The folks at Java Jazz on 15th Ave West decided the best way to deal with the latest Starbucks fiasco is with humor.
If you have been following the story, you know that Starbucks just opened a new store called 15th Ave. Coffee and Tea which is made to look like an independent coffee café. The store on Capital Hill got lots of attention because it does not have Starbucks name on it anywhere except on the door that says “Inspired by Starbucks.”
This is the latest in a string of stores that Starbucks has remodeled in a more rustic style using recycled materials. The Capitol Hill store is also part of a test that will include two more Seattle shops named for their surrounding neighborhoods.
Sue Reynolds from Java Jazz (located on 15th Ave West just south of the Ballard Bridge across from La Palma Restaurant) is striking back at Starbucks with the creation of this bumper sticker. Its the first in a line of bumper stickers they will be producing. The next one says “ What’s next Starbucks? Bikini Baristas?”
Sue says they are selling them now at Java Jazz and they have at least 4 more bumper stickes planned. Stay tuned.