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At Starbucks, connections over coffee happen every day in countries around the world through many different languages. Often the conversations between baristas and customers are in American Sign Language (ASL). A recent exchange between a Starbucks partner (employee) and a Deaf customer in Virginia drew international media attention. The customer posted a photo of the message his barista wrote: “I’ve been learning ASL just so you can have the same experience as everyone else.” This follows another popular story a few months ago when a sign language exchange between a Starbucks barista and her customer inspired others . We asked Starbucks Deaf partners Adam Novsam and Pratibha Quint to share a few coffee-related ASL words. Starbucks Coffee Smell Slurp Flavor Thank You Connecting with the Deaf Community, One Cup at a Time Coffee has a language all its own. During a coffee ta...

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