Saturday, July 14, 2007

Starbucks sticks it to the 'solution'

I don't often buy coffee at Starbucks, so maybe I'm not the first to notice this disturbing sticker trend. (see photo) Why on earth have they done away with marking the cups by hand, using the checkboxes that are printed right onto the cups for that very purpose?

Instead, someone decided that slapping a big 'ol sticker onto each paper cup is better, using even more paper, ink and adhesive (not to mention the energy needed to run a custom sticker-printing device next to each barista). All this for a flippin' cup of coffee.

I never did go to Starbucks very often. It'll be even less often now.

As Mitch Hedberg would say, "We do not need to bring ink and paper into this!"


jruptown said...

Right....I mean hard is it to write Venti Sugar-Free Vanilla Non-Fat with whip Extra hot 3 splenda latte? MUAH!

gaela renee said...

guess that explains the increase in the cost of starbucks coffee!

FoodiePrincess said...

For the record, they do not do this at my Starbucks. I can't believe I allowed an anti-Starbucks blog onto our webpage. What if they read it and they ban me?????

Classy&Sassy said...

Hmmm, FP. I think I also ranted a little about Starbucks in my post, "I Heart Buli" (Feb). You and I will just have to agree to disagree. Besides, I doubt they'll ban you - they need as many of us hooked on $6 coffee as possible to complete their plan of World Domination.