If you didn’t live under a rock for the last decades, I’m sure that Starbucks is not foreign to you. However, it’s quite possible that you haven’t heard about them before the 1990s, even though they opened their first store in 1971, in Seattle. The name comes from the novel Moby Dick, and it’s rather appropriate, since the coffees that Starbucks served were imported from around the world.
Howard Schultz joined the organization in 1982, and he was the one who discovered the popularity of espresso bars while he was on a trip to Italy. He thought that he could use that idea for the Starbucks Company. The rest, as they say, is history. It became a huge success for the business.
During the next decade, Starbucks expanded throughout the United States, and the rest of the coffee-drinking world. Very soon they became a publicly traded company. Right now, there are more than 6,000 Starbucks stores in over 30 countries, and they are not done expanding yet.
Starbucks Mail Order
Besides enjoying their coffee in their own stores, you now even have the option to mail order their ground coffee beans from the comfort of your own home. Not only that, together with the equipment they offer, you can recreate their coffee under the best conditions. Truth be told, I don’t think it will be long before we can purchase t-shirts and mugs with their logo by mail as well. Would be perfect for a coffee gift basket you assemble for a Starbucks coffee addict.
You don’t have to look far to find a Starbucks store where you can enjoy a real Starbucks coffee. They seem to keep popping up everywhere. There’s a good reason…or several good reasons. First, the Starbucks organization insists that diversity really is the spice of life. The organization also insists that the very highest of standards be applied to purchasing, roasting, and delivery of every single cup of coffee that is sold. It’s a philosophy that works!
If you haven’t tried Starbucks yet, find a place near you, and have your first Starbucks coffee. Then come back here and tell me about your experience. If you’re a regular Starbucks visitor, feel free to share your favorite drink. You can leave a comment below.