If you are a fan of Starbucks coffee, you might be interested to know that a former employee of the global chain has leaked the recipes of every drink on the menu. The ex-barista, who was fired for undisclosed reasons, shared the detailed instructions on how to make the beverages on social media, sparking a viral trend.
The viral leak
The original post was shared on the social media platform TikTok according to The Economics Times and later the pictures were posted as threads on X by a user named Kalyan with the caption, “A Starbucks employee got fired and she posted every Starbucks drink recipe. you’re welcome.”
The thread included everything from cold brews to frappes, with step-by-step procedures and exact measurements of ingredients. The photos also showed the codes and abbreviations used by Starbucks baristas to mark the cups.
The thread has received over 100k likes and 20k retweets, as well as thousands of comments from coffee lovers who were excited to try out the recipes at home. Some users even joked that they would start their own “Homebucks” business with the leaked information.
The legal implications
However, not everyone was amused by the leak. Some users expressed concerns that the former employee could face legal repercussions for potentially breaching their contract with Starbucks. According to the company’s website, information about “recipes, formulas, coffee blends” is considered confidential and should not be “disclosed to anyone outside of the company”.
It is unclear whether Starbucks will take any action against the ex-employee or the users who shared the recipes online. The company has not issued any official statement on the matter yet.
While some people might be tempted to recreate their favorite Starbucks drinks at home with the leaked recipes, others might prefer to support local coffee shops or make their own original concoctions. There are plenty of online resources and tutorials that offer tips and tricks on how to brew a perfect cup of coffee, without relying on a multinational corporation.
Some of the benefits of making your own coffee at home include:
- Saving money and reducing waste
- Customizing your drink according to your taste and preference
- Experimenting with different flavors and ingredients
- Enjoying the process and the satisfaction of making something yourself
Whether you are a loyal Starbucks customer or a DIY enthusiast, there is no denying that coffee is a popular and versatile beverage that can suit any mood and occasion. The next time you crave a caffeine fix, you might want to check out the leaked recipes or try something new.