How Starbucks Become The Biggest Coffee Brand in the World? 10 Things You Should Know!

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Starbucks has more than 30,000 stores globally and has been our top of mind when speaking about coffee that has we tasted. It is the most popular coffeehouse in the world. As one of the customer, here are some stories about Starbucks you should know.

1. Starbucks has its own coffee farm

Starbucks owned their coffee farms

Do you know where did they get their coffee beans in Starbucks? Besides partnering with many stakeholders, they also owns a 240-hectare coffee farm! It is purchased in 2013 and located in Costa Rica. In 2018, Starbucks sold the limited-edition of single-origin Hacienda Alsacia (the name of the farm) packaged coffee to customers around the world.

2. Starbucks wasn’t founded by coffee connoisseurs

Starbucks coffee Co-Founder

According to Thrillist, Starbucks was initially started by two teachers and a writer! They are Zev Siegl (a history teacher), Jerry Baldwin (English teacher) and Gordon Bowker (a writer). They started in 1971 in Pike Place Market and only sold beans at first, before Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stepped in and accompany them to introduce to be coffee chain.

3. Starbucks first latte was introduced 13 years after opening in 1971

latte

First time Starbucks opened, they sold bulk whole bean coffee, tea, spices and also coffee makers, grinders and teapots. Later, Howard Schultz walked the streets of Milan for the first time and interested on culture of Italian café. After that, he convinced the founders to test the coffeehouse concept in downtown Seattle where the first Starbucks Caffe Latte was served.

4. The meaning of black aprons

There are several colour of aprons worn by the barista in Starbucks. When your order is made by a barista wearing a black apron, be excited! That colour are provided for baristas who are named “coffee masters” which have completed the coursework from a Starbuck education program.

5. Original Logo was Controversial

Starbucks Coffee Logo

Starbucks’ logo is really easy to remember, which is mermaid. Before 1987, it was super controversial because the mermaid, though is actually a siren, was naked and exposed its nipples. In 1992, they changed it with focus more on the face and covered up.

6. The world’s largest Starbucks

Chicago Starbucks Store

Have you wondered where the largest Starbucks store is? It is in Chicago, where all the coffee served in the store is freshly roasted on-site. With five-floors and 35,000 square foot place, you could even see the coffee roaster the first time you enter the Chicago Roastery. You could taste many unique flavoured roasted coffee with fine art of roasting at here.

7. Baristas get free coffee every week

Starbucks benefits their employee with our needs, coffee. Baristas are given a free pound (usually retails for around $15) of Starbucks coffee each week! Do you want to be one of them?

8. They have a “10 minute” rule

If you are tired and want to drink your favourite menu in Starbucks when it closed five minutes ago, don’t worry. Every starbucks location is required to serve the customers 10 minutes before the posted opening time and 10 minutes after the posted closing time. Enjoy your drink!

9. There are more than 87,000 possible drink combinations

Rich of new flavours with different combinations, according to Starbucks spokesperson Lisa Passe, “If you take all of our core beverages, multiply them by the modifiers and the customization options, you get more than 87,000 combinations.”

10. It has more than 1,600 LEED-certified cafes in 20 countries

Starbucks has more than 1,600 LEED-certified cafes in 20 countries

Have you wondered where the largest Starbucks store is? It is in Chicago, where all the coffee served in the store is freshly roasted on-site. With five-floors and 35,000 square foot place, you could even see the coffee roaster the first time you enter the Chicago Roastery. You could taste many unique flavoured roasted coffee with fine art of roasting at here.

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