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Starbooze? Starbucks expands its menu

Starbucks adding booze to evening menu

Beer and wine at Starbucks? CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks it's a "refreshing" idea.

Starbucks is serving alcohol at stores across the United States to lure evening customers looking for a kick from something other than caffeine.

The coffee chain is also expanding its tea selection. During its annual meeting on Wednesday, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz invited celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey on stage to announce the addition of the Teavana Oprah Chai in an attempt to attract more daytime patrons.

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Starbucks is also now allowing customers to tip via a smartphone app.

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"All this adds up to something which says 'we're bigger than just the price of coffee in Brazil.' And I thought that was refreshing," Cramer said Thursday on "Squawk on the Street."

Disclosure: Cramer's charitable trust does not own shares of Starbucks.