Devil's Brew: Starbucks Apologizes to Schoolteacher for Satanic Symbols in Her Coffee

UPDATED 04/02/2014 at 05:45 PM EDT Originally published 04/02/2014 at 01:00 PM EDT

Starbucks Apologizes to Teacher Megan Pinion for Satanic Symbols in Coffee
Megan Pinion's offending coffees
Courtesy Megan K. Pinion/Facebook
Starbucks has been the subject of numerous Illuminati rumors thanks to the symbolism in its logo, but now it's under fire for something a little more Satanic – the java giant has apologized to a Louisiana woman who received two dark symbols painted on her coffee in caramel syrup.

Schoolteacher Megan Pinion received the offending cups of coffee at the Mall of Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La., where an allegedly devil-worshipping barista served her a pair of coffees decorated with a pentagram, the sigil of the Satanic goat god Baphomet, and the number 666, the Biblical number of the beast.

Pinion, a Catholic, took to Starbucks's Facebook page to register her displeasure.

"I am in no way judging [the barista's] beliefs or dis-meriting his beautiful artwork," she wrote alongside an image of the two coffees. "I am however judging his lack of professionalism and respect for others."

Through social media, Starbucks has apologized to Pinion for the barista's behavior.

"This is obviously not the type of experience we want to provide any of our customers, and is not representative of the customer service our partners provide to millions of customers every day," Starbucks spokesman Tom Kuhn added in a statement to The Huffington Post.

The coffee chain did not address its relationship with Baphomet.

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