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CHRISTIANS OFFENDED BY NEW STARBUCKS HOLIDAY CUPS

Starbucks cups: old, left, and new
Starbucks cups: old, left, and new

SEATTLE, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles)  – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Starbucks as the giant coffee company unveiled its 2015 holiday cups for its tall, grande and venti beverage.

But Christian groups are not happy about the new, all-red cups.  Gone are the snowflakes, stars and Christmas balls that adorned previous versions.

“It is obviously an attempt by Starbucks to remove the ‘Christ’ from ‘Christmas,'” the groups said, vowing to encourage their followers to boycott Starbucks this Christmas season.

In order to appease the outraged Christians, Starbucks today announced that it will offer a Christian version of their holiday cups to customers who request it.

Starbucks cup, the Christian edition
Starbucks cup, the Christian edition

Happy Holidays, everyone, and to all Christians, Merry Christmas!

CALIFORNIA’S MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION: WHY YOUR STARBUCKS COFFEE TASTES DIFFERENT

imageSEATTLE, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you live in California and are a certified Starbucks fan, you may have noticed that your tall, grande or venti coffee and latte have been tasting different lately. You are not imagining things.

Blame it on Governor Jerry Brown who has instituted a mandatory 25% reduction in the state’s water consumption as a way to deal with the worsening California drought.

As a law-abiding, socially and environmentally-conscious company, the Seattle-based Starbucks has implemented a no-nonsense water conservation measure in all its stores, at least in the state of California.

The measure involves a 25% reduction in the water content of every cup sold at its California stores. This means that your brewed coffee tastes stronger but at the same time, you get 25% less in liquid volume. Stores now also use 25% less ice cubes in their iced coffee.

Many Starbucks coffee fans we talked to didn’t seem to mind the change, but at the same time noticed that they have increased the number of visits to their neigborhood Starbucks store from three to five times daily.

It’s a win-win situation. It helps with the state’s water conservation, it’s good for (Starbucks) business, and consumers get better-tasting coffee.

Click HERE to find out more about Starbucks’ water and energy conservation program.

STARBUCKS TO PARTNER WITH ADOBO CHRONICLES ON A NEW MEDIA START-UP

CaptureSEATTLE, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles) – Starbucks has just announced plans to launch a media start-up that produces documentaries for TV or even films capable of changing culture “through creative storytelling.”

Starbucks is partnering with The Adobo Chronicles for this new venture which will be run by veteran Washington Post reporter and former Baghdad bureau chief Ravji Chandrasekaran.

Chandrasekaran said that Starbucks and The Adobo Chronicles are a match made in heaven. “With the AdoboChron’s pool of creative writers and Starbucks’  street corner popularity worldwide, we hope to bring the best news and features that can change the world,” he added.

The media venture will initially focus on two areas of interest: venti and grande news.

Large-screen monitors will be installed at every Starbucks store where customers can watch relevant news and features while waiting for their coffee to brew.