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Starbucks Plays The Media Like A Violin. Mmm… Coffee.

As every reader of this blog most likely knows, Starbucks shut down all of their stores for three hours yesterday. The result? A media frenzy.

  • Fox Business Network used the event as a hook to send reporter Jenna Lee to four seperate Starbucks during morning rush to test customer service by ordering grande skim lattes and testing serving times (see video above).

  • The Washington Post slamming the chain for sending America into “collective withdrawal.”

  • Gawker’s recounting of the charming time a Starbucks employee got hand herpes from sharing dishwashing gloves with other employees.

  • And a whole bunch of newspaper articles compiled by our brother blog PRNewser.

    Meanwhile, in other coffee-related media news, the New York Times compiled the Dunkin’ Donuts tabs of the Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain campaigns. The Hilary Clinton campaign has spent a staggering $5,950.53 at Dunkin’ Donuts between March 2007 and January 2008. That’s a whole lot of coffee.

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