Starbucks lays off decaf coffee

January 28, 2009 12:23:39 PM PST
You will now have to wait about four minutes if you order a cup of decaf coffee at Starbucks after noon.

The company has decided to stop continuously brewing decaf after noon as part of an effort to curb waste.

A spokeswoman for Starbucks says there is less demand for decaf coffee in the afternoon, but if someone orders a cup, baristas will brew a fresh pot.

It is the latest move in an overall labor and cost-cutting plan that will save Starbucks $400 million by September.