Starbucks Racial Slur: Drink Labeled 'Beaner,' Latino Customer Says

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The customer, who wishes to only be identified by his first name - Pedro - told Telemundo 52 that the word "beaner", not his name, was printed on the two beverages he ordered.

"I did not accept it because it's an insult to everyone, that they want to buy you with a $50 gift card", he told the Los Angeles TV station.

Starbucks apologized Wednesday after a customer reportedly found a racial slur written on their cup, just two weeks before the coffee chain is set to hold company-wide racial bias training for employees.

"Out of all the names they could've put on his coffees for "misunderstanding" him they decide to put 'beaner, '" she said, noting that the Starbucks employees apparently understood Pedro well enough to get his drink orders right.

Starbucks said in a statement it is working to remedy the incident, NBC said. "I mean, that's - when you put something in the computer and put a name on something, you're labeling someone, and I think that's not right".

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"This is not the experience that we want for our clients", the statement read. "We asked his forgiveness and we are working to correct this".

"After the April 12 incident, Starbucks vowed to "take actions" to fix and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be".

Pedro is expecting to meet with one of the location's employees on Thursday and although he is unsure of what will come of the interaction, he hopes the barista will face serious consequences.

A Starbucks barista in California allegedly handed a customer a drink with a racial slur printed on the side where the man's name should have been. Starbucks also vowed to close at least 8,000 of its cafes to provide racial bias training on May 29. The brand's cup is pictured in a shop on October 5, 2004 in New York City.

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