Our story began in 1971. Back
then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and
spices with a single store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Today, we are
privileged to welcome millions of customers through our doors every day, in
more than 17,000 locations in over 50 countries.
Starbucks is named after the
first mate in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Our logo is also inspired by the sea
– featuring a twin‐ tailed siren from Greek mythology.
Our mission: to inspire and
nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a
We’ve always believed in serving
the best coffee possible. It’s our goal for all of our coffee to be grown under
the highest standards of quality, using ethical sourcing practices. Our coffee
buyers personally travel to coffee farms in Latin America, Africa and Asia to
select the highest quality arabica beans. Once these quality beans arrive at
our roasting plants, Starbucks experts bring out the balance and rich flavor of
the beans through the signature Starbucks Roast™.