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.
Editor’s Note: A Starbucks spokesperson told NextShark that this branch is licensed by Target which operates and employs the baristas. This article has been updated to correct the headline.
A Muslim woman felt “belittled” and “humiliated” after a barista from Target Starbucks wrote “ISIS” on her cup.
Starbucks Korea is teaming up with K-pop supergroup BTS for a good cause.
The “Be The Brightest Stars” campaign will feature exclusive Starbucks x BTS items, including limited-edition beverages, food and merchandise.
Starbucks Malaysia recently opened its second outlet run by a staff of deaf employees.
Following the success of its first “Signing Store” in Kuala Lumpur which opened in 2016, Starbucks has unveiled another store of its kind in Penang.
Starbucks Japan is now selling pens.
It is no ordinary pen, however, as it has the built-in ability to pay for your lattes and other items at Starbucks. The pen, which is designed like a drip coffee machine, can write like an actual pen with its “coffee brown” gel ink, reports The Verge.
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.
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.
The new drink, called the Royal Milk Tea Frappuccino, comes in an inviting hue of tea and is topped with whipped cream sprinkled with shortbread bits and honey drizzle.
Thanks to one creative barista, you can to order “milk tea” at your local Starbucks.
While at work, Christy Lee, who is based in Toronto, experimented on syrups and developed Asian-inspired drinks that will likely be our next obsession.
Starbucks opened its largest location yet in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday.
Following branches in New York, Seattle, Milan and Shanghai, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the Japanese capital is the fifth of its kind, equipped with an industrial roaster that produces 750 tons of coffee per year.
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.
A Starbucks employee in Singapore was captured on camera losing her cool after she was forced to deal with some mischievous students at a local outlet.
An Instagram video of the incident showed students from Woodlands Ring Secondary School (WRSS) joking around with an employee from Starbucks who did not find the children’s attitudes amusing.