Starbucks Can’t Spell Coffee (others can’t spell at all)

Apr 13, 2015 by

Just like I pointed out in my last article, there are certain entities that should be able to spell certain things. Residents of a state should be able to spell their state names and businesses should be able to spell things that are specific to their industry.   Here are some examples of major gaffes I’ve seen recently that illustrate this point.


Canal Place
New Orleans, La.
Discovered 04/10/2015

I’m sorry but, if you’re the largest, global COFFEE chain IN THE WORLD with over 21,000 stores in over 60 COUNTRIES, and YOU CAN’T SPELL “COFFEE”, you need to shut down immediately.  Either close your doors or start serving items you can spell.

My next victim is a bar that can’t spell the drinks they serve.  In particular, a NEW ORLEANS bar that CAN’T SPELL “HURRICANE”.


Jazz Cafe
Decatur Street
New Orleans, La
Discovered 04/11/2015

Seriously, the “Hurricane” is arguably the most popular drink in the city and one that was created here.  And, as everyone knows, this city is no stranger to the storms of the same name.   If I owned this bar, I would have fired the person who wrote this.

Here’s another place  (restaurant) that can’t spell “hurricane”.  I was alerted to this by a friend of a friend so I had to go find it myself a few weeks ago.


How about a Souvenir Shop owner that can’t spell “Souvenir”?


Parked on N. Peters St.
New Orleans, La.

And lastly, this French Quarter restaurant has some issues they need to resolve as well.  In fact, I’ve posted their mistakes to their Facebook Page twice.  In each post, I asked them if they’ll hire me to make their signs.  I’m still waiting for an answer.  (edit: I just noticed they deleted my last post……)

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Huck Finn’s Cafe
Decatur Street
New Orleans, La.
Discovered between 02/2015 – 04/2015

That’s it for this post. If you discover items like this on  your own that you’d like to share, let me know!

This is why we can’t have nice things.


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  1. tatiandme

    I hate this series. Dan strikes me as the worst type of asshole — a grammar Nazi looking for any typo to trump up his own sense of self superiority. I pulled him up on Facebook, and no joke, HALF of his updates are pedantic nitpicking of business owners and media outlets making innocuous spelling mistakes. And half of THOSE posts are peppered with jealous asides about how he could do the job even better than whoever wrote it. That may even be true! But I doubt anyone would want to work with a puckered taint like him. Enjoy those non-paying blog gigs, Dan.

    I also found three typos while scrolling through his profile. Or maybe I didn’t. But I do know that vain slug will go through and look through the last few days of his posts to see if I’m right. His erect penis will probably be throbbing as he licks his lips and concocts his comeback, likely posted under a screenshot of this post on that graveyard of a Facebook profile he calls home.

    I just hope a roach gets stuck in this unemployed snob’s ear.

    • Dan Soto


      I’m so honored to be considered the “worst type of asshole”. That means so much to me!
      Anyway, regarding any typos I’ve made, maybe you didn’t read my first post in this series. If you did, then you’d understand why my typos don’t counteract any point I’ve made so far.

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