Any card carrying member of the Starbucks fan club (otherwise known as the Starbucks rewards program) should be aware of all the free things the Seattle-based coffee chain can give you.
Depending on how often you frequent your faux-neighbourhood café, it could mean free re-fills on tea and brewed coffees, food and speciality drinks. Luckily for those who can’t splurge on a venti French vanilla latte every week, anyone is entitled to a free drink upon signing up.
Starbucks fan Beau Chevassus took full advantage of this knowledge and took it upon himself to order the most expensive Starbucks drink known to the Internet.
While he did cheat a little bit (he brought a 52 oz. mug which is not a size offered by Starbucks), he did accomplish an impressive feat by adding 48 shots of espresso to his venti Mocha Frappuccino
The drink also included:
The whole drink amounted to $47.30 (USD). Here’s the receipt for some proof:
While I don’t really condone downing that much espresso, you might as well get everything you can when it’s free, right?
You’d think Starbucks couldn’t make their lavish cups of coffee any more expensive, but they just beat themselves with their new $7 brew called Geisha. Jimmy Kimmel decided to see if people could be fooled into thinking a regular cup of coffee was made from the premium Costa Rican coffee bean.
He asked streeters to taste two identical, regular cups of coffee in Starbucks cups and guess which one was more expensive. It’s amazing what people will make up to sound like coffee connoisseurs! Surprisingly, only one person wasn’t fooled by the prankster.
Watch it here
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Singer Carly Simon is suing Starbucks for not adequately promoting her April 2008 album, This Kind of Love, reports CBC. The Grammy winner is seeking between $5 million and $10 million because her album was not offered in a substantial number in the coffee company’s stores, and was later sold at a reduced price.
Starbucks is saying it met all contractual obligations, even promoting the album in New York City and Boston longer than required.
“Unfortunately, sales continued to lag as the title received tepid response from music consumers,” the Seattle-based coffee giant said in a statement. “Other retailers faced the same fate with this CD.”
Sonic Youth might be coming to a Starbucks near you.
The noise rockers are exclusively releasing a hits album through Starbucks. But the album, Hits Are For Squares, will only be available at select locations.
The tracks were hand-picked by celebrity friends and fans of the band, including Beck, Eddie Vedder, The Flaming Lips, Michelle Williams, Chloe Sevigny and Portia de Rossi.
Hits Are For Squared hits coffee shelves on June 10. Fans can also buy the album online at hearmusic.com.
Here is the track listing for Hits Are For Squared:
1. “Bull in the Heather” (chosen by Catherine Keener)
2. “Sugar Kane” (chosen by Beck)
3. “100%” (chosen by Mike D)
4. “Kool Thing” (chosen by Radiohead)
5. “Disappearer” (chosen by Portia de Rossi)
6. “Stones” (chosen by Allison Anders)
7. “Tuff Gnarl” (chosen by Dave Eggers and Mike Watt)
8. “Teenage Riot” (chosen by Eddie Vedder)
9. “Shadow of a Doubt” (chosen by Michelle Williams)
10. “Rain On Tin” (chosen by Flea)
11. “Tom Violence” (chosen by Gus Van Sant)
12. “Mary-Christ” (chosen by David Cross)
13. “World Looks Red” (chosen by Chloe Sevigny)
14. “Expressway to Yr Skull” (chosen by The Flaming Lips)
15. “Slow Revolution” (new song)