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It's probably the worst morning ever to be latte-fetching assistant: Starbucks is giving out free cups of coffee from 10 AM to noon today as part of its first-ever National Coffee Break. Why, how wonderful for New Yorkers — we could really benefit from some Starbucks brand-awareness, as if we all weren't tweaked enough as is.

The company's partners will take coffee to some patrons who can't make it in, using innovative, mobile-sampling 'Venti Vans' and insulated coffee backpacks.

It's like spring break for grown-ups — but instead of a Mexican with a camelbak full of tequila, we get a cherub-faced barrista with a backpack full caffeine shoving Arabian Mocha Sanani down your throat.

Starbucks to Pour 500,000 Free Cups [Monsters and Critics via AdFreak]