It remains to be seen whether the king of lowbrow coffee will be able to win over java snobs.
Groups claim that the social network and its sister site Instagram facilitate questionable, and perhaps illegal, trading and selling of weapons.
Mermaid-emblazoned cups are no longer allowed outside the network's office compound after its private coffee bar -- the only Starbucks in Sochi -- is publicized.
The coffee chain can be the butt of a little joke and still bring home strong results for investors.
A parody storefront in Los Angeles gets the attention of the coffee giant. 'They can't use our name,' a spokesman says.
A parody storefront in Los Angeles touts its free coffee as art -- and has a line out the door. The actual Starbucks is investigating.
What happens when you pit Starbucks against Chipotle? You get a fascinating matchup that's almost -- but not quite -- too close to call.
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