People will do anything to ensure they get the caffeine fix they deserve -- even if that means filing a lawsuit against mega-chain Starbucks for deceiving them by filling their cups with too much ice and not enough coffee.
According to U.S. district judge Percy Anderson, however, if you order a cold drink, you are gambling with how much ice will be put into your cup. In other words: Starbucks wins. Get over it.
Last June, a California man named Alexander Forouzesh filed a proposed class action suit against Starbucks, alleging that folks consuming cold-beverages from the chain were receiving less liquid than Starbucks advertised.
“If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and that for a given size cup, some portion of the drink will be ice rather than whatever liquid beverage the consumer ordered,” Anderson wrote in his decision to strike down Forouzesh’s lawsuit, according to the Guardian.
Starbucks itself had already given customers a little pro-tip on how to get their cold beverages just the way they like, tweeting in 2015:
Customers have always been welcome to request light ice (or, on the other end of the spectrum, extra ice) when placing their order.