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Barista Gorgeously Customizes His Customers' Cups at U.K. Starbucks Artist spends 40 hours on each

Artist and barista Gabriel Nkweti Lafitte, who works at the Starbucks across from the British Museum in London, has been taking some pretty awesome liberties with the chain's "name on…

May 20, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

Starbucks Shows That Instagram Videos Don't Need to Be Thrillers Simplicity helps brand break weekly Top 10 ranking

If the first two weekly editions of the VideoWatch/Shareablee Top 10 branded Instagram videos chart are any measure, people who use the social-mobile app love action above all else. High-flying…

April 17, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT

Have a Look at the Most Unusual and Irritating Starbucks Ever Built Like an old-fashioned apothecary store

Starbucks wants you to think it's just like your neighborhood cafe from 100 years ago. The coffee mega-chain has opened a New Orleans location with an interior design inspired by…

December 10, 2013, 12:38 PM EST

Starbucks Creates Delicious Doughnut-Muffin Hybrid, and Somehow Pisses Everyone Off Major Duffin backlash

You would think only joyful celebration would follow the news that Starbucks has created the "Duffin," a doughnut-muffin crossover pastry. But instead, we've ended up with Duffingate, a tempest in…

October 9, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

Starbucks Tries to Make You Hate Mondays a Little Less Animated U.K. spot celebrates the day's history

Starbucks is rebounding from recent image problems in the U.K. (something about tax payments, I think) with this ad for its Monday coffee special. The spot, from AMV BBDO, suggests…

January 24, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

Famous Brand Logos Redesigned for the Zombie Apocalypse Rotten project for Halloween

When the zombies take over, naturally they're going to have a lot of brand-identity work to do—swapping out healthy-looking corporate logos and replacing them with stinking, rotten, corpse-infested ones. In…

October 31, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

New Starbucks in Denver Looks Nothing Like a Starbucks Coffee chain experiments with tiny storefronts

Starbucks is testing out some tiny, LEED-certified drive-through/walk-up shops without the coziness their normal storefronts offer. The coffee juggernaut is trying to fend off diminishing returns from its larger-scale coffeehouses…

October 2, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

Starbucks Wishing You a Very Augmented Holiday Season AR app brings chain's cups to life

Most days, it's tough to decide which I want with my morning coffee: scone or augmented reality . . .augmented reality or scone? Now, thanks to Starbucks, I can have…

November 10, 2011, 7:19 AM EST

Jonathan's Card: Cool Social Experiment or Starbucks Marketing Stunt?

In July, mobile-app consultant Jonathan Stark decided to buy coffee for the Internet. Or at least, he put his Starbucks mobile-app code online—essentially a virtual gift card, loaded with $30—just…

August 10, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

Starbucks officially switches to its new logo

Today is Starbucks' 40th birthday, and with it comes the official roll-out of the coffee chain's new textless logo. You may have heard this was happening. Along with the new…

March 8, 2011, 9:42 AM EST