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‘Dumb Starbucks’ Opens In L.A., But For How Long?

UPDATE: Starbucks has issued an official statement saying that Dumb Starbucks can not use the coffee chain’s name. [More]

Starbucks Might Introduce Pre-Orders Via App, But Will It Cut Your Wait In Line?

Starbucks Might Introduce Pre-Orders Via App, But Will It Cut Your Wait In Line?

For all the times you’ve stomped into a Starbucks with a caffeine-craving dragon inside you that that needs to be slain before you can be expected to be a human being and found yourself instead thwarted by an impossibly long and frustrating line of customers in front of you, well, salvation might be on its way. Or maybe not. Dragons! [More]

Bodum Recalls Starbucks French Presses: Shattered Glass And Boiling Water Are A Bad Combination

Bodum Recalls Starbucks French Presses: Shattered Glass And Boiling Water Are A Bad Combination

Do you know what really doesn’t go together?  A quart or so of boiling water, a plummeting glass container, and a lot of brown-colored, stain-tastic liquid. That’s been the terrifying result for some people who paid $40 for a pretty rose gold colored French press at Starbucks.  [More]

Starbucks Admits That Its iPhone Mobile Payment App Stores Unencrypted Personal Info

Starbucks Admits That Its iPhone Mobile Payment App Stores Unencrypted Personal Info

UPDATE: Starbucks has announced it will release an updated, more secure version of its app. [More]

There Is Now A Starbucks On A Moving Train

There Is Now A Starbucks On A Moving Train

If you want to sell people stuff, you should go where they are and understand how they engage with your product. That seems pretty intuitive, but maybe it wasn’t for Starbucks as they first began to expand into a global brand. Yes, the coffee is pretty much the same everywhere you go, but people approach coffee and transportation differently around the world. [More]

Starbucks Decides That The World Needs A Caramel Flan Latte

Starbucks Decides That The World Needs A Caramel Flan Latte

Is there any dessert food that hasn’t yet been turned into a latte or coffee flavor by Starbucks and its competitors? We’re exaggerating only slightly there, but there’s now one more themed item on the menu at Starbucks: the Caramel Flan Latte. [More]

Woman Survives On Nothing But Starbucks Food For A Year

Woman Survives On Nothing But Starbucks Food For A Year

At least one woman is likely very relieved that it’s now 2014, after she stuck to her pledge to only eat food purchased from Starbucks for her three meals a day, every day in 2013. That’s a lot of nut boxes and pressed breakfast sandwiches. [More]

Brewpub Shows Starbucks “The F Word” After Legal Demand To Stop Selling “Frappicino” Beer

Brewpub Shows Starbucks “The F Word” After Legal Demand To Stop Selling “Frappicino” Beer

Still stinging from yet another legal defeat against a small New Hampshire coffee company over the “Charbucks” brand, the Starbucks legal team appears to be going after lower-hanging fruit, sending a cease-and-desist letter to a small Missouri brewpub that dared to sell something called Frappicino beer. [More]

Starbucks Pay-It-Forward Chain Continues For 1,468 Customers

Starbucks Pay-It-Forward Chain Continues For 1,468 Customers

We were impressed when we learned that 450 Starbucks customers in Connecticut paid for the order of the next person in line in a multiple-day chain of generosity. Today, we learned that the chain ultimately continued for a thousand more drive-thru customers, spanning a few days after Christmas. [More]

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450 Starbucks Drive-Thru Patrons Pay For The Next Customer’s Order

At a Starbucks in Connecticut, almost 450 drive-thru customers set off a chain reaction of caffeine and generosity over Christmas. A mysterious customer started the chain early on Tuesday, and it kept going until this morning. The store opened with $45 in the pay-it-forward fund this morning. [More]

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Starbucks Thinks You Might Want To Buy Someone A $450 Metallic Gift Card (Again)

Coming off its $450 steel gift card offer from last year, which was successful if you consider the fact that people were selling the sold-out cards on eBay for $5,000, Starbucks is once again reaching out to the caffeinated 1%. [More]

Would You Pay $65 To Have A Starbucks Espresso Drink Every Day For A Month?

Would You Pay $65 To Have A Starbucks Espresso Drink Every Day For A Month?

Do you have a debilitating Starbucks addiction, buying multiple espresso drinks per day? Do you want to develop a debilitating Starbucks addiction? Either way, the coffee chain’s Black Friday deal just might be for you. You pay $65 for a stainless steel tumbler that comes with an entire month’s worth of free espresso-based beverages. [More]

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Federal Appeals Court Says Yes, Starbucks Baristas Have To Share Tips With Supervisors

Starbucks baristas had kept fighting to keep customer tips out of the hands of shift supervisors after a court ruled in June that they’d have to share. Assistant managers are still out of the loop, but the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that because shift supervisors do a lot of the same work as baristas, they deserve the extra cash. [More]

Black Bear has been fighting the legal battle with Starbucks over the Charbucks name for more than a decade.

Starbucks Once Again Fails To Stop New Hampshire Company From Selling ‘Charbucks’ Coffee

It’s been a couple years since we last heard about the Starbucks v. Charbucks legal battle, pitting the Seattle coffee colossus against Black Bear Micro Roastery, a family-owned operation out of New Hampshire. At the time, a federal court had shot down Starbucks’ claim of trademark dilution, but that didn’t stop the company from appealing… only to lose in court again this week. [More]

Starbucks Testing Two New Seasonal Coffee-Flavored Sugar Bombs

Starbucks Testing Two New Seasonal Coffee-Flavored Sugar Bombs

Not satisfied with the current assortment of holiday beverages at your local Starbucks? You’re in luck, maybe. The chain is testing two new flavors of their traditional seasonal sugar bombs in different markets. [More]

Starbucks Has To Shell Out $2.7 Billion In Dispute Over Packaged Coffee

Starbucks Has To Shell Out $2.7 Billion In Dispute Over Packaged Coffee

When you don’t want to play anymore, it’s time to pay. At least in the world of business, where deals can’t just be dropped whenever it’s convenient. Starbucks is on the line for $2.7 billion it must pay to settle a dispute between it and Kraft Foods after the coffee giant ended a distribution deal for its bagged coffee. [More]

Starbucks To Hire 10,000 Vets, Military Spouses In Coming Years

Starbucks To Hire 10,000 Vets, Military Spouses In Coming Years

As part of its plan to increase its workforce while helping military personnel transition to civilian work, Starbucks is announcing today that, over the next five years, it intends to hire at least 10,000 armed forces veterans and spouses of active-duty servicemembers. [More]

When retweeting isn't enough, there's always money.

Starbucks Launches “Tweet-A-Friend” Coffee Gift Certificates

Usually the only jolts I receive on Twitter are the result of a little light cyberstalking of an ex-so-and-so (He owns a llama farm?!?) but Starbucks is seeking to change that with a new “tweet-a-coffee” promotion. The idea being that sending a pick-me-up by way of a $5 eGift card will make all of your friends love you and every caffeinated dream come true. Or something. [More]