Starbucks to cut back on decaf

To save money, Starbucks will stop brewing decaf after 12 p.m in an aggressive effort to save $400 million by September and cut back on product expenses and labor.

"For many of our stores, the demand for decaf is greatly reduced in the afternoon," the company said in a statement, according to Bloomberg. "With our current standard of continually brewing decaf after 12 p.m. regardless of demand, we have seen a high amount of waste."

Customers can still request a cup of decaf after the noon
cut-off time. Brewing a fresh cup of coffee takes four minutes, according to company spokeswoman Bridget Baker

Baristas will also be brewing less coffee every thirty-minutes to cut back on waste and will be using less milk in lattes and cappuccinos.

The Seattle-based company will also be closing more stores in the U.S. and in Australia.
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