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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘All Over’

Written by Pat Papers | Thursday, 6 February 2014 2:02 PM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘All Over’

Today’s Starbucks alter ego comes from Oliver, who seems to be everywhere.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘Rock’ and ‘Rose’

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 7:55 PM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: ‘Rock’ and ‘Rose’

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Brooke, who sent us not one, but two doppelgängers.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: Shame

Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 7:09 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: Shame

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a reader named Sam, who wonders if her local barista is trying to call her out about something.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: An(n)

Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 8:46 AM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: An(n)

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who says her barista was so close to getting her name right and was clearly contemplating adding another letter before deciding against it.

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Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: Ann(e)

Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 8:16 AM

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego: Ann(e)

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Ann, who told us she was impressed by how conscientious her baristas were to get the spelling of her name right.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: Awn

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 17 June 2013 6:37 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: Awn

We haven’t had a good Starbucks Alter Ego for awhile, but then a woman named (not-my-wife) Dawn dropped us a line.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: “Yogom”

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 11 March 2013 6:03 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: “Yogom”

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from a man named Johan. He writes: “Whenever I think there couldn’t possibly be any more variations of ‘Johan’  out there, the baristas prove me wrong!” Here’s his moniker from this morning.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: “Auntie Goney”

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 25 February 2013 9:13 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: “Auntie Goney”

After a bit of a dry spell, we received this gem from a reader named Antigoni. Amazing.

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VIDEO: Starbucks Alter Egos at Home

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 1 February 2013 7:43 AM

VIDEO: Starbucks Alter Egos at Home

SNL took our Starbucks Alter Egos to a new level in a very funny skit last weekend. Check out the Verismo, an at-home coffee machine that replicates, down to the customer service, a trip to Starbucks.

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Starbucks Alter Ego: “Aria?”

Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 19 November 2012 9:23 AM

Starbucks Alter Ego: “Aria?”

Today’s Starbucks Alter Ego comes from Iris, who gives her barista “points for trying.”

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