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66 Insane Starbucks Creations

From Java-Inspired Musicals to Misspelled Name Blogs

— April 28, 2012 — Lifestyle
Considering the coffee house is such a huge part of pop culture at this point, these Starbucks creations should be no surprise. Founded in 1971 in Seattle, the worldwide java franchise is currently a multi-billion dollar company with 16,000 locations -- that's two to six new locations a day. With a cult-like following, the company has tons of fan-made products dedicated to enhancing the coffee-guzzling experience, such as Caramel Macchiato-inspired cupcakes or infographics tracking its success.

Though Starbucks has thus far enjoyed crazy amounts of success, such success does not come without a price. Many see the coffee house as a pretentious spot based on pumping out mid-quality java disguised as a warm, fuzzy piece of pop culture. This distaste for the corporate giant has resulted in numerous blogs and Twitter accounts mocking Starbucks and its fans.

Whether you love it or hate it, however, Starbucks is taking over the world, one Grande Pike Place at a time.

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Coffee Shop App Aperitifs
Coffee Shop App Aperitifs
Coffee & Smartphones Meet With the Starbucks Pick of the Week Program
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Linguistic Protests
Linguistic Protests
English Professor Ousted from Starbucks for Refusing to Use the Lingo
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Collective Coffee Purchasing Experiments
Collective Coffee Purchasing Experiments
Jonthan Stark Offers QR as a Money Sharing Service
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Candid Cafe Confessionals
Candid Cafe Confessionals
'The Gentlemen's Rant: Starbucks' Lays Down the Truth
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Convenient Coffee Contributions
Convenient Coffee Contributions
The Starbucks Japan 'Share with a Friend' Promo is About Bonding
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Tactile Coffee Branding
Tactile Coffee Branding
Starbucks Braille Card for Visually Impaired Caffeine Lovers
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Coffee Customization Challenges
Coffee Customization Challenges
Seattle's Best Coffee 'Create Your Deliciousness' Campaign
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Skeleton Sidekick Shoots
Skeleton Sidekick Shoots
'With Jack' by Anca Varsandan Takes Skellington Through the City
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Treats to Bribe Voters II
Treats to Bribe Voters II
Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee
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Boosted Caffeine
Boosted Caffeine
Starbucks Adds "Energy" To Drinks
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Caffeinated Donuts
Caffeinated Donuts
Dr. Bohannon Keeps You Awake the Sweet Way
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Bespoke Fast Food
Bespoke Fast Food
Off Menu Ordering
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Coffee for Your Garden
Coffee for Your Garden
Starbucks Pushes Coffee for Your Plants
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Mobile Coffee Orders
Mobile Coffee Orders
Pay for Your Next Starbucks Drink on Your iPhone
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Cheaper Afternoon Coffee
Cheaper Afternoon Coffee
Starbucks $2 Iced Drinks After 2 PM
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Are tall non-fat frappacinos the new Big Mac?
Are tall non-fat frappacinos the new Big Mac?
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Cellular Coffee Payments
Cellular Coffee Payments
Starbucks Card Mobile App Lets You Pay With Your Phone
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Tryvertising Rewards
Tryvertising Rewards
Free Starbucks Ice Cream Treats for Facebook Users
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Juiced-Up Java Brands
Juiced-Up Java Brands
Starbucks Evolution Fresh Purchase Aims to Expand Health Offerings
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Starbucks Gets a Tummy Tuck
Starbucks Gets a Tummy Tuck
New "Skinny" Beverage Lineup
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Coffee Shop Film Makers
Coffee Shop Film Makers
Starbucks Unveils First Film Deal
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Caroling Coffee Cups
Caroling Coffee Cups
Starbucks 'Let's Merry' Ad is Full of Christmas Cheer
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At-Home Coffee Covers
At-Home Coffee Covers
The Mug Hug Seals in Your Morning Brew, Just Like at the Coffee Shop
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$1 Instant Coffee to Go
$1 Instant Coffee to Go
Starbucks Via Ready Brew Launches In Purse-Sized Packs
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Starbucks Debuts On TV
Starbucks Debuts On TV
Can Holiday Ad Bring Back Customers?
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Augmented Reality Romance Apps
Augmented Reality Romance Apps
Starbucks Valentine's Day Cup Magic Helps You Spread the Love
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Corporate Funded Music
Corporate Funded Music
Starbucks to Launch Record Label With Paul McCartney
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Starbucks
Starbucks
Coffee and Movies
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$1 Starbucks + Free Refill
$1 Starbucks + Free Refill
Starbucks Fights to Keep up with McDonalds
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Kindaholic Nutrition Bars
