Counterfeit Coffee Break 2
Tomorrow is the first day of school. My office is set up, my syllabi and lecture notes are ready, I've double-checked to make sure that the bookstore ordered the right books, and I even know my class schedule (I think).
All of which means that it's time for a counterfeit coffee break.
From thoughtful reader Nicola Searle comes the Iranian "Star Box Coffee:"
In China, Starbucks actually won a trademark case against another imitator, the Shanghai Xingbake Coffee Shop:
In Hong Kong, communism and commerce make for a memorable blend (or as photographer Janelbot put it, "Maobucks?"):
While in Taiwan, it's fit for a king:
Japan offers a variety of caffeinated options, all suspiciously familiar:
But in Vietnam, just hold the cream and make it "Starblack":
In Thailand, counterfeit coffee has a French flavor:
Then again, there are those who prefer to make a more direct statement:
Or have simply had a bit too much caffeine: