Cafe Society

Free pastries this morning at a Starbucks near you

Starbucks is apparently feeling flush, or maybe they're just trying to pass off their pastries to all those cynics (like me) who normally bypass the glass counter shelved with muffins, apple fritters, bagels, banana bread, oat bars and oatmeal cookies in favor of a good 'ol cup of java.

Either way, today the coffee chain with a gazillion locations right here in Colorado is giving away a free pastry with any beverage purchase. Here's the caveat: You only have until 10:30 a.m., or until the pastries dry out up, whichever comes first, to score. And you have to print out this coupon and tote it with you to a Starbucks near you in order to taste test those muffins.

But, hey, free is free.