Dec 30, 2013 — Getting a cease-and-desist letter from a big corporation isn't usually the mark of a good day. But after a brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the businesses — and to be funny.
Nov 4, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try two pumpkin spice flavors. We sample the new Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffle, and cleanse our palates with the classic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Nov 1, 2013 — The company recently bought the Teavana chain and has opened its first tea bar in New York City. Some say the beverage giant's move into tea could hurt small tea shops; others say they'll be in a good position to compete the way independent coffee shops compete with Starbucks.
Sep 18, 2013 — The coffee giant has been wrongly portrayed, it says, as being a champion of "open carry" laws. Now it's asking customers not to bring weapons to its shops.
May 31, 2013 — The coffee chain says it will enforce its no-smoking rule at its outdoor seating areas and within 25 feet of store entrances. So, no coffee and a smoke for those who enjoy them together. Have smoking bans gone too far or not far enough?
Apr 19, 2012 — Under pressure from vegetarians and vegans, Starbucks plans to stop using a red dye made from crushed bugs called cochineal in some strawberry drinks and rosy-hued baked goods by the end of June.
Jan 31, 2012 — Starbucks has announced it's barreling into India with plans to open 50 stores before the end of the year. That's just one of several new strategies — from a new coffee product to serving alcohol at some of its U.S. stores — to get bigger and more profitable.
Jan 18, 2011 — Is this a great step in iced drink history, a sign that things have gone too far or just a way to sell more coffee?
Aug 16, 2010 — A woman gets thrown of a Starbucks for refusing to use the secret Starbucks language. Did she go too far?
Jul 23, 2008 — As Starbucks announces its closing 600 stores across the United States, we take a moment to talk about who's happy about it and who's opening up a local chapter of "Save our Starbucks."