Starbucks Customer Claims Barista Gave Her Satanic Latte Art

666buxUsually, it adds extra cheer to your day when the person who made your coffee beverage adds a decorative flourish to the cup, whether it’s traditional latte foam art or a pretty caramel drizzle. One Starbucks customer in Louisiana says that a barista served up two beverages adorned with a pentagram and the number 666 in caramel syrup.

Who drew these decorations, and why? What kind of Starbucks beverage are they? They appear to be cold beverage with clear plastic tops, so it’s they’re not regular foam-topped lattes. “I’m assuming those lids were used because we ordered no whipped cream and there was no need for a dome lid,” she later clarified.

At least the customer demanded to see a manager as soon as she received the drinks to make sure that the culprit was held responsible, right? Well, no. “I unfortunately can’t give the young man’s name who served it,” she posted to the Starbucks Facebook wall, “because I was so appalled that I could not bring myself to look at him.” She wasn’t too appalled or pressed for time to snap a picture of the drinks before consuming them, though.

A Starbucks representative told The Daily Advertiser that the company had apologized to her by social media, but they couldn’t identify the artist. “This obviously is not the type of experience we want to provide any of our customers, and is not representative of the customer service our partners provide to millions of customers every day,” Starbucks said in a more formal statement.

If you want an apology and for the employee who did something wrong to be corrected, you should call the problem to the attention of someone at Starbucks as soon as possible, picking up the phone if you didn’t check your takeout order before leaving. The customer says that she did file an official complaint other than her Facebook post, so there’s that.

Update: I am ashamed that I didn’t think of the “you’re in Carcosa now” joke first. Well played, Kelly Faircloth of Jezebel.

Starbucks apologizes to Louisiana woman for alleged Satanic symbols in coffee foam [Daily Advertiser]

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  1. C0Y0TY says:

    It’s not satanic. It’s a star and three “b”s for “bucks”. Yeah, that’s it.

    • ReverendTed57 says:

      No, no…those are 9’s. The barista was just saying he thought she was “dressed to the nines.” It’s a compliment, see?

  2. charmander says:

    My bullshit meter just starting going ding ding ding. There’s just something a little off about the post. Even if she didn’t want to “look” at the barista, she could still use her receipt to find out who was the barista on duty at the time. However, no receipt is mentioned.

    Second, Starbucks uses the clear plastic covers only on cold drinks. For a hot drink, with foam, the opaque white covers are used. Therefore, I call bullshit.

    Also, you can’t see the side of the cup – where the Starbucks logo would be. All you see on the table is a Starbucks straw, and a paper cover for hot drinks (again – hot drinks are never served with clear covers) – which you could get anywhere and use in a photo.

    So, no, I don’t believe a word of this except that it is a very cute April Fool’s day prank.

  3. CommonC3nts says:

    Who cares?!? People are too damn stupid/sensitive. This is funny.

    Also, why is she assuming it was demonic??? Maybe it was 999 for the emergency number and the other one was just simply a star for fun.

    I hope the customer grows up one day.

  4. xvdgry57 says:

    They take the biblical/satanic symbology as serious in the Deep South as the rest of us take gravity.
    Living there it was funny watching all these “godly” people fight with each other over the “rightness” of their own denominations that are as similar to each other as 1% milk & 2% milk .

    Lesson: expect no rational thought from the fundamentalists no matter what their holy book is.

    • SingleMaltGeek says:

      Actually, I can usually tell the difference between 1% milk and 2% milk. A 50% difference, and whole milk is only about 3.5% fat. A much bigger difference than between the 99% batsh*t crazy sects of the American Taliban.