Posts tagged "starbucks"

Starbucks Will Sell You This $50 Mother’s Day Giftcard At A 400 Percent Markup

For just a fraction of the cost of the Apple Watch, you can now buy your mom the Mother’s Day gift she always wanted: a Starbucks gift card worth just pennies on the dollars you actually spent on it! You see, this is no ordinary Starbucks gift card — it’s a gift card made of…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 21, 2015

Starbucks Will Now Pay For Employees’ Entire Four-Year College Educations

Starbucks announced yesterday that all full- and part-time employees of the company are eligible to receive fully-paid tuition for Arizona State University’s online bachelor’s degree program. A little under a year ago, Starbucks began offering to pay for two years’ tuition toward an ASU degree, but only for college juniors and seniors. About 2,000 employees enrolled. Thi…

By: Claire Hannum / April 7, 2015

Starbucks Cancels #RaceTogether After A Week, America’s Race Problems All Better Now

It’s been less than a week and Starbucks has already cancelled its disastrous #RaceTogether campaign. The program, which encouraged baristas to write #RaceTogether on customers’ cups — and bloggers to drink five coffees in an hour for journalism — was intended to begin dialogues that would ease racial tensions in America. Now that the program ha…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 23, 2015

Here Is Starbucks’ Employee Memo On How To Discuss Their #RaceTogether Campaign

Earlier this week, my digestive system and I learned the hard way that despite their idiotic new campaign to get baristas talking to customers about race, Starbucks employees didn’t really seem to know what to do past sticking a #RaceTogether sticker on coffee cups. Today, a leaked internal memo from Starbucks explains why.

By: Beejoli Shah / March 19, 2015

I Went To Five Different Starbucks To See Who Would Talk To Me About Race

This Sunday, Starbucks took out a full page ad in The New York Times asking “Shall We Overcome?” as part of their new #RaceTogether campaign — an initiative to have baristas discuss race relations with ostensibly interested customers. The program, which started as a grassroots Sharpie’d movement at Starbucks in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 17, 2015

Kenny G Claims Responsibility For Frappuccinos

Smooth jazz aficionado would like you to send him a silent thanks the next time you take a sip of an oh-so-delicious Frappuccino. Many moons ago, when Kenny was at his peak and Starbucks was still in its infancy, his uncle introduced him to the coffee shop’s founder, Howard Schultz. When Kenny laid his eye…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Hold On To Your Latte: Starbucks Weddings Are A Real Thing

Who doesn’t enjoy Starbucks? Just ask any stereotypical basic bitch. They’ll tell you that they wouldn’t be able to survive without their daily venti skinny no-foam caramel latte. Whether they take the drink on the go or spend a while in-store working on their novel (AKA people watching), it’s a perfect little escape.

Well,…

By: College Candy / January 21, 2015

U.S. Coffee Lovers, Meet The Flat White At A Starbucks Near You

Australians and New Zealanders, I know the flat white is probably not breaking news to you, but bear with me while I marvel over this mystical, new-to-me coffee concoction. The highly caffeinated beverage originated sometime in the ’70s or ’80s and is known for its creamy texture. The drink consists of espresso and steamed milk…

By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015

“Bros Being Basic” On Instagram Will Make You Feel So #Blessed

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,…

By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2014

There’s A Venti’s Worth Of Love In This Starbucks Marriage Proposal

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.

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 8, 2014

Now You Can Buy A Crystal-Encrusted Starbucks Cup

‘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-stee…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Starbucks’ Drag Commercial Is Delightful

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!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

The CIA Has Its Very Own Secretive Starbucks

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 service…

By: Newser / September 29, 2014

Care To Try A Beer-Flavored Starbucks Latte?

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…

By: Claire Hannum / September 23, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Itty Bitty Starbucks Bracelet

I’m not saying there’s a practical reason to wear itty bitty clay Starbucks cups on your wrist, but I’m not saying there isn’t either. This bracelet can be customized with any of the 60+ food charms seller CMY Klays makes, but that cute little Starbucks cup is totally my favorite. If Frappuccinos are a little too…

By: Claire Hannum / September 17, 2014

Here’s The Real Reason Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong

Why, why must Starbucks insist on butchering the spelling of your name on every grande soy macchiato with an extra espresso shot that you order? Paul Gale knows the answer, and here he answers the greatest question of our time. Prepare to be enlightened. [Mashable]…

By: Claire Hannum / September 10, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Lattes Have Carcinogens In Them, But We Can Change That

Like most people who live on planet Earth, I adore me some Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I never expected the drink to be as healthy as say, kale, but as it turns out, its ingredients give a whole new meaning to the word “junk food.” In the midst of all the pre-autumn pumpkin hype, Vani Hari,…

By: Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

378 People “Pay It Forward” At A Starbucks Drive-Through

Almost 400 people bought coffee for the customer behind them at a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday. That morning, after paying for her own drink, a woman asked to pay for the drink of the customer in the car next in line behind her. That person paid it forward by paying for…

By: Claire Hannum / August 21, 2014

Soon You Will Be Able To Preorder Your Starbucks Via An App

[Said in the voice of a petulant teenager:] “Thanks, Starbucks, for taking over my life EVEN MORE.”

The ‘bux announced last week that it’s making your fast food coffee experience even easier: you will soon be able to preorder your drinks and pay via an app, according to the tech blog Recode. Just like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2014

Awesome Teenage Barista Defends Breastfeeding Mom Against Bully, Is My New Hero

Given all the stories we hear about women getting flack for breastfeeding in public, it’s so uplifting to hear about the experience of Julia Wykes, who was defended by a teenage Starbucks barista. Wykes stopped at the coffee shop while running errands with her five-month-old son; when he started to get cranky in line, she sat dow…

By: Claire Hannum / July 4, 2014
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