Starbucks Statement on Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax

On June 5, the Seattle City Council voted to pass a tax on sweetened beverages. The impact on many beverages, including ready to drink and handcrafted coffee and tea beverages will be finalized through the rule making process.

We have informed city officials that we are concerned about the harmful economic impact this measure will have on the hundreds of Seattle's coffee shops, beyond just Starbucks, and their customers.

We encourage customers to call or write the Seattle City Council today at 206-684-4000 or [email protected] to make their voice heard.