In today's edition of Motley Fool Money, our top analysts weigh in on Starbucks' most recent earnings. 

In the first quarter, we saw profits up 13% and global-same store sales up 6%. While some companies are struggling in China, Starbucks is having huge success in the country. Unfortunately, there are blemishes as well. The Verismo doesn't seem to be selling well, and Ron Gross doesn't think the company is cheap enough to free cash flow for him to get interested today.

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The article Starbucks' Winning Ingredients originally appeared on Fool.com.

Ron Gross, James Early, and Joe Magyer have no position in any stocks mentioned. Chris Hill owns shares of Starbucks. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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