Starbucks may sell you Guinness latte soon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Apparently, Starbucks has been very serious about testing out the Dark Barrel Latte, a latte topped with whipped cream and dark caramel sauce that tastes just like Guinness stout. Of course, there isn’t actually any beer in it — the taste twist really comes in the form of a flavored syrup that closely mimicks the […]

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Hilarious ways to mispell a name, courtesy of Starbucks

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 16 October 2014

Last month we showed you why Starbucks employees spell your name wrong, but this month we’re showing you the list of names they’ve gotten wrong over the years. And it’s quite funny to see. How about spelling Allison as ‘Allerson’ or Mark as ‘Mog’?

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One man aims to visit every single Starbucks in the world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Food and Packaging on Friday 10 October 2014

Houston-based Rafael Lozano has spent more than $180,000 in a bid to visit every Starbucks in the world. So far, this coffee fan has travelled more than 150,000 miles over six continents, and has been able to visit 11,733 outlets so far (probably more at the time of publishing). Lozano actually started his Starbucks quest […]

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Are you on the list? Starbucks gets a bouncer (kinda)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 7 April 2014

Starbucks’ clientele has been known to be a little, err, pretentious. So what happens when Starbucks installs bouncers at their coffee houses? Well, Starbucks hasn’t gone that far (yet), but New York comedian Jena Kingsley has!

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Starbucks Japan plans to release a mug that always looks like it’s full

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 20 March 2014

You’ll never have to spend money on an overpriced cup of coffee ever again. Just buy these Starbucks mugs from Japan and it will always be full. Sorta. Japanese studio ‘Nendo’ redesigned the classic white Starbucks mug by imprinting a pattern on the base. When you hold the mug upside-down, it will look like the mug is full.

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The paper cup sleeve series by Ahmed Al Emairi

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 1 February 2014

Bored at Starbucks? Corporate banker Ahmed Al Emairi has an idea for you – Starbucksism. Known as the Paper Cup Sleeves series, Al Emairi developed a very quirky and artistic way of turning those coffee cup sleeves into modern art, with just a pen and loads of creativity. Posting each new sketch to his Instagram […]

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Double-decker train turned into the first ever mobile coffee shop

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 23 November 2013

You’re late for work, you’re rushing to catch the next train. Then you realize you haven’t had your morning coffee yet. It suddenly becomes a choice between catching the next train and making it on time, or passing by Starbucks and getting your fill of that hot cup of heaven. Why not have both? There […]

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Starbucks Coffee vending machines coming soon

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 13 September 2012

This just might be the best invention of the 21st century. Starbucks will be be introducing vending machines to UK streets next week. Starbucks On The Go will offer 280 beverage combinations, which customers can order on a touchscreen interface. As an added pleasure, you can play games right on the touchscreen while you wait […]

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The Perfect Cappuccino: quest for the ultimate cup

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Film on Tuesday 15 June 2010

‘I have a problem’, admits filmmaker, Amy Ferraris. ‘I’m obsessed with the cappuccino’. And so Ferraris explains the motivation for her film — The Perfect Cappuccino — a 90-minute exploration of the history, science and popular explosion of the velvety coffee beverage.

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