Damn, son. Damn. My biggest complaints about Starbucks is usually when they don’t have a bathroom. Apparently the folks at one Hong Kong location have been drinking the extra brown coffees (that’s shit water, folks! HAH).

According to¬†Apple Daily, a staffer would push a cart into a men’s restroom in a nearby parking garage, fill it will water, and then push the cart back to Starbucks, where the “toilet water” would be then filtered. This would happen up to seventy times a day. The bathroom faucet was used because there was no nearby water source.

Damn. They go on to say that some of the bacteria should be filtered through but not all. Also, the frequent visits to the bathroom would definitely contaminate the prep areas.

Citizens are pretty outraged but I’m just glad Starbucks is keeping their cool about it.

On Facebook, Starbucks Hong Kong issued this reply: “Please kindly accept our apologies for the concerns raised by the coverage on the water source at the Bank of China Tower store. While the water used at that store was drinking water and certified as safe, we would like to clarify any misperceptions, as quality and safety have always been our top priority. We are now using distilled water to serve that store while we work with all parties on acceptable options.”

The Starbucks began using distilled bottled water this past weekend.


[via kotaku]

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