Feed the poor- sounds good; Serve them Starbucks- sounds better.Today, the inexperienced Starbucks Barista failed to ask if I needed “room.” Translated into plain English, “Would you like me to leave room in your coffee cup, so you can pour cream into it without the coffee overflowing?”
When I removed the lid, the coffee was filled to the brim. I poured the excess directly into the garbage hole built into the cream and sugar self service stand. While doing this, I saw a homeless man. He stared right at me. His glare said “WTF man?! Why are you wasting the Venti?”
He was right . I felt ashamed. Starbucks throws away enough coffee to serve thousands of homeless a day. I wish they had those small white ribbed paper cups from the dentist office on the stand so I could share my dark roast with those less fortunate than me.