10 Things Starbucks Employees Won’t Tell You

You deserve a free birthday drink

Make your birthday even happier with a birthday reward. Starbucks will give you almost anything on the menu, including a drink, food item or bottled beverage, totally free on your birthday.

Water is free

Starbucks is all about the coffee, but maybe you're looking for water wash down your Frappuccino.

The Puppuccino is real

Here's a paw-some tip! You might have seen friends share adorable photos of their dogs sticking their snouts into a Starbucks cup.

It's simple to save 10 cents on a drink

The chain paused the personal-cup program during the early days of the pandemic but now has a contact-free system where your barista never touches your cup.

There are free refills

You're not going to get a Frappuccino or latte refilled for free, but you can get free refills of brewed coffee (including cold brew and iced coffee) or tea.

The Starbucks logo isn't a mermaid

That's not really a mermaid in the company logo. She's a siren, a creature from Greek mythology whose haunting song lured sailors to wreck their ships on rocks.

There's a secret Starbucks for the CIA

There's one Starbucks location where they'll never ask for your name to put on your drink.

There's a signing Starbucks for the Deaf community

Washington, D.C. is home to the nation's first Starbucks Signing Store, staffed with employees who are fluent in American Sign Language.

You can earn Stars for grocery products

You already know Starbucks has a rewards program where you earn points, called "Stars," to redeem for free stuff.