Bros Being Basic features a slew of dudes partaking in trademark basic bitch behavior on Instagram, complete with perfectly predictable (and sarcastic) hashtags. They are totally spot on, which makes me think that these guys are maybe starting to see the allure of all those yoga poses and pumpkin spice lattes. Being basic feels good, doesn’t it bros? Yes, one could say that it’s sexist or snarky, but it’s also hilarious, and I feel zero shame in enjoying it while simultaneously laughing at my own basic tendencies. We can all be in on the joke together, okay? After the jump, a few gems from the bros’ Instagram feed. Keep reading »
Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk’s love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working.
On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday, Starbucks shared a super cute photo of the proposal on their Instagram account, where it amassed more than 100,000 likes from their well-caffeinated followers. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
‘Tis the season for outlandish product collaborations all vying to catch your eye in time for Black Friday (not that we’re complaining). This year brings us a team-up between Starbucks and Swarovski to peddle you some crystal-covered Starbucks swag. I’m not going to lie, they could make for really cute presents, even with their semi-steep price. For roughly $100, you can get your favorite caffeine addict (or yourself) a gold tumbler (which comes with an accompanying wooden box for reasons I can’t explain) or a gold mug with a special-edition bag of coffee. If you’re looking to spend a little less, you can settle for a Starbucks cup ornament, which is really the most aesthetically pleasing of all the options anyway. The reason most of us go to Starbucks is that same “treat yourself” mentality that compels us to spend $4 on whipped-cream covered pumpkin slush blends, so it kind of makes perfect sense that they’re inviting us to take that a step further by blinging out our morning coffee routine. The crystal goodies are available online and will be on shelves in some stores November 12. Apparently Starbucks collaborations have a tendency to sell out, so get your shopping on early if you want in! [SheFinds]
Now that we’ve had pumpkin spice lattés for two months and the charm is wearing off (it’s not even Halloween yet, guys), people are finally starting to pipe down with the PSL talk and Starbucks is starting to pipe down with the PSL advertising. Which is great, because it made room for this ad!
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Bianca Del Rio and runner-up Adore Delano do their thing in this ad, the product of a collaboration between Starbucks and OutTV. This is the best mainstream depiction of drag I’ve ever seen: It’s fun and kitschy. That’s it. Hooray! Maybe the rubes will start to understand. Keep reading »
There’s one Starbucks in the world where there’s zero chance that your name will be misspelled on a cup: the Starbucks tucked within the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va., a location plainly referred to as “Store Number 1″ on its receipts. No names grace the cups here, much to the frustration of one food services supervisor at the compound, who complains to the Washington Post that things might move faster if they did. And according to the paper, there’s quite the crowd to service: The location is described as one of America’s busiest Starbucks, with lines that can snake down the hallway. Read more on Newser…
Pumpkin spice lattes not your thing? No worries: Starbucks is currently testing out its new Dark Barrel Latte, which is inspired by “the rise of craft beers” and meant to taste like “roasted malt” (a.k.a Guinness covered in whipped cream). The drink doesn’t have any alcohol in it, but it does include caramel and “stout flavored” sauce mixed in with its milk and espresso base.
The beer latte is being tested in a few stores in Ohio and Florida, and so far, people aren’t really sure what to think. Among those who have tried the beverage, it’s just about agreed across the board that the drink does taste like Irish stout, but nobody really knows how to process that information. Isn’t Starbucks breaking some kind of fourth wall or something by trying to mimic the one beverage Americans might love more than coffee?
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