Along with the ice, researchers also studied the cleanliness of tables, trays, and high chairs at 30 of the coffee-chain branches.
Costa Coffee was the worst offender, with seven out of 10 samples “found to be contaminated with bacteria found in feces.”
Okay so a little bit of poop never hurt anybody. Well maybe that’s not totally true but I would bet 98% of restaurants have some sort of booty juice floating around. I mean when your Starbucks and half of your customers in the store haven’t showered in days because they are too busy cranking out term papers for county college you can bet they would rather squeeze out a little turd on the chair than risk going to the bathroom and losing their train of thought. Even if they make it to the bathroom the use of hand soap is probably somehow “bad” for the environment so those dirty fingernails aren’t getting cleaned anyway.
And if I have learned anything from the 8 hours of Bar Rescue I watch every Sunday it’s that ice bins are the dirtiest places on earth. The only time someone cleans them is when Jon Taffer comes in and rips them a new one while exposing their terrible lifestyle and calling them the biggest loser this world has ever seen. Great show.
That being said for a $5 iced coffee I better be getting something extra in it and if that extra is a little bit of feces then so be it. Keep doing what you’re doing Starbucks. Those new poopy Cold Brews are delicious.