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Starbucks Pays $14,000 to Thai Woman After Employee Drew ‘Slanty’ Eyes on Cup in Ireland

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A Starbucks branch in Dublin, Ireland compensated a female customer of Thai descent €12,000 ($14,600) after one of its employees drew a smiley face with “slanty” eyes on her cup.

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudication officer Kevin Baneham forced Atercin Liffey Unlimited trading as Starbucks Tallaght to pay Suchavadee Foley for the Jan. 12 incident, according to The Irish Times.

Starbucks Releases New Drink in Southeast Asia With ‘Coffee Boba’

A new frappuccino with what can only be described as the closest thing Starbucks has to boba is now available in several Southeast Asian countries.

The drink, Dark Caramel Coffee Sphere Frappuccino, was released in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines (which calls it Ultra Caramel Coffee Sphere) just recently, along with a fruity companion called Watermelon and Lychee Aloe Frappuccino.

First Ever Sign-Language Starbucks Opens Up in China

Starbucks China has opened up its first-ever signing store in Guangzhou, Guangdong province that is dedicated to offering employment and career advancement opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

The Starbucks branch opened its doors at the Oriental Wende Plaza in Guangzhou city’s Yuexiu district on Sunday, which was also the 29th anniversary of China’s National Day for Helping the Disabled, according to Shanghaiist.

Fi‌g‌ht‌ Br‌e‌a‌ks Out in Chinese Starbucks Over $30 Limited Edition Cat Paw Mug

Al‌terc‌at‌ions b‌roke out at Chinese Starbucks shops between desperate shoppers who had been waiting hours to purchase a limited edition cat paw mug, with at least one person allegedly sleeping in a tent to be the first person to buy the coveted collector’s item.

One viral video shows a man and a woman in a Starbucks located in the Shaanxi Province, central China, getting into a fis‌t fi‌g‌ht‌ as they push each other out of the way to get to the counter.