A Queens-based Starbucks manager pretty much lost her shit as she was going off on a customer. Grubstreet reports: Ruby Chen says she went to an Elmhurst location and ordered a Frappuccino with a cookie straw, but was fumbling with her mobile app and didn’t hear the barista ask for her name. This must have […]


Last week, Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz surprised many when he encouraged employees to scribble “Race Together” on the side of coffee cups to spark a conversation about what else? Race. A little controversy with our coffee? That happened. The initiative — a week-long campaign meant to facilitate race relation conversations between tired, coffee-starved customers and […]


We’re in the midst of March Madness and brackets have been filled out everywhere, including in the White House. President Obama recently shared his prediction for who he believes will win the NCAA men’s basketball championship. His prediction? The president thinks Kentucky will go all the way this year. Obama has filled out a bracket every […]

Since announcing their new “Race Together” initiative to combat race relations, Starbucks has been met with mixed reactions. Many believe the company is using the topic of race as a prop, while others slammed them over a lack of people of color in the accompanying campaign. In an op-ed for Medium, Starbucks’ Senior Vice President of Global Communications, Corey duBrowa, explained how […]


You know that list of companies that are outspoken about gay marriage? The ones that tell gun advocates to put their firearms away when walking into their stores? The ones that pay your tuition and boast unity from their liberal boardrooms? Starbucks is that company. So it was only a matter of time before the inevitable came. […]

If you’re a coffee addict, then you will be forever grateful to Starbucks. During a recent conference call, the coffee shop company revealed that it will start delivering coffee in select areas in 2015. The CEO said of the new feature,”Imagine the ability to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot to your desk […]

A man was arrested outside of a Starbucks in Texas this past Tuesday evening for throwing an innocent chihuahua dog at the coffee shop’s glass window. According to WTSP, Larry McHale has been charged with animal cruelty after customers witnessed him throw the dog at the window around 9:30 PM. The site reports that it’s unclear […]

Your favorite morning “wake-me-up” is getting sued! According to the federal lawsuit that was filed,  a Starbucks customer ordered the Oprah Chai Tea last fall in Buffalo, NY and noticed the staff added heroin, hallucinogens, and Ambien.Vernon Charles Allen Merriweather also said he when he applied for a job at the Starbucks and was told “We don’t […]

We knew we loved Starbucks (Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, anyone?) but when we learned that the popular coffee joint will start offering their employees a free college education through Arizona State University’s online program this fall, spending exuberant amounts of money on coffee made us feel that much better. Truth is, a lot of everyday companies are […]

As if we needed another reason to love Starbucks, news that employees of the uber popular coffee spot will be eligible for a free college education through Arizona State University’s online program is making us feel less guilty about spending $5 on a Frappuccino. The new initiative, which is the first of its kind, will allow many […]

Starbucks did something this week that made us love them even more. And we weren’t even aware that was possible. No, no, they didn’t create a larger size. But they did tell gun advocates who were abusing Starbucks policy to push their own political agenda to have several seats. Or no seats at all, depending […]