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Soon New Yorkers Will Make Starbucks Come to Them, Taste Real Power

Never step foot here again. Photo: Getty
Never step foot here again. Photo: Getty

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By the end of next year, some New Yorkers will no longer have to order their extra-hot skinny vanilla lattes with a side of misspelled names and gross bathroom smell: At today's shareholders meeting, Starbucks announced that it would launch a delivery service in New York City and Seattle by the end of this year, the Daily News reports.

In its Seattle home, Starbucks has teamed up with Postmates to deliver coffee through its mobile app—but only select customers will be able to do so.

The deal is slightly suckier for New Yorkers, however—at least those who don't already work in a building with its own Starbucks. The NYC program, dubbed the "Green Apron," will roll out slowly, starting with the Empire State Building, and then move onto other office buildings with existing Starbucks cafes, at which baristas will be tasked with running up to hand-deliver coffee to workers. Both the NYC and Seattle services come with an as-yet-to-be-disclosed flat fee and a delivery window of 30 minutes. Still, anything's better than having to stand in line behind someone who has yet to grasp the concept of what "grande" actually means.