Starbucks reintroduces reusable cups

Reusable cups have been reintroduced at Starbucks stores across Europe, the Middle East and Africa following a temporary pause in recent months due to COVID-19.

The coffee house company has also introduced new cleaning and safety measures to ensure contact-free pouring of beverages. Customers with reusable cups will still get a discount on their purchase.

"After rigorous testing, Starbucks is excited to introduce a new procedure which allows customers to once again use their reusable cups with confidence,” the company said in a statement.

“Our new reusable cup procedure ensures the safety of our partners and customers, while supporting our commitment to the planet and our aspirations to become resource positive.”

The new method is completely contactless, and involves using a ceramic mug to transport the reusable cup through the bar—eliminating any shared touch points between the customer and Starbucks partners.

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