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A friend of Redditor dmizz recently visited a Starbucks in Los Feliz, CA and was greeted by this guy. Apparently, Starbucks was the only place he could find the inspiration and caffeination to lay down that hot keyboard track.

It’s only a matter of time before Starbucks has to add conference rooms and apartments to its locations.

(Reddit via Foodbeast)

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Arizona-based Starbucks employee Tony Aguilar and his co-workers recently concocted several Valentine’s Day-themed drinks which were handed out to customers as free samples, and became instant hits.

The offerings included “The Valentine Frappuccino” which includes strawberries and cream with raspberry pumps, vanilla bean and blackberry topped with whipped cream; “The Love Bean Frappuccino”, which consists of vanilla bean with raspberry pumps topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream and chocolate curls, and “The Java Berry Frappuccino” which is a Java chip Frappuccino with raspberry-infused whipped cream.

Even though these aren’t officially available on the Starbucks menu, a company spokesperson noted that customers can tailor their drink to match their own personal taste preferences.

Take a closer look at the drink recipes in the gallery below.

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Then again, pretty much all names baffle Starbucks baristas. It’s also common knowledge that some baristas just like messing with you. But the struggler is realer for Siân David.

She currently lives in Bristol, England but her name, pronounced “Sh-ah-n”, is Welsh. It’s the equivalent of “Jane” and she notes that it isn’t unusual in the UK. However, it’s clear that her local Starbucks baristas can’t handle it. So she took to facebook to document the hilarious misspellings.

Check out some examples below.

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Starbucks Strikes Again

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More and more, I’m beginning to think Starbucks has gone full pagan. First, there was the lack of snowflakes (which was totally the work of the Devil) and now they’re sacrificing polar bears and selling them as treats! Throats slit from ear to ear and on display for all to see! They’re supposed to be “scarves”. Yeah right. Polar bears don’t wear scarves. Nice try, Starbucks!

I’d eat one. I won’t even lie. Nommy bloody polar bear goodness, just in time for Yule!

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(via Gemma Correll)

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Weird Al has called out Starbucks on their evil red cups (which are clearly the work of the Devil). But Starbucks isn’t stopping there! Look for Cthulhu Cappuccino and delectable Krampus Cake offerings in the near future.

Check out the tweet after the break…

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You may have heard about the controversy surrounding Starbucks plain red cup this year. Starbucks claims the minimalist design isn’t intended to be part of a “war on Christmas”, rather it’s supposed to be blank canvas for customers to create their own stories. Carrah Aldridge, an Ohio-based artist, knows all about that.

She uses the cups as her canvas, and she creates a wide range of cool, creative art pieces using only sharpies, a white gel pen and copic markers. She posts her creations to her Instagram, and you can check out a selection of her astounding work after the break.

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Realizing that fall flavors need to consist of more than just Pumpkin Spice, Starbucks has launched a new Toasted Graham Latte. The beverage, which is described as being “reminiscent of favorite fall memories… inspired by the nostalgic flavor of milk left behind in the cereal bowl,” and “graham crackers and milk all grown up” is a basic latte enhanced with a cracker-and-sweet cream base and a topping of cinnamon graham crackers.

It even comes in a whimsical new fall-themed cup design.

The Toasted Graham Latte (or TGL) is now available across the U.S. and Canada and can also be ordered on the company’s new mobile order and pay ahead platform.

(via Eater)

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Starbucks recently announced on their blog that their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte will actually contain pumpkin starting this fall. More specifically, it will be made with 2% pumpkin puree and without any caramel coloring.

Previously, the PSL’s flavor was the result of an assortment of spices (like ginger, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon).

Not surprisingly, the PSL is Starbucks’ most popular seasonal drink. Since it was introduced in 2003, the company has sold more than 200 million of ’em. So why are they tinkering with the recipe now? A number of major food and beverage companies–ranging from General Mills to Panera–have recently caved to customer pressure to do away with artificial ingredients. Starbucks is simply following this trend. Will it taste the same? Will it taste better? We won’t have to wait long to find out.

Check out new PSL’s ingredient list after the break…

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If you’re a coffee fan with a penchant for pop culture, then you’ll love these custom Starbucks-style coffee mugs from Etsy seller EternalRivalDesigns. Each mug features a cool character from popular anime, manga, video games and movies. I mean, the guy offers everything, including a mug with Captain Falcon on it. If you pick up that mug, you can tell everyone that your cup of coffee has a real “Falcon punch”.

Check out some more mugs after the break…

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