The world’s largest coffee retailer has been around since 1971 and has been doing extremely well in terms of earning profits and creating a global presence. It has recently been in the news for taking control of its Japanese unit since Japan is not only Starbucks second largest market in terms of sales; it also houses some of Starbucks most profitable cafes. Let’s have a look at some really interesting facts about Starbucks a coffee giant.
1. Original Name of Starbucks Coffee
The company was originally called Pequods. The name was later changed to Starbucks, the chief mate on the Pequod.
2. Starbucks Founders
Starbucks was formed by three partners who met when they were students at the University of San Francisco. Jerry Baldwin was an English teacher by profession, Zev Siegl taught history, and Gordon Bowker was a writer.
3. Starbucks Coffee Flavors
The coffee giant serves more than 87,000 different combinations of drinks worldwide. There is a reason why you don’t get bored of visiting the same coffee place for years!
4. Starbucks Cares For Employees
The coffee giant is reported to spend more on the health insurance of its employees than it spends on coffee beans. The chain has around 300,000 employees worldwide and about 120,000 in the US alone.
5. Starbucks Logo
The original Starbucks logo was made to depict the seductive imagery of the sea via the crowned mermaid.
6. Paper Cups
The company uses around 4 billion disposable paper cups every year.
7. Starbucks Stores
Starbucks has maintained a record of opening two stores per day since 1987 with around 18,000 stores worldwide! This number is likely to slow down since every neighborhood will soon be having a Starbucks store in it.
8. Starbucks Beer-Flavored Latte
Yes, this is true! Starbucks has recently tested a Dark Barrel Latte in its stores in Ohio and Florida, and we might be seeing these in more Starbucks stores soon.