first heard about it, I had visions of a delivery person knocking on my front door with a Venti dark roast and a slice of my favorite lemon pound cake. It would be like my Friday night pizza delivery, only I wouldn’t have to share with anyone else.

Starbucks has plans for that type of delivery service, but customers will have to wait until later this year for that. The company is starting its delivery offerings with premium coffee beans, according to Business Insider.

Starbucks opened a Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle at the end of last year. The beans are supposedly better than the beans offered at the average Starbucks chain. The special reserve beans are the ones that Starbucks will be delivering for $24 for an 8.8 ounce bag, within three to five days after the beans are roasted. At that price, those had better be some amazing beans. If I threw those beans out my kitchen window, I’d expect to wake the next morning to a stalk that reached above the clouds growing fresh cups of hot coffee on it, waiting to be picked.

Later this year, Starbucks will launch a second delivery service, one that brings a delivery person to your door with coffee and more. Customers enrolled in Starbucks’ loyalty program will place orders through their mobile devices, and they'll even be able to have a standing order so their coffee gets delivered daily.

Truth be told, I don’t imagine I’ll ever open up my Starbucks mobile app and order up a hot coffee and a slice of pound cake to be delivered to my home office. Now that my 15-year-old drinks coffee, I’ve taught him how to make it just the way I like it — and I don’t have to tip him. But, for some reason, I like the idea that if I wanted to have Starbucks deliver, I could.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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