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You may have thought that deep-fried butter was the pinnacle of outlandish fair food, but the powers that be at the San Diego County Fair have found something else to tempt you away from dollars: deep-fried Starbucks coffee.

The concoction reportedly consists of deep fried balls of dough stuffed with ground coffee, dusted with sugar, topped with whipped cream and served on a stick.

The fried coffee is available at the Bacon-A-Fair booth, although there’s no word yet on how it actually tastes.

(via Time)

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Starbucks has come up with six new Frappuccino flavors in honor of the drink’s 20th anniversary. There is Cotton Candy and Lemon Bar for those seeking a coffee-free option. The remaining flavors are Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Red Velvet Cake, and Cupcake.

They made their debuts on June 8th and patrons are invited to vote for their favorite from June 19 through June 30th. The winning flavor will be announced on social media on July 3rd and then be available at a special price through the 4th of July weekend.

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You know, because sometimes a tall s’mores frappuccino with a cookie straw is just too tall for your diet.

Starbucks’ new mini Frappuccino clocks in a 10-ounces and will be around from May 11th through June 6th at participating locations in the US and Canada.

(via Mashable)

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Because your Frappuccino isn’t sweet enough already, you’ll now be able to enjoy it through a cookie straw. Starbucks has just introduced the “rolled sweet wafer biscuit lined with rich chocolate ganache” at stores in the US and Canada. You can add one to your order for $.95.

Needless to say, this sort of thing won’t help Starbucks in its quest to be taken seriously in the coffee world. Maybe they should convert to a milkshake shop that just happens to sell coffee.

(via Mashable)

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Indeed, the inability of Starbucks baristas to spell their customers’ names correctly on cups has reached epidemic proportions. The problem is so out of control that the internet has taken notice with a number of sites devoted to collecting name fails.

Now Justin Hook has channeled those images into a new Starbucks name generator called “What’s My Starbucks Name?” that will give everyone an idea of what name your drink could be under next time you decide to grab a coffee. In my case, I’ll be listening for “Jazimin”.

(via LS)

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The latest Frappuccino flavor will hit Starbucks on April 28th and will only be around for a limited time. The S’mores Frappuccino will feature marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, and a blend of graham, coffee, milk and ice. It will be topped with more of that marshmallow whipped cream and some crumbled graham crackers.

Sounds delicious!

If you would like to try one, the best time to go would be between the hours of 3 and 5pm May 1st though May 10th during their Happy Hour promotion. All Frap flavors are half off during that time.

(via Cosmopolitan)

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DeviantArtist Kahahuna has turned the familiar Starbucks logo on their coffee sleeves into wonderfully geeky works of art. There are several Doctors, a Dalek, Sherlock, and even Walter White to geek up your coffee.

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Birthdays and cake go together like, well, birthdays and cake. It only made sense for Starbucks to create a birthday cake concoction to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the frappuccino. The Birthday Cake Frappuccino will be available for only five days from March 26th through March 30th.

It’s vanilla bean and hazelnut flavored with raspberry-infused whipped cream. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so plan your afternoon coffee run accordingly.

(via Mashable)

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Coffee lovers, rejoice! Starbucks is teaming up with delivery startup Postmates to let people order food and drinks for delivery. It’s all done through the Starbucks mobile app and will roll out first as a test in Seattle and NYC.

More specifically, the NYC test will happen in the Empire State Building. The Starbucks location in the building will be able to deliver to anyone in the offices above.

The test is set to kick off in the latter half of 2015, so here’s hoping that all goes well and a rollout to the rest of the country isn’t far off.

(via Mashable / Image via David Goehring)

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As the story goes, a barista found this cup during his shift. As in, some customer drew a wonderfully detailed map of Middle Earth on a Starbucks cup and just left it there. Seems a little suspect.

The Redditor behind the pics insists that he’s just a barista, and not part of the Starbucks marketing team—but that hardly matters. Starbucks should have officially worked this out for all the cups as part of a Hobbit-themed promotion.

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