... of the Starbucks marketing/brand/visuals team.

Did they do this on purpose, knowing this would be the result and generate news story after news story, tweet after tweet, and blog post after blog post over its ridiculousness? Are they all cackling with glee and high fiving at the success of their new campaign? The cynical corporate angel in my ear whispers yes. But it’s more likely they’re all laughing with befuddlement like the rest of us.