Short changed on a coffee?

11 Jan

In case of passing interest…

It is being reported from the USA that a class-action lawsuit accusing Starbucks of under filling lattes has been thrown out by a judge in Oakland, California.

The US district judge found insufficient evidence that Starbucks “cheated” customers by under filling lattes by making its cups too small, using “fill-to” lines on baristas’ pitchers that are too low, and instructing baristas to skimp on ingredients, such as by leaving a quarter-inch of space on top of the drinks.

The judge also said foam counted as part of the drink’s volume (similar in part to the froth on a pint of beer here, as long as within limits).

Law correct at the date of publication.
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