Every day we go to work dreaming of two things: sharing the perfect coffee with our friends and contributing to making the world a little better. This was true when the first Starbucks opened in 1971, and it still holds true today.

At the time, the company consisted of a single store located in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Arcade. Starbucks offered the world’s best quality, freshly roasted coffee beans from just one small store. The name, inspired by Moby Dick, comes from the old coffee merchants’ maritime tradition and their love for the open sea.

In 1981, Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman, chief executive officer) stepped into a Starbucks store. Schultz entered Starbucks with his first cup of Sumatra and joined the company a year later.

A year later, in 1983, Howard Schultz traveled to Italy and was fascinated by Italians’ love of espresso bars and the coffee experience. He wanted to bring the Italian cafe tradition to the United States. Creating a place where people can come together and host their conversations… Creating their third address after home and work… Schultz left Starbucks for a short time to open Il Giornale cafes and bought Starbucks with the help of local investors in August 1987. returned to the company.

Since its inception, Starbucks has progressed to become a different company. It offered an experience, not just coffee and a rich coffee culture.

Our goal is to be a brand that inspires and enriches the human spirit!

Today, Starbucks is the world’s number one company for purchasing and roasting coffee, with over 21,000 stores in 65 countries. And we strive to deliver the unique Starbucks Experience with each cup.

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