The coffee chain apologized for mislabeling a waterfall landmark on an Oregon-themed travel mug.
Starbucks could be in for a new coffee cup-related brouhaha after mislabeling a landmark on an Oregon-themed travel mug.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Seattle-based coffee chain has introduced a travel mug bearing sketches of notable Oregon landmarks, including Crater Lake National Park, food carts in Portland and Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival.
But there was also a waterfall design identified as “Klamath Falls” — and no such waterfall exists.
The simple line drawing of a falls topped by an arched bridge was likely meant to depict the majestic Multnomah Falls, a popular spot in the Columbia River Gorge.
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Klamath Falls is a town in southern Oregon.
Starbucks apologized by email Thursday.
The coffee chain also sparked controversy last winter by choosing a simple red ombre for its holiday cup design.