The Real Brand Behind Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Gaffe—No, Not Starbucks—Never Cashed In

For the first time, the Belfast coffee shop owners open up about missing out on a $4 billion PR windfall

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Forget about White Walkers. Game of Thrones’ final season was really all about Khaleesi’s flat white.

When a modern-day coffee cup found its way in front of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen in Season 8 of HBO’s fantasy series, the image went viral instantly.

Some viewers thought it was hilarious that a $15-million-per-episode show had such an obvious goof, others thought the error was proof the fans cared more about the show than the creators and a few fans just wondered what Daenerys had ordered at Westeros’ local coffeehouse.



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