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Starbucks' experimental new cup costs extra, but it's worth it

By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business


Updated 4:10 PM ET, Tue April 6, 2021

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New York (CNN Business)Starbucks is launching an experimental "borrow a cup" program at select locations in its hometown, Seattle.

The program is part of Starbucks' aim to make its cups more sustainable, and it will kick off as a two-month trial in five Seattle stores. Customers at those stores will have an option to receive their drinks in a cup they can use again.
Here's how it works: Customers will order their drinks in a reusable cup and pay a $1 refundable deposit. When the customer is done with their drink, they return the cup and receive a $1 credit as their refund plus 10 Bonus Stars for their Starbucks (SBUX) Rewards account.
If customers take the cup home, they can also take advantage of Starbucks' partnership with Ridwell, a company that will pick up the reusable cups from your home. Each cup is then cleaned and sanitized and put back into the rotation for another customer to use.

Posted - April 7


  • 18034
    I've rarely even been in a Starbucks. 

    (from your fellow non-coffee drinker)
      April 7, 2021 6:31 PM MDT

  • 16939
    There is nothing in Starbucks that's worth the price.  Sorry.
      April 7, 2021 1:04 PM MDT

  • 42221
      April 7, 2021 5:47 PM MDT

  • 18034
    I Lol'ed, too!
      April 7, 2021 6:27 PM MDT

  • 18034
    I'm with Randy D!  :)

    Though, I'm not quite so handsome as this gif guy.  :)

    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at April 9, 2021 10:14 AM MDT
      April 7, 2021 6:28 PM MDT

  • 42221
      April 7, 2021 6:30 PM MDT

  • 16939
    I bet you are as handsome. :)
      April 8, 2021 6:39 AM MDT

  • 18034
    Aw, shucks! Thanks!
      April 8, 2021 6:52 PM MDT

  • 16939
      April 9, 2021 7:45 AM MDT

  • 18034
    Hey, just for fun - - this was quite a very long while ago (years and years) -- but one time in a restaurant, a total stranger to me (a female), came up to me and said, "I've been looking at you for a while now. And I told all of my friends that you like just like a young Richard Widmark."

    She had specifically said 'young,' and I looked up some images and, in some ways, in this image I can see sort of a resemblance. :)

    If I ever saw her again, I'd have given her a hug, ha!

    40 RICHARD WIDMARK ideas | actors, movie stars, richard

    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at April 9, 2021 11:01 PM MDT
      April 9, 2021 5:43 PM MDT

  • 11964
    From a coffee fiend: I'm with Spunky. Australians are awful coffee snobs. Guess where Starbucks FAILED?
      April 8, 2021 3:12 AM MDT

  • 16939
    The amazing thing is that Starbucks is on almost every corner in Manhattan and in every mall, strip mall, etc. everywhere else.  Their coffee tastes burnt to me.  I can do that at home for a lot less.  In fact, the coffee I brew at home is ten times better than Starbucks.
      April 8, 2021 6:41 AM MDT