Starbucks' journey commenced in 1971 within Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, where our first store offered a diverse selection of freshly roasted coffee beans, teas, and spices to bring home. The name "Starbucks" was inspired by the classic tale of "Moby-Dick," reflecting the maritime heritage of early coffee trading. A pivotal moment came when Howard Schultz joined in 1982, after being captivated by Starbucks coffee. Following a trip to Milan in 1983, Schultz returned to infuse the warmth and artistry of Italian coffee culture into Starbucks, leading to a transformation into a genuine coffeehouse in 1987. This marked the beginning of our journey to becoming a global presence, with stores established across the US, Japan, Europe, and China. Central to our existence is Our Mission, dedicated to nurturing the infinite possibilities of human connection.
Coffee & Craft
At Starbucks, crafting the perfect cup of coffee is a collaborative endeavor. From the meticulous work of coffee farmers to the expertise of master roasters and the care of baristas, each stage contributes to the exceptional experience. With unwavering commitment, we uphold the highest standards of quality and service, blending heritage with innovation. The result is an intricate symphony of flavors and textures, evolving over time to create new moments for coffee enthusiasts to cherish.