History of Starbucks

Starbucks, founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, by Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker, began as a single store specializing in high-quality coffee beans. Howard Schultz, inspired by Italian coffee culture, joined the company in 1982, eventually buying it in 1987 and expanding it into a global phenomenon. With a focus on providing a unique café experience and emphasizing social responsibility, Starbucks grew rapidly, becoming synonymous with premium coffee and community spaces. Today, it operates thousands of stores worldwide, offering a diverse range of beverages and food items while maintaining its commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing.