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Old 05-30-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

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In Hong Kong, Starbucks patrons are upset and for good reason: the coffee chain's Central Hong Kong branch has used "toilet water" to brew coffee since it opened two years ago.

According to Apple Daily, a staffer would push a cart into a men's restroom in a nearby parking garage, fill it will water, and then push the cart back to Starbucks, where the "toilet water" would be then filtered. This would happen up to seventy times a day. The bathroom faucet was used because there was no nearby water source.

The faucet that Starbucks used was only a few feet away from a urinal. There were concerns about hygiene, and Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department told Apple Daily that this Starbucks' use of water was not within regulations. Since this discovery, the department has apparently issued a warning to the coffee chain's Central Hong Kong restaurant.
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Ben Cowling, associate professor from the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, told HK Magazine that filtering the water should remove harmful bacteria. However, a purifier would be necessary to remove the smaller-sized viruses that could be present in the water.

But that wasn't his only concern, HK Magazine pointed out. "If the staff need to frequently visit the toilet, they may increase the risk of bringing other pathogens from the washroom into their food and drink preparation area," Cowling added.

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

Chinese will do anything to cut cost.. why I never eat Chinese food or any of their bullshit.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

i wonder if it's really all that different from average hong kong tap water. and the water is heated to boiling anyway, right?

IIRC hong kong is that place where there's a whole subcity of decaying high-rise apt bldgs with little or no utilities formerly run by triads. i bet those ppl would love to get starbucks-quality water.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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I bet it tastes better than their regular coffee.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Default Re: Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

Ass backwards Chinese Starbucks, using toilet water to make coffee.

Normally Starbucks uses coffee to make toilet water.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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Default Re: Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

Misleading title. They didn't actually use "toilet water". They used the tap water from the washroom facet.

Only difference between other starbucks is that they don't get the tap water from the washroom sink.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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Default Re: Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

so they used tap water? then filtered it? the same tap we wash our face and brush our teeth with.
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Default Re: Hong Kong Starbucks Used "Toilet Water" to make coffee

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i wonder if it's really all that different from average hong kong tap water. and the water is heated to boiling anyway, right?

IIRC hong kong is that place where there's a whole subcity of decaying high-rise apt bldgs with little or no utilities formerly run by triads. i bet those ppl would love to get starbucks-quality water.

Even still, it's the sheer mental image. And OP, if I'm not mistaken aren't you (or your family) originally from some Asian country (I think maybe even China itself)? Then at the end of your post, you smirk (emoticon) as if it's a laughing/joking manner. Way to be prideful of something so disgusting. It likely speaks volumes of you on a personal RL level.

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there's a million things to get upset about in this world and X amount of time you have left to live in your life.

and considering all the crazy shit that goes on in HK 24/7, the only reason this made the news is probably because its starbucks.
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there's a million things to get upset about in this world and X amount of time you have left to live in your life.

and considering all the crazy shit that goes on in HK 24/7, the only reason this made the news is probably because its starbucks.

I totally agree there's much more "news worthy" things going on in this world, but come on man, you don't even see it being the slightest nasty?
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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Misleading title. They didn't actually use "toilet water". They used the tap water from the washroom facet.

Only difference between other starbucks is that they don't get the tap water from the washroom sink.

This....did anybody actually read the article? Its def kind of gross, but they were not serving "toilet water"
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This....did anybody actually read the article? Its def kind of gross, but they were not serving "toilet water"

I was watching the Weather Channel a bit last night - how's the weather for you Oklahomaians (sp?) today? I know you guys have already went through hell a week or so ago. I know you don't believe in God or whatnot, and it might not even make any difference to you whatsoever, but I know much of the nation (and even world) has been praying for you guys. I hope things don't turn out as bad as they did this last time.

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I totally agree there's much more "news worthy" things going on in this world, but come on man, you don't even see it being the slightest nasty?
it's H-O-N-G K-O-N-G, you f--king idiot.
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I was watching the Weather Channel a bit last night - how's the weather for you Oklahomaians (sp?) today? I know you guys have already went through hell a week or so ago. I know you don't believe in God or whatnot, and it might not even make any difference to you whatsoever, but I know much of the nation (and even world) has been praying for you guys. I hope things don't turn out as bad as they did this last time.


It looks like there will be storms for the next few days, we could easily see another big tornado this week. That last tornado was only about 2 miles away from my house at one point, but I have a legit storm shelter that would survive a direct hit, something every oklahoman should have.

I am about ready to move the fvck away from this crappy state. If it was not for my job I would have left a long time ago.

The prayers dont seem to be making much of a difference, I havent seen anybodys house put back together by prayer yet. Besides.... wasnt it god who sent the tornado in the first place??

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it's H-O-N-G K-O-N-G, you f--king idiot.

You need to C-A-L-M . T-H-E . F-U-C-K . D-O-W-N it was a simple question you fucking idiot. A yes or no would suffice instead of name calling, and for what? why? b/c one individual (me) finds commode water boiled, filtered or whatever more disgusting from a mental image perspective then the other (you)?



I don't care much for water coming from a device where people take a pee pee and/or doo doo, and you don't seem to mind at all. Oh, duh! I forgot, it's HONG-KONG! I'm an idiot, and need to just have a cup of STFU (with Starbuck's toilet H2O, of course).



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