Is this the first time Starbucks has been in trouble for not providing enough hot water?
Benjamin Robles and Siera Strumlauf are taking Starbucks to court.
But, this is not your regular ‘hot coffee’ case. The Golden State pair are claiming that they have been routinely cheated by the world-famous coffee company because they do not receive as-advertised lattes.
Only a couple of weeks removed from a report that named and shamed coffee shops in the United Kingdom for piling their drinks with sugar, a new story is doing the rounds in Britain that has uncovered some rather unsavoury facts about the likes of Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero.
It is alleged that food sold by some of the most popular high street coffee chains is (metaphorically) swimming in salt.
Starbucks is everywhere. The famous coffee chain has stores on every street corner. You can march in to any train station and find the green signage and the signature white mermaid. Wherever you go, there is sure to be a Starbucks close by.
It would be a stretch to say that Starbucks succeeds everywhere it opens up, but, by and large, once the company sets its roots it grows and moves from strength to strength. Currently, Starbucks operates thousands of stores and serves around 90 million people per week.
When ordering a refresher from a coffee shop, do you think about how much sugar is in it?
New research from the British campaign and charity group Action on Sugar has uncovered that there is a ‘shocking’ amount of the stuff in the hot drinks sold by high-street chains such as Starbucks and Costa Coffee.
Despite posting positive revenue figures, shares in Starbucks slid last week as the market reacted negatively to static projections.
Arguably the most recognisable coffee chain in the world, the company said that its revenue rose by an impressive 12% in its first fiscal quarter to a staggering $5.37 billion.
This was roughly in line with forecasts that had predicted revenue of $5.39 billion.
Earlier today, explosions and gunfire rocked the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. At least two civilians (one believed to be Canadian, the other Indonesian) were killed in the attack, according to state spokespeople, as were five of the assailants.
A further four of the terrorists are now in custody.
The al-Amaq news agency and senior members of the Indonesian police have publically stated that the so-called Islamic State (IS) was behind the assault, described by many commentators as an attempt to copy the deadly attacks that shook Paris to its core last year.
With the culture of celebrity permeating its way through all aspects of human life, we shouldn’t be too surprised see that swathes of the global population are solely concerned about a materialistic existence.
And if a company creates a lucrative, limited edition product then disciples of said company will clamour and fight for a way to have a piece of history; a (nearly) unique item that showcases their wealth, luck and status.
How else do you explain away Starbucks’ Swarovski crystal gift cards?
You go away for the weekend and upon your return you find that the world has been turned upside down. Howard Schultz and the rest of the crew at Starbucks have launched a coordinated attack on Christmas because they hate religion. Or that’s what certain hyperbolic individuals would have you believe…
Now, on the face of it this might not seem like a new tactic. But the truth is the method they will be using is actually quite innovative and will be the first of its in Asia.
So what sets this scheme apart?
Wherever you go in the world it seems that there is a Starbucks within touching distance.
The global coffee chain has a presence on every continent and such is their omnipotent existence we’re expecting them to open up new outlets in Antarctica and Mars before too long. As Bond villainess Elektra King once said: “The world is not enough.”
However galactic travel is possible – though galactic coffee is – and so Starbucks have to remain content in exploring and expanding here on earth. Two stories have emerged in recent days: one concerning their plans for continued growth in Central America; the other deals with them stepping food in uncharted territories.