Starbucks Trenta Holds Entire Bottle Of Wine

Starbucks Trenta Holds Entire Bottle Of Wine

We already knew that Starbucks new “Trenta” size was slightly larger than the capacity of the average human stomach (and how this was not really a big idea when you think about what 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts have been doing for years), but now, just for a little dose of extra perspective, Cockeyed demonstrates how the Trenta holds an entire bottle of wine, with 5 oz left over. I think I just figured out my new way to get drunk in the park: wineaccinos! [More]

If You Don't Like VIA, Starbucks Will Send You Some Coffee For Free

If You Don't Like VIA, Starbucks Will Send You Some Coffee For Free

Starbucks really wants you to try its VIA instant coffee, so much so that it will send you a free bag of Starbucks ground coffee if you’re not happy with VIA. [More]

Dunkin' Donuts: 'Hey, We Have A 32-Ounce Drink — It's Called A Large'

Annoyed that its caffeine-dispensing rival Starbucks turned heads by announcing the 31-ounce trenta, Dunkin’ Donuts had a PR rep send a blunt request for acknowledgment: [More]

Starbucks Trenta Slightly Larger Than Average Human Stomach Capacity

Starbucks Trenta Slightly Larger Than Average Human Stomach Capacity

A graphic is making the rounds comparing the volume of the new Big-Gulp sized Starbucks Trenta and the average capacity of the human stomach. Seems that the Trenta’s 30.9 fluid ounces are slightly more than that of the average adult human’s, 30.4. I don’t really see what the big deal is. Obviously people will just take a break from chugging ice coffee and go to the bathroom and then go back and drink more ice coffee. [More]

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The Starbucks Drive-Thru Left Me Soaked In More Ways Than One

K says a Starbucks employee mishandled his drink order, handing him a time bomb in the form of a hot chocolate cup that exploded all over his car. He says Starbucks apologized with a couple of drink coupons but is balking at paying to clean his car. [More]

Starbucks Decides To Be Starbucks Again

Starbucks Decides To Be Starbucks Again

Back in the summer of 2009, Starbucks began a strange experiment: caffeine dispensaries that were Starbucks-owned and operated, but had different branding and were decorated similarly to other neighborhood businesses. Like the coffee shops your neighborhood had before Starbucks came along. This is a sad month for the experiment, though: the first stealth Starbucks, 15th Ave. Coffee and Tea in Seattle, is closing at the end of January. It will become just another Starbucks. [More]

NJ Couple Marries At Dunkin' Donuts

NJ Couple Marries At Dunkin' Donuts

How much do you like Dunkin’ Donuts? Definitely not as much as the New Jersey couple who are so devoted to its drive-thru coffee that they decided to get married there. [More]

What Is A Fatal Dose Of Four Loko?

What Is A Fatal Dose Of Four Loko?

“How many Four Lokos would it take to kill you?” wondered Esquire. So they turned to a report in Forensic Science International that says the rare fatal caffeine overdose usually requires consuming over 5 grams. To reach that level it would take… [More]

Gorilla Coffee Sues New York Times For Posting Worker Walkout Letter

Gorilla Coffee Sues New York Times For Posting Worker Walkout Letter

Gorilla Coffee, the coffee shop where eight employees jointly quit over protests about working conditions, is suing the New York Times for publishing their resignation letter. The Times reporter and the eight ex-workers were also named in the suit, which claims the epistle was defamatory and caused them to lose business. [More]

The Best Part Of Waking Up Is Wilco In Your Cup

The Best Part Of Waking Up Is Wilco In Your Cup

Say you spent all of your weekend with your fine lady and/or fella in the hot tub sipping on Whitesnake wine. What more appropriate way to perk yourself up on a Monday morning than with some coffee from the boys in Wilco? [More]

Starbucks To Grow Its Own Coffee Beans In China

Starbucks To Grow Its Own Coffee Beans In China

In March 2011, Starbucks will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first store. And while the company has since grown into the beverage behemoth we all know today, it has never attempted to actually grow its own coffee beans. That’s all about to change as the Starbucks CEO announced yesterday that they are going to be going the DIY route in China. [More]

Starbucks Spilled Tea Lawsuit Dismissed

Starbucks Spilled Tea Lawsuit Dismissed

Starbucks proved victorious in the courtroom yesterday. The coffee colossus convinced an appeals court to uphold a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the company was liable for burns suffered from a cup of spilled tea. [More]

Which Starbucks Stereotype Are You?

Which Starbucks Stereotype Are You?

While Starbucks is attempting to shake up its image with beer, wine and cured meat, one Starbucks barista did her best to categorize her customers — and their likely order — by everything from race to gender to occupation. [More]

Starbucks Doesn't Care If You're In A Hurry

Starbucks Doesn't Care If You're In A Hurry

In an effort to make your stay at Starbucks as long as possible, the company is telling baristas to slow down and make no more than two drinks at a time, reports the Wall Street Journal. [More]

Starbucks' Prices Going Up

Starbucks' Prices Going Up

Citing a 13-year high in the price of its coffee beans, plus “significant volatility” in other ingredients like dairy, Starbucks last week said it plans to raise prices on certain “labor-intensive and larger-sized” beverages. The small tall coffee will remain at its current price for now, says the company. I wonder if those truncated menus the company introduced a few weeks ago were really about hiding the least expensive option from consumers, especially since it isn’t being included in the price hike? [More]

Starbucks Won't Give Me Free Refill Because I Stepped Out Onto Patio

Starbucks Won't Give Me Free Refill Because I Stepped Out Onto Patio

Dustin really needed his caffeine fix and was hoping to get a free refill after he ordered his coffee at Starbucks and gulped it down at the adjoining patio. When he stepped back inside, the manager turned down his refill request, saying his second entrance into the store counted as another visit and left him ineligible for a free-fill. [More]

Starbucks Kicks Customers Out Into New York's Crazy Storm?

Starbucks Kicks Customers Out Into New York's Crazy Storm?

Talk about pouring a bitter cup. The Post reports that eight customers inside a Long Island Starbucks were unceremoniously kicked out at the peak of yesterday’s lethal storm. [More]

Is It Time For Starbucks To Get Rid Of Tall, Grande and Venti?

Is It Time For Starbucks To Get Rid Of Tall, Grande and Venti?

The topic of Starbucks’ drink sizes has once again been in the news lately. And it’s brought up the discussion of the coffee company’s insistence on sticking with size names like “tall,” “grande” and “venti.” [More]