The Dallas Stars announced the addition of three new espresso machines at the start of the 2017-18 season, including the new home brew espresso machine and the new snow machine.
The new home baristas’ espresso machines will go into the new Stars’ lineup for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The espresso machines are a step up from the existing home barista’s espresso machines and will be available at select Stars’ home game locations.
Stars President of Hockey Operations Joe Nieuwendyk said he likes the new machines, which will be made by New York-based Coffee Mill Equipment.
“They’re a really good addition to the home ice, to our team, the atmosphere and we really think it’s going to help,” Nieuweendyk told the team’s official website.
“It will be a big benefit to the team, especially when you’re dealing with some of the high-profile events that are taking place around the NHL.”
Nieuwendski said the new espresso baristas are part of a broader effort to get fans to drink more coffee.
“We’re really trying to increase the amount of people that are going to drink coffee in our home games, especially on the road,” he said.
“There’s been a lot of great stuff happening around the league with coffee, and it’s great to see fans wanting to be a part of that.”
The coffee baristas will work at all 10 of the Stars’ team venues in addition to their home games.
Nieuweendski told the Dallas Morning News the team has not yet finalized details about the new Starbucks machines.
“There’s some very specific details that we haven’t got to share yet,” he told the newspaper.
“We’ll have to see how things go.”
The Stars have not played a home game since the 2012-13 season and have not been to the Stanley Cup Final since 2011-12.
The Stars have won the Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2013, but have never won a championship.