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London Mayor Boris Johnson (3rd R) and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (C) chat to apprentice barristas in the company's Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

London Mayor Boris Johnson (3rd R) and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (C) chat to apprentice barristas in the company's Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

London Mayor Boris Johnson (3rd R) and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (C) chat to apprentice barristas in the company's Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
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The Washington corporate headquarters of coffee giant Starbucks is pictured in this aerial photograph taken from a helicopter in Seattle, August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

The Washington corporate headquarters of coffee giant Starbucks is pictured in this aerial photograph taken from a helicopter in Seattle, August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

The Washington corporate headquarters of coffee giant Starbucks is pictured in this aerial photograph taken from a helicopter in Seattle, August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante
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A barrista's apron hangs on a peg in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A barrista's apron hangs on a peg in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A barrista's apron hangs on a peg in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
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Raindrops are seen on the Starbucks logo on a signage at a branch of the coffee shop chain in London October 8, 2012. Picture taken October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

Raindrops are seen on the Starbucks logo on a signage at a branch of the coffee shop chain in London October 8, 2012. Picture taken October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

Raindrops are seen on the Starbucks logo on a signage at a branch of the coffee shop chain in London October 8, 2012. Picture taken October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor
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An empty cup is left on a table outside a Starbucks coffee shop in London December 1, 2011. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

An empty cup is left on a table outside a Starbucks coffee shop in London December 1, 2011. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

An empty cup is left on a table outside a Starbucks coffee shop in London December 1, 2011. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files
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St Paul's Cathedral is pictured behind a signage for a Starbucks coffee shop in London October 8, 2012. Picture taken October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

St Paul's Cathedral is pictured behind a signage for a Starbucks coffee shop in London October 8, 2012. Picture taken October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

St Paul's Cathedral is pictured behind a signage for a Starbucks coffee shop in London October 8, 2012. Picture taken October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor
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A customer sips her coffee in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS)

A customer sips her coffee in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS)

A customer sips her coffee in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS)
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Branded coffee mugs are displayed on a shelf in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Branded coffee mugs are displayed on a shelf in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Branded coffee mugs are displayed on a shelf in Starbucks' Mayfair Vigo Street branch in central London September 12, 2012. Picture taken September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
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