A Starbucks employee in La Canada, California, reportedly wrote “BEANER” on a Latina customer’s coffee cup.
The victim’s friend Miguel Acosta recalled the incident for KCBS thorough an interpreter:
He went to Starbucks, and they asked for his name, and his name is “Peter,” and they wrote this “beaner.” And he’s saying that’s not fair. My friend is also sad.
The Starbucks manager refused to talk to KCBS, but the coffee giant released a statement:
This is not indicative of the type of experience we want our customers to have when they walk into our stores. We have apologized to the customer directly and are working to make things right.