Starbucks is a coffee place that ups your hep game like 10 times. You visit a Starbucks outlet with a Mac in your tow, you are bound to be an apple of everyone’s eyes around. As shallow as it may sound, fancy things do matter in life. But, hey, to balance out things we can undoubtedly make some fun of this celebrated coffee place. So here are 10 things from Starbucks we can share a laugh on and in some cases, shed a tear on :
- On overcharging its hapless customers
How to make coffee that tastes like Starbucks' pic.twitter.com/2wwVMMxMxf
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) June 1, 2016
2. On spelling their name wrong
how bout i spell YOUR name wrong, Stahrbux. hm? how bout i pronounce it wrong, too, huh? you like that? how's that feel, Stlerbecks?
— tara shoe (@tarashoe) December 3, 2013
3. On the company’s marketing strategy
Starbucks CEO: How do we charge people $4 for juice
Marketing guy: How about we call them "Refreshers"
CEO: Holy. Fucking. Shit.
— Abstinence Enthusiast (@SortaBad) August 1, 2015
4. For being the real reason behind our procrastination at work
5. On the urge to Instagram Starbucks pictures
6. On putting no pumpkin in pumpkin spice latte
As per a spokeswoman from the company, their pumpkin spice latte, a runaway hit which has sort of defined the coffee chain, has pumpkin pie spices but no real pumpkin. Nutritionists and food bloggers have repeatedly raised concerns on the drink for usage of non-organic coffee that might have been grown in farms sprayed on with pesticides. It is also known to contain Caramel Color Class IV which has been called out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans. In simpler terms, it has a potential to cause cancer.
7. On such opinions about its coffee
McDonald's coffee > Tim Horton's coffee > hockey arena coffee > that weird cat poop coffee > dishwater filtered through a diaper > Starbucks
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) March 26, 2017
8. On such puns about its name
9. On being left behind by Dunkin’ Donuts
The Wall Street is favoring Dunkin’ Donuts over StarBucks and that is definitely something of a setback for the latter. The shares for Dunkin’ Donuts gained steam and rose by 25% while those of Starbucks registered a slump of 5% in the last 12 months.
Also, this is what a fellow (who happens to be a digital correspondent with CNN Money) found out on Twitter when he pitched Dunkin’s against Starbucks,
Coffee time! If you could only choose one, which would it be? Sorry, fans of Death Wish, Tim Hortons, Peet's, Caribou, McDonald's, etc.
— Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) March 23, 2017
10. On pounding us with calories (Pun definitely Intended )
Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuchino (500 calories) + Iced Lemon Pound Cake (470 calories) = 970 calories
Also, Maharaja Mac + Coca- Cola = 810 calories
So, basically it’s all adding up to the junk.