Looks like Starbucks is in some hot water with a couple of latte enthusisats. Two Californian coffee lovers are suing the company for under-filling their lattes, according to Law 360.
Apparently, the foam that reaches the brim of the cup should not count towards being coffee.
Siera Strumlauf and Benjamin Robles claim that regardless of cup size, their lattes are lacking actual latte by at least 25 percent every time they order.
According to the suit, while the milk goes to the rim sometimes:
In the food science community, as well as in the weights and measures community, foam is not measured on a volumetric basis.
They blame Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz for cutting costs and reducing the milk that goes into the hot beverage.Looks like he's got a latte explain' to do.
Strumlauf and Robles are currently seeking an unspecified amount of damages.