Starbucks: The Grinch That (Didn't) Steal Christmas

Emma Yeomans | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Yeomans

This is a time of year when my faith is not just tolerated, but happily shared by people of other faiths or none. The entitlement of somebody standing up and complaining about a cup - a cup! - when their faith is so openly embraced is staggering, and shows a complete disconnect with some of the harsher aspects of life. Please, let us enjoy Christmas in peace and goodwill, without these petty complaints - it is the season for it, after all.

Amazing Video Shows Starbucks Barista Signing To Deaf Customer At Drive-Through

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A video of a deaf woman's encounter with Starbucks' drive-through staff has gone viral for all the right reasons. The encounter shows Rebecca King,...

Was This Note Left On A Cup By A Starbucks Barista 'Creepy'?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A Starbucks barista has been called "creepy" after he left a message on a coffee cup for a female customer. The unidentified gent crossed out word...

Starbucks Helped Me Give up Coffee

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I don't think I'm alone in hating Starbucks, the American coffee shop that has spread its tentacles all over the world. They haven't lied like Volkswagen did but they are hypocrites. The annoying thing is that I need Starbucks and if you get to the second half of this article I will explain why.

Your Barista Hates You

Charlie Compitus | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Charlie Compitus

This rant could literally be an essay but alas let's just stick with this for now but welcome to an average day of your local Barista who most definitely hates you.

Starbucks Has A Brilliant New Scheme To Help Generation Rent

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Starbucks has announced that it will help employees who rent properties to pay their deposits by offering an interest-free loan to cover the cost. ...

Enough With the Pumpkin Flavoured Stuff Already!

Alan Grant | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Alan Grant

Unpopular as it may be to say, I am quite fond of the influence our American friends have had on British culture. I am, as they might say, totally on-...

Starbucks Worker Told Woman She 'Didn't Look Disabled Enough'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Starbucks has been forced to apologise after an employee told a woman she “did not look disabled enough” to use the disabled toilet. Lucy Chall...

Two Guys Try To Out-Do Each Other's Overcomplicated Coffee Orders

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy

"I'd like to get a large, half-caff, almond milk latté, four pumps vanilla one pump cinnamon, with an extra half shot, sweetened with agave nectar, a...

You Can Now Drink Your Frappuccino Through A Cookie Straw

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming. International coffee giant Starbucks are actually releasing a S'mores Frappuccino, complete with a free straw ...

The Great Business Rates Robbery

Bill Grimsey | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Bill Grimsey

Tax shaming has become the focus of street protests everywhere in recent years. Google, Amazon and Starbucks are just some of the companies that stand accused of tax avoidance. But while there's growing public anger over the financial affairs of multinationals, another scandal has been unfolding far from the headlines.

Starbucks Will Pay Tuition Fees For Employees (But Only If You're American)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Starbucks has announced a radical new incentive to work for them in an attempt to "redefine the role and responsibility of a public company". The U...

Cause Marketing - Doing Funny Things for Money and More

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

Despite my inbuilt cynicism, I can see that these campaigns have had a material impact on causes. And when you consider that brands don't have to do this, and could just spend the money on traditional marketing, I am really inspired.

Starbucks Ditches #RaceTogether Cups But Insists It's All Part Of The Plan

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

Starbucks baristas are no longer scrawling the words “Race Together” on coffee cups after a short-lived campaign to engage customers in positive d...

Amazon Delivers Within the Hour and Starbucks Drops Off at Your Desk: The Future of Delivery Services

Georgie Barrat | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech
Georgie Barrat

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments and the mobile-app space. Adding delivery options to their roster is an exciting advancement and highlights the changes that are currently taking place in delivery services as a whole.

Sorry White People, You Can't Talk About Racism...

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

Moving past crippling mistrust and misidentification of the guilty requires recognition of the ways that dominant representations of racial difference legitimise and normalise habitual discrimination, phenomena that everybody ought to be welcome to oppose.

The Internet Hates Starbucks' #RaceTogether Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Starbucks Ditches #RaceTogether But Insists It's All Part Of The Plan A bid by coffee giant Starbucks to engage US customers and baristas i...

Time to Rescue the Corporate Lords of the Flies From Themselves

Ben Phillips | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Ben Phillips

The lack of any meaningful restraining power over the 1% is not just bad for the rest of us - it is in the end even bad for them. On deeper inspection, it seems corporate titans may be little more than oversized Lords of the Flies, who need to be rescued from themselves. When we talk about shifting power away from them, we really are doing it for their own good.

Starbucks Brings Wireless Charging To UK Shops

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Starbucks has introduced wireless charging tables to select London shops, allowing customers with compatible phones and those with a new wireless 'rin...

Starbucks Is Trialling A 'Human Free' Ordering System

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

Starbucks has started trialling a test in Portland, Oregon that'll let you open up the Starbucks app, choose your drink and then order it to the neare...

11 Things We Can Learn From Britney in 2014

Vicki Lutas | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Vicki Lutas

It's that time of year again: excitement in the air, cheesy songs on the radio, an indescribable feeling of fun and joy in your heart.... yep, that's right, it's Britney's birthday week!

These Starbucks Coffee Cup Cartoons Will Brighten Up Your Caffeine-Filled Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Josh Hara is a man that loves coffee - he visits Starbucks every day and has come up with an ingenious way to enjoy his favourite beverage long after ...

You Can Now Wear Windows On Your Wrist. Yay?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled the Band, a $199 smart wearable fitness tracker that'll work with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. READ MORE: Moto 360 Review...

John Oliver Ponders America's Obsession With Pumpkin Spice Lattes, 'The Coffee That Tastes Like A Candle'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

It's that time of year again. That time when people - especially Americans - start to consume anything that's pumpkin-flavoured. Most notably: Starbuc...

This Is Why Starbucks Baristas Spell Your Name Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Starbucks staff write your name on the cup these days - but not always correctly. Thank you, Paul Gale, for revealing the reason why. ...