Starbucks Cutting Back On Decaf In The Afternoon
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer. The world's largest coffee chain is cutting back by cutting off decaf after lunch. Forget the half-caf, half-decaf in the afternoon unless you have extra time to wait for a special brew. Starbucks says afternoon customers want the real deal. They've been throwing out too much of the low-voltage variety. Starbucks says it's part of a plan to save $50 million a month. This is Morning Edition.
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Correction Jan. 28, 2009
The audio for this story contains an error. Starbucks says the decaf plan is not related to a $50 million cost-savings effort.