OMG Iced Venti Shortage!

starbucks.jpgIt’s offical – All Starbucks in the city are completely out of Iced Venti cups. The translation for normal people is the large size of the clear cups they put cold drinks in. The coffee maker person who I talked to this morning said the situation was critical and they don’t know when they will be receiving replacements. If you try ordering a large iced drink they will default you to the medium size if you aren’t careful. The trick around this is you have to specifically request the large size of the paper cups which they will do, but only if you ask for it. I was firmly warned this morning that “cold drinks cause the paper cups to fall apart very quickly.” I’m not sure why cold liquid is more destructive to their cups than hot liquid but there you have it. If you need a large iced coffee beverage from Starfucks in the next few days this is info you are going to want to have on hand.

10 Replies to “OMG Iced Venti Shortage!”

  1. I got one this morning on the west side — but I’m not telling you where… bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

  2. My guess is that cold cups tend to have condensation – so on a paper cup this will mean wetness both inside, where there’s probably a thin layer of wax or sealent, and the outside, which isn’t technically water proof.

    As for running out of cups, the Starbucks at LaBrea and Sunset ran out of NAPKINS last week. How “da hells” does anyone run out of napkins?

  3. “…cold drinks cause the paper cups to fall apart very quickly.”

    Probably from the condensation which destroys the structural integrity of the paper cups from the outside — kind of like a soggy newspaper.

  4. We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t.We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.

    — Charles Bukowski

  5. still a step up from the dire starbucks situation in oxford, where i’ve been living for the past month — it’s been so hot that by midafternoon most places have run out of ice.

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