MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:39: "Starbucks' new digital tip jar won't benefit baristas."
What a stupid article. It doesn't say Starbucks baristas won't get your digital tips, just that people don't tip at Starbucks and they are likely to continue not tipping even if digital.
In all my years serving Americans I've found them to be pretty good tippers on the whole. And what's more they're considerate. I know many servers in the US get dinged by the gov't on CC tips - which we don't - so patrons leave cash instead even if paying with a CC and they do the same thing here. I don't tip them for a simple cup of coffee but I will on latte or something that requires a little effort. You have to tip them once in a while, it's like serving a sentence.