A popular “green” trend at the Starbucks coffee chain is coming to an end because of the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) crisis.
According to reports, Starbucks customers are no longer allowed to bring in their own personal coffee cups to use for consuming their favorite brews because potential coronavirus germs could lurk and spread to others.
“We are pausing the use of personal cups and ‘for here’ ware in our stores,” announced company executive vice president Rossann Williams, adding that the chain will still honor its 10-cent discount policy for customers who show up with reusable cups.
Amazon.com Gift Card i... Best Price: null Buy New $25.00 (as of 11:14 EST - Details) As of 2018, about 1.3 percent of Starbucks customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa brought in their own reusable cups to take advantage of the policy, which makes its grossly overpriced burnt coffee a tad bit less expensive.
The stated purpose of the ban is to ensure the “health and well-being” of all Starbucks customers, even though these same customers are still being exposed to homeless people and other vagrants who use Starbucks stores as shelter and drug-injection sites.
Starbucks says that it’s “optimistic this will be a temporary situation” regarding reusable cups, and that eventually customers will once again be able to bring in their questionably sanitized mugs for more “green” caffeine fixes.
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