Christians Angry Over Starbucks' Minimalist Holiday Cup Design

Some Starbucks’ customers are outraged over the coffee chain’s new holiday cups, just because they lack a Christmas-themed design. In the past, the company released cups depicting images of snowflakes, reindeer, white doves and ornaments. This year, the cups are plain red — and people are really pissed. »11/08/15 5:30pm11/08/15 5:30pm


Your Cherished Pumpkin Spice Latte Is About to Get a Makeover

For those of you who look forward to fall and its changing colors of leaves, the faint smell of wood smoke in the air and most importantly, that cozy, cardboard cup of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, here’s some pearl-clutching news. The coffeehouse chain has announced that they will be changing the ingredients in its… »8/17/15 10:15pm8/17/15 10:15pm

Starbucks Wants to Stuff Fists Full Of Kale Down Your Thirsty Gullet

Starbucks, the one place in the world where you can order a cup of whipped cream with a shot of caramel syrup and call it coffee, is ready to make you healthy. Fresh off its highly successful "Race Together" campaign, the chain wants to tackle another important subject: The amount of vegetables you're eating every… »3/31/15 6:45pm3/31/15 6:45pm

How to Talk About Race With Your Starbucks Barista: A Guide

First up in the realm of unfathomable embarrassment, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has rolled out an immediately self-parodic corporate initiative called "Race Together," in which—according to Fortune—"Starbucks baristas will have the option as they serve customers to hand cups on which they've handwritten the words… »3/17/15 11:30am3/17/15 11:30am

Christmas Must Be Stopped. Let's Declare War on Christmas.

For years, Fox News has bleated about the "War on Christmas," suggesting the phrase "Happy Holidays" and some complaints about nativity scenes on public property amount to an all-out assault on a sacred tradition. Meanwhile, Christmas has overflowed its traditional borders, annexed Thanksgiving and begun laying siege… »11/03/14 3:50pm11/03/14 3:50pm

Great news for the loudly inked baristas looking to go corporate: The Seattle Times reports that Sta

Great news for the loudly inked baristas looking to go corporate: The Seattle Times reports that Starbucks has officially decided to loosen up its employee dress code and allow visible tattoos and small nose studs. (No "unnatural" hair colors, though.) Welcome to 2003, Starbucks. »10/17/14 5:00pm10/17/14 5:00pm

Not Even Starbucks Knows What's in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

With the end of summer approaching (sob!), few things are certain: the leaves will change, the wind will take on a crisp bite and food manufacturers will start stuffing pumpkin spice into EVERYTHING they can think of, from potato chips to vodka. Of these pumpkin-flavored food items, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte… »8/26/14 12:30pm8/26/14 12:30pm

Woman Breastfeeding at Starbucks Finds Ally in Teen Barista

Julia Wykes of Ottawa was running errands last week when her baby became hungry while she was in line at Starbucks. In order to soothe the infant and (likely) keep the baby's cries from irritating the other customers, she sat down to breastfeed her baby. That's when an irate customer demanded that she be forced to… »7/02/14 10:40am7/02/14 10:40am