PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – 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 covered in 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. Klamath Falls is a town in southern Oregon.
Starbucks has not replied to a request for comment.
The coffee chain also sparked controversy last winter by choosing a simple red ombre for its holiday cup design.