May 20, 2018

Starbucks barista puts racial slur on Hispanic man's cup

18 May 2018, 04:51 | Joann Bryant

The man told the employee that his name was Pedro at the La Cañada Starbucks

The man told the employee that his name was Pedro at the La Cañada Starbucks

A Starbucks customer says she found this label on the cup of her Latino co-worker. Just a month ago, police arrested Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson - two Black men - at the coffee chain as they waited for a friend to arrive.

Starbucks has apologized to a Latino customer in California after an employee was accused of printing a racial slur on his coffee cup.

Hernandez then followed up on Twitter (the post has since been deleted) and the company responded by telling Hernandez they had reached out to her co-worker directly. He placed the order and told the barista his name.

Pedro told Telemundo 52 that the word "beaner", was printed on the beverages he ordered, NBC4 reported.

"Beaner" is a derogatory term which used to refer to Mexicans in the United States.

"I asked him if he realized what they had put on his cup".

Once she called the store to inquire about the incident, they replied saying the barista was unable to understand Pedro's name.

Pedro believes that the slur was written on objective as the barista called him by his name to let him know his drinks were ready, NBC4 reported.

Speaking to Telemundo, Pedro said a Starbucks spokesperson had apologized for the incident and tried to remedy the situation by offering him a $50 gift card. We want to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Pedro is expecting to meet with one of the location's employees on Thursday and although he is unsure of what will come of the interaction, he hopes the barista will face serious consequences.

According the report from the CBS affiliate, Starbucks issued the following apology: "This is not indicative of the type of experience we want our customers to have when they walk into our stores".

Torres's district lies about an hour east of the town of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif., where the latest Starbucks incident took place earlier this week.

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