Hong Kong Starbucks busted for using restroom water to make coffee.

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A Starbucks in Hong Kong has come under scrutiny from some angry customers when they discovered employers have been forced to use a water source located an arm's length from a urinal to make coffee. Ew!

Since the shop opened two years ago, the procedure employers use to retrieve water has not changed: Close to seventy times during the business day, a male employee takes a wheeled cart to the restroom which, by the way, looks a tad disgusting in the photograph. He fills the cart with water and brings it behind the counter, where Starbucks baristas use it for coffee. Why? Because there is no closer water source, according the shop employees.

The complaints made to the Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department prompted use of bottled water until a closer and more hygienic water source can be implemented.

What do you think? Considering the state of the restroom, would you buy coffee from this Starbucks? Does the source of the water gross you out sufficiently enough, or is it that there is actually a bacterial issue?

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When I get up in the middle of the night thirsty I have been known to enter the bathroom that adjoins my bedroom, fill my tooth brushing glass with water and slake my thirst, then return to bed. I suppose I could walk the length of my home and get my water from the sink in the kitchen but usually I am too sleepy to bother.

I personally would have no qualms about drinking the coffee as long as it isn't made with water from the urinal.

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