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Chai Tea: Oprah and Starbucks Team Up for a Cause

Chai Tea: Oprah and Starbucks Team Up for a Cause

By Lacy Langley March 23, 2014

Take Oprah, add in over-priced tea at Starbucks and pour it over a good cause. This will be the formula for Starbucks’ newest addition to their menu: Oprah’s Chai tea. The tea will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana locations …

Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most …

Woman Ate Only Starbucks for All of 2013 Woman Ate Only Starbucks for All of 2013
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Her name is Beautiful Existence. That is her real name. And for the entirety of 2013, she ate nothing that did not come from Starbucks. Yahoo News reports that she lost weight, and that she feels great. In what appears …

Starbucks Gets the F-Word from Local Brewery Starbucks Gets the F-Word from Local Brewery

Starbucks owns the word “Frappuccino”. Like any big corporation, Starbucks has attorneys that defend against any infringement or unauthorized use of their property. For example, you could not open up a coffee shop – or any other kind of business, …

Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800 Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800

An 1843 Christmas card reading “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” sold for roughly $6,800 on Saturday at auction. An anonymous bidder paid £4,200 for the greeting card, equal to $6,846, at British auction house Henry …

Small Roastery Allowed to Sell its Charbucks Coffee Small Roastery Allowed to Sell its Charbucks Coffee

After a tedious 12-year trial, coffee empire Starbucks lost its case against a small, family-owned New Hampshire-based coffee roaster. The issue? The use of the name “Charbucks.” Black Bear Micro Roastery sells coffee labeled “Mr. Charbucks,” “Charbucks Blend,” and “Mister …

Starbucks to Pay $2.76 Billion in Lawsuit Settlement Starbucks to Pay $2.76 Billion in Lawsuit Settlement

After a grueling three-year legal entanglement, the Starbucks-Kraft lawsuit has finally come to an end. Earlier today, an arbitrator determined that Starbucks will pay a total of approximately $2.76 billion as a monetary settlement to diffuse their legal dispute with …

Starbucks Lets You Gift Coffee with a Tweet Starbucks Lets You Gift Coffee with a Tweet

There’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee to turn someone’s day around. Now, you can bestow the gift of coffee with a single tweet. Starbucks has just announced Tweet-a-Coffee, a partnership with Twitter that will allow anyone to tweet …

Starbucks Requests That Customers Leave Guns at Home Starbucks Requests That Customers Leave Guns at Home
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Starbucks, whose website is presently down, has entered the American gun debate by asking customers to leave their firearms at home. As more a gesture than anything, Starbucks employees won’t say anything to customers who don’t abide by the gun …

Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date
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August 29 is the day you may want to pack a lunch.  Fast food workers are joining the social media stampede calling for a nationwide strike on August 29, four days before Labor Day.  Demands are for an hourly wage …

Coming To A Local Starbucks Near You Coming To A Local Starbucks Near You

Starbucks recently made a deal with Google to offer their customers Wi-Fi connections that are considerably faster then they are today. Starbucks has been a long-time hang out spot and trendy temporary workspace for many around the world. However, those …

Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores
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Do you like smoking outside of Starbucks after grabbing a coffee and pastry? Sorry to say, you can’t do that anymore. Starbucks introduced a new policy on Saturday that bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It’s a country-wide …

‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks ‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks
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An investigative report has angered Hong Kong coffee drinkers this week after it was revealed that a local Starbucks was using water from a bathroom spout to brew its coffee. According to an HK Magazine translation of an Apple Daily …

Starbucks Tip Jar The Subject Of New York Court Case Starbucks Tip Jar The Subject Of New York Court Case
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Who gets the money from the Starbucks tip jar? That’s the question currently up for debate in a New York courtroom this week. CBS News reports that New York’s labor laws are currently being tested in the Court of Appeals. …

NYT Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall NYT Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall
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In what sounds like a completely sensible partnership, The New York Times has announced that readers will have free access to content that’s normally behind the paywall, as long as they’re reading it at Starbucks. Starbucks customers who are logged …

Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts In B-Day Reminders Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts In B-Day Reminders

Facebook may be getting a little more specific with their suggestions for how to properly celebrate your friend’s birthday. Soon after launching their new ecommerce platform Facebook Gifts, the social network began suggesting that you send friends a gift when …

Starbucks to Sell Square's Mobile Card Readers Starbucks to Sell Square's Mobile Card Readers
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Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be …