Saturday, September 24, 2011

Starbucks Coffee / Fast facts about Starbucks Coffee Company

Another Saturday evening. I burnt myself cleaning my space and ironing some heavy creased linens for a few hours. Gladly I took a break and headed to a nearby Starbucks with a friend for a little chitchat. A simplest plan of the evening. The prayer time just ended, I felt lucky that there is no customer yet, so I had my moment and acted like a connoisseur photographer inside. Photography is something I enjoy but I believe that my road to become a successful photographer is forever gonna be under construction. What I like is when I learn something new and be inspired. This time, I decided to free wheel my way and here is my I-Can-Be-A-Photographer attitude quite dreaming to capture the magic of the famous Starbucks Coffee armed with my 'mini' digital cam. Anyways, what's your favorite at Starbucks?

The ambiance is very relaxed with nice lighting all over the place.

Moving close with the subject.
Get closer, oh my! i'm craving for this Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins
I was snapping pictures like crazy while my friend is busy ordering our hot choco.
The Kenyan Barista shares his artistic skill of making coffee with us exactly the way we want.
My Hazelnut Hot Chocolate drizzled with chocolate on top...
Fast facts about Starbucks Coffee Company
Starbucks Origins
The Company Name
The Starbucks name came from Starbuck, Captain Ahab's first mate on the ship in Herman Mellville's classic 1851 novel Moby Dick, who was depicted as an avid coffee drinker.

First Store
The First Starbucks store opened in Seattle's (U.S.) historic Pike Place Market in 1971. It was set up by two local Seattle teachers and a writer and was originally called Starbucks Coffee, Tea and Spices. The name was later changed to Starbucks Coffee Company.

The Logo
The original Starbucks logo is based on a 16th century Norse woodcut; a two tailed mermaid encircled by the store's original name, Starbucks Coffee, Tea and Spices. The mermaid or siren reflects the seafaring origins of the early coffee traders.

Initial Public Offering
The company was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1992 and opened its first store internationally in Japan in 1996. There are now over 7,000,000 shareholders who collectively own Starbucks stock.

Global Presence
Though their roots are in the US, today Starbucks Coffee Company is a global company with more than 16,785 stores worldwide in 49 international markets, employing 160,000 partners (employees) worldwide.

Mission Statement
To inspire and nurture the human spirit - One person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. 

Reference : Starbucks Coffee Company's brochure


33 comments:

  1. I like Starbucks because they have Fair Trade, so people in developing countries may earn some more money to build schools, roads, etc.
    I have a necklace give away in my blog,have a look and if you want re-blog about it!
    xxx

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  2. I love starbucks and their tasty things! Desserts are so yummy!

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  3. Thank you for commenting :))
    I like Starbucks a lot. But in Bulgaria there are just a few, and I don't have much time to go there.. :(

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  4. I love Starbucks, I wish we had it in my country!


    http://sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  5. awesome post and pictures!

    i swear i go to starbucks like every week haha!

    x

    shopstyleconquer.blogspot.com

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  6. I wish I had Starbucks here in Italy, for the cofee and the free wifi :-) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

    My Twitter

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  7. I worked at a Starbucks in college! Ahh memories, thanks for sharing. I love your blog and just started following it!

    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  8. Anastasia from Natbeesfashion - & not only that, they love the mother nature, so most of their items are from recycled materials. i like giveaways!

    Natalie Koltunovskaya - really yummy :D

    Десислава Валентинова - so sad. but they are everywhere in saudi :D

    Sandra - maybe soon, who knows :D

    Keeping up with E.S.E.M - thanks dear, i go there like once a week :D

    Vale ♥ - hopefully soon dear :D

    Kosi Harris - thanks dear, i just followed you back :D

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  9. Of course they are everywhere here. Like McDonalds and Bank of America, Starbucks are practically on every corner! But it is one of my most favorite chill places. Especially when I'm taking a break during work. Passion Fruit Ice Tea Lemonade Sweetened is my absolute all-time favorite but I have just fallen in love with the Blended Passion Fruit Lemonade with Raspberry. As you can tell I have a really big sweet tooth LOL!

    Anyway. . . I'll stop rambling LOL! I love your site and I love what you're about. I would really love it if I had you as a follower of the Style~ Spotlighted and of course I will definitely follow back. I sincerely hope to see you soon.

    Stay FABulous!
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  10. Chanel Tonè - i've never tried that ice teas yet, thanks for sharing.. i'll probably give it a try soon.. im kinda switching my soda to ice teas now (sometimes :D). thanks for for the comment. sure i'll follow you gorgeous!

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  11. Love the photos!=)

    Followed you.Hope you'll follow back.

    just-point-and-shoot.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm happy that you liked the bag ... It really is vintage, my grandma gave it to me! : )

    OH I love Starbucks .... I would die for a Java Chip Chocolate right now! : D
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    xoxo

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  13. Starbucks is always great! Not exactly friendly to my student budget, but amazing nonetheless!

    love the blog, following!

    jo from slowcatharsis.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi girl !

    Thank you for your comment !

    I love starbucks !

    xx
    Meelena
    www.TheSerialShopper.blogspot.com

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  15. Love Starbucks!!!!!! Specially their muffin!!!!!!!!!!

    I;m following!!!
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  16. Starbucks is amazing!

    great blog! Follow each other?

    www.juliphotodiary.com

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  17. Great post!! loved!!
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  18. I'm there now!! I used to be addicted to hazelnut hot chocolate :)

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  19. Starbucks is one of my favourite places to go, especially in the evening because there are barely any queues. Lovely photography.

    Sarah
    xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  20. Nadin - sure i will sweety, thanks :D

    Cinderella Alert - you're welcome :D i just love vintage bags, my eyes always get their attention.

    Jo - thanks jo, i'll follow yours too :D

    sharon vuitton - I think everyone does :D

    The serial shopper - you're welcome sweety.

    Julia - thanks gorgeous, i'll follow yours too.

    Juli Photo Diary - sure! thanks for coming dear.

    Corina - i'm so glad you like it, thanks gorgeous!

    Andrea - :) i'm just into it right now, thanks dear.

    Sarah - thanks that you like the photos gorgeous. it's true, starbucks is peaceful in the evening.

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  21. I usually don't drink coffee but i love their frappuccino mocha:)

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com

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  22. what a interesting post
    you always show us new things ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  23. Juli Photo Diary - thanks!

    Alexandria - i minimize myself drinking frap, sometimes i have this vertigo when i drink them :D

    Maria Bastida - i'm just so random. i'm glad that you find it interesting. thanks :D

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  24. i love the choclate muffins :)

    wish you a wonderful week, darling!

    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.blogspot.com

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  25. fashion meets art - so sweet Maren, thanks!

    Audrey Leighton - thanks for the visit lovely!

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  26. damn! because of this post i have a huge craving for a starbucks chai latte aaand cookies cakes from starbucks. seriously this is the best cafe EVER!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  27. C & M - it must be the genuine, dark-roasted Starbucks coffee main secret recipe :D thanks for the visit lovely!

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  28. Magda - everyone does! thanks for the visit.

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