Good morning! This little tidbit is something I learned from Carmen yesterday, and she had bags of coffee to prove it, so it must be true.
Apparently Starbucks takes the bottom cup of beans or so from every industrial-sized bag they use and wrap them up and give them out rather than repackaging and reselling then. Some Starbucks’ leave them sitting on the counter, some you have to ask for them. But what you’ll get is a nice little package of enough beans to brew a pot of coffee. For free.
Starbucks, I hereby officially repent of referring to you as the Evil Empire.