Pity poor Starbucks. Coffee snobs, a demographic that Starbucks all but created, love to hate them. Whenever the American right wants to take a swipe at liberal values, they try to pull some stunt at Starbucks, such as mixing Berettas and cappuccinos. Across the pond, British activists use the House of Mermaid as a stand-in for globalization and/or Yankee imperialism. Since SBUX CEO Howard Schultz proudly supports Israel in his private life, some anti-Zionist organizations have suggested boycotts.
(On a personal note, I suggested a counter-boycott at the time and recommended that my Zionist friends buy multiple espressos in support. Those were some very hyperactive Jews.)
Now I invite you to jump on the bandwagon and help me turn Starbucks cafes into rattling dens of death metal by messing with Starbucks’s data.