Kindaholic Nutrition Bars
KIND Spreads Good Health and Positive Social Change Through Snacking
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Remixed Corporate Logos
Remixed Corporate Logos
The Hipster Branding Blog Takes an Alternative Look at Company Symbols
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Musicless Coffee
Musicless Coffee
Starbucks Kills The Music, Drops CD Sales
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Starbucks Targets Youth
Starbucks Targets Youth
Frapputeenos?
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Starbucks Tries Protein Drinks
Starbucks Tries Protein Drinks
New Vivanno Smoothies
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Starbucking
Starbucking
Man To Visit Every Starbucks In The World
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Customizable Coffee Cups
Customizable Coffee Cups
Show Creativity & Flair on the Create-Your-Own Mug
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Starbucks To Give Away 500,000 FREE Cups of Coffee
Starbucks To Give Away 500,000 FREE Cups of Coffee
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Social Media Coffee Gifts
Social Media Coffee Gifts
The Starbucks Card eGift Program is for Any Occasion
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Caffeinated Competition
Caffeinated Competition
Second Cup's Cafe Delights Bars VS Starbucks Liquor
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Coffee Branding Parodies
Coffee Branding Parodies
"What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church?"
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Starbucks-Inspired Garbage Cans
Starbucks-Inspired Garbage Cans
The Coffee Cup Rubbish Bin
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Loading Screen Cup Sleeves
Loading Screen Cup Sleeves
The Caffeinating Coffee Cosy Boots Up Your Morning Brew
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Wearable Java Jackets
Wearable Java Jackets
Starbucks Coffee Cuff
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Canine Coffee
Canine Coffee
Doggy Java Cafe
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Ramadan Frappucino
Ramadan Frappucino
Starbucks Caters To Muslims
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Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Starbucks Hot Drink Machines
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Branded Coffee in a Can
Branded Coffee in a Can
Starbucks 'Kyoto Matcha Latte'
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Badass Bean Roasts
Badass Bean Roasts
Kicking Horse Coffee is a Trailblazer of the Canadian Fair Trade Movement
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Supersizing Caffeine Quotas
Supersizing Caffeine Quotas
The Starbucks Trenta Size is Larger than the Average Stomach
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Exoticized Coffee Cakes
Exoticized Coffee Cakes
Taste a Bit of the Orient with the Starbucks Mooncake
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Spoofed Logo Ads
Spoofed Logo Ads
The Livingroom Communication Campaign Urges Brands to Live
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Treats For Coffee Snobs
Treats For Coffee Snobs
Starbucks Launches Super-Premium Ice Cream
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Eco-Friendly Fungus Storefronts
Eco-Friendly Fungus Storefronts
Olson Kundig Architects' Mushroom Farm Features Coffee Compost
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Unbranding Parody Graphs
Unbranding Parody Graphs
This 'Starbucks to the Future' Chart Pokes Fun at Logo Downsizing
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Crafty Cafes
Crafty Cafes
Bangkok's Big Knit Cafe Lets You Knit a Sweater on Your Coffee Break
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Jovial Java Mishaps
Jovial Java Mishaps
The 'Starbucks Spelling' Blog Portrays Some of Coffee King's Shortcomings
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Green Coffee Incentives
Green Coffee Incentives
'Karma Cup' is the Starbucks Paper Cup Contest Winner
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Refaced Cafe Packaging
Refaced Cafe Packaging
New Starbucks Branding is Launched for Bags and Sleeves
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Rebranded Coffee Shops
Rebranded Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Concept Store Has Fresh New Look
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Scattered Stick Cafes
Scattered Stick Cafes
The Starbucks Tokyo by Kengo Kuma Features A Bold and Dynamic Design
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Java Drink Confections
Java Drink Confections
These Starbucks Frappucino Cupcakes are Perfect for Caffeine Fiends
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Coffee-Guzzling Statistics
Coffee-Guzzling Statistics
The Scale of Starbucks Infographic Proves the Brand's Power
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Logo Reinvention
Logo Reinvention
The 2011 Starbucks Logo is Unlabeled But Distinct
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Crosswise Coffee Branding
Crosswise Coffee Branding
Starbucks Special Edition Packaging Seeks a Different Approach
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Industrial Box Coffee Shops
Industrial Box Coffee Shops
Starbucks Shipping Container Location Opens in Washington
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Evolutionary Logo Diagrams
Evolutionary Logo Diagrams
Stock Logos Predicts How Companies will Look Over Time
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