For the Throners: Who else noticed the Starbucks cup of Coffee at Winterfell?

season 8 Ep4

So apparently Starbucks was formally called Starkbuck because it seem to have originated in Winterfell.

We all know its really cold up North and our Queen Denny decided drinking Ale wasn’t good enough, i’ll have a cup of coffee instead…. LOL

There was so much action going on we missed out on little details. Both producers  Dan Weiss and David Benioff were interviewed and this is what they had to say

David Benioff: It’s like, you know, I think in Persian rugs, it’s tradition that you make a little mistake when making the rug, because only God can do anything perfect. So for us I guess that just was our [mistake].


Dan Weiss: That’s why I put the coffee cup there. [laughs]Conscious, concerted statement of our imperfection.


David Benioff: We were concentrating so much on Daenerys and Jon Snow that we just didn’t see this coffee cup right in the middle. So, at first I couldn’t believe it, and then it was embarrassment. ‘How did we not see this coffee cup in the middle of the shot?’ And then, eventually, it was just kind of funny. This one is just a mistake, and it’s kind of funny to us now.

How they missed it is a question they acknowledge asking. Initially, HBO was quick to handle the coffee cup mistake. They offered a great reaction and then quickly edited it out of the scene. Since it happened, it also got a response from Emilia Clarke.

Of course, the internet never forgets. So it has remained an unintentional yet highly memorable part of Game of Thrones’ final season.

Unfortunately for Game of Thrones and its showrunners, it was not the first error of its kind. A water bottle showed up in the series finale, and there was also an error with Jaime’s hand. Neither got as much attention as the supposed Starbucks cup did.

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