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Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the U.S. celebrate Starbucks’ first ‘Signing Store’

Starbucks took a big step toward inclusivity today by opening its first “Signing Store” for Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the United States. The new Starbucks opened on Tuesday in Washington D.C., right next to Gallaudet University — the world’s only university designed to educate Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Though the “Signing Store” has the classic...CONTINUE READING
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Starbucks is testing out vegan protein in their cold brew, so let’s see how this goes

Prepare to get your protein … in your coffee?  Starbucks is attempting to change the way we drink our coffee and vegans are going to be so here for it. On Tuesday the company announced two plant-based Protein Blended Cold Brews that are available for a “limited time, while supplies last.” The cold brews come...CONTINUE READING
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You won’t be able to pay with bitcoin at Starbucks anytime soon

Recent news that Starbucks has partnered with Microsoft, the International Exchange, and a few other companies to launch a cryptocurrency venture called Bakkt has fueled reports that Starbucks is getting ready to start accepting Bitcoin in its stores.  Speaking to Motherboard, however, the company has stated that this is not true.  SEE ALSO: Starbucks announces...CONTINUE READING
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Starbucks announces first U.S. ‘Signing Store’ for deaf and hard of hearing customers

Get ready for an entirely new Starbucks experience in the U.S.  The coffee company announced Thursday that it will open the first U.S. store to be run in American Sign Language (ASL). The store will begin welcoming customers in Washington, D.C., in October. Starbucks launched its first-ever “Signing Store,” located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, two...CONTINUE READING
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8,000 Starbucks stores close their doors for racial-bias training

Starbucks is out of business for the afternoon. In response to several Starbucks employees being accused of racial profiling customers, the coffee chain decided to close its 8,000 company-owned stores for several hours on May 29 to administer racial-bias training. SEE ALSO: How can Starbucks ensure its racial-bias training actually helps a divided America? For...CONTINUE READING
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Starbucks will somehow feature rapper Common during its anti-bias training

Starbucks is planning to have multiple special guests appear in a racial bias training video on Tuesday, among them celebrated socially conscious rapper Common.  The chain will be shutting down 8,000 stores on May 29th for an anti-bias training.  SEE ALSO: New Starbucks policy: You don’t need to buy their coffee to sit or use...CONTINUE READING
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New Starbucks policy: You don’t need to buy their coffee to sit or use the bathroom

Starbucks issued a new policy on Saturday: Patrons no longer need to make a purchase to sit in the cafe or use the restrooms. According to the Associated Press, Starbucks executives have claimed the old policies were “loose and ambiguous,” which left the decision on whether or not people could use the bathroom or sit...CONTINUE READING
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Starbucks apologizes for racial slur written on Latino customer’s cup

Less than two weeks before Starbucks is set to close its 8,000 company-owned stores for an afternoon of racial-bias training, the company issued yet another apology for a racist incident that occurred in one of its California stores. On Tuesday, at a Starbucks in La Cañada Flintridge, California, a Latino customer named Pedro reportedly had...CONTINUE READING
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