CNN reports the move follows a Starbucks issue in China. Locals stated their intentions to boycott the coffee shop after police officers were reportedly booted out (via Reuters)
Starbucks promptly refuted the charges, telling CNN that "inappropriate comments were used
Starbucks'new "Siren System" reduces drink preparation time (via Starbucks Stories & News).
Starbucks can produce a Grande Mocha Frappuccino in 36 seconds and 13 steps, down from
87 seconds and 16 stages. This doesn't affect beverage quality. The new equipment includes à unique ice dispenser, a milk-dispensing device, and speedier blenders.