Starbucks finally gets its head out of its coffee grounds.
We’re having, as you might have heard once or twice, a heckuva drought out here in the West.
So Starbucks has decided it’s maybe not a great idea to be using California water for its Ethos bottled water brand.
Mother Jones magazine reported a little more than a week ago that the coffee chain was using private springs up near the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Starbucks said today: yeah, no — we’ll use Pennsylvania water for at least the next six months.
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