Starbucks Makes Mistake on Oregon Travel Mugs
An undecorated cardboard Starbucks cup; the traditional cup for those on the go who need a caffeine fix.
Starbucks has released a travel mug decorated with bright colors and scenic Oregon landmarks all over the cup. Originally reported on by Kale Williams of OregonLive.com, they say some of these locales include Crater Lake, which has been named the premier spot in Oregon, the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and Portland food carts.
They may have messed up, however, on one of them. There is the outline of an idyllic waterfall underneath a bridge, all over the caption “Klamath Falls.”
Problem is, Klamath Falls is a town, not a landmark. What Starbucks probably meant to refer to was Multnomah Falls, one of the most popular locations within the Beaver State.
Pointed out by twitter user @aprilwhetsell, she captioned her photos “#FAIL @Starbucks who reviewed the final design? Klamath Falls DOESN’T have a waterfall. The pic looks like you meant #multnomahfalls #oops”
Klamath Falls, located within Klamath County in Southern Oregon, is supposedly named for a set of rapids that no longer exist, according to the Medford Mail Tribune.
Kale Williams claims that the paper has reached out to the coffee corporation and will update the story if they hear back.