Starbucks rolls out ‘unity’ cup ahead of Election Day

Starbucks' new cup is displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in New York. One week before Election Day, Starbucks has unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it said is meant to be "a symbol of unity." The green cup features a mosaic of more than 100 people, including a coffee farmer and barista. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Starbucks' new cup is displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in New York. One week before Election Day, Starbucks has unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it said is meant to be "a symbol of unity." The green cup features a mosaic of more than 100 people, including a coffee farmer and barista. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

SEATTLE (AP) — One week before Election Day, Starbucks has unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it says is meant to be “a symbol of unity.”

The green cup features a mosaic of more than 100 people, including a coffee farmer and barista.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls it “a divisive time in our country” and says in a statement that the coffee giant wanted to come up with a symbol to serve “as a reminder of our shared values.”

The cup debuts Tuesday, the same day Seattle-based Starbucks brings back its traditional holiday drinks. But, the company isn’t saying if it will replace the somewhat derided red holiday cup from last year. The simple red design of that cup was criticized by some for lacking in holiday spirit.

WIVB.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s