NPR logo

Starbucks Offers A Free Cup Of Coffee With A Condition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/230650676/230643548" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Starbucks Offers A Free Cup Of Coffee With A Condition

Around the Nation

Starbucks Offers A Free Cup Of Coffee With A Condition

Starbucks Offers A Free Cup Of Coffee With A Condition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/230650676/230643548" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In these divisive times, CEO Howard Shultz is urging people to talk to one another. Starbucks is offering free coffee if you buy someone else a coffee. Think of it as subsidized conversation.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with shutdown beverage news. New breweries cannot open. The partial government shutdown prevents the Treasury Department from approving them. You can still get coffee at Starbucks. CEO Howard Shultz, who spoke up for gun rights - then had to ask people to stop bringing guns to his stores - waded into politics again. He's urging people to talk to one another, offering free coffee if you buy someone a coffee - subsidized Starbucks conversation.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2013 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.