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...|
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.
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 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.
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.
To inspire and nurture the human spirit - One person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.
Reference : Starbucks Coffee Company's brochure