If you’re someone that likes specialty drinks and coffees, chances are you’ve probably heard of or tried something from Starbucks before. Founded in 1971, the Starbucks corporation has become a massive hit across the states for decades and continues to expand and bring in customers.
You can order all kinds of specialty teas, coffees, and other drinks here as well as other menu items. But, there’s much about Starbucks that many people don’t realize. Here are some interesting facts about Starbucks that you may not know.
Look For Black Aprons For Help
If you have a question about coffee or drinks available or any related question that needs expertise, you’re best off looking for someone wearing a black apron in Starbucks. These individuals are considered coffee masters and have been trained and learned in just about anything you have to know about coffee. They have to have this knowledge and be approved by a manager to be able to have this title and the black apron, so you’ll find the best answers from these individuals.
The logo of Starbucks was meant to originally be a siren, in fact, the lady in the icon was naked and had some of her chest exposed. Later on, this was covered up and redesigned and now most people think that the logo is just a mermaid instead of the siren that it is meant to be. This theme continued on in the name Starbucks, as the name was based on Moby Dick. It was going to be the name of the whaling ship in this book by Herman Melville but instead, the creators settled on Starbucks which references the first mate.
Expanded Business Ventures
Starbucks has a few expansions of their business that most people don’t know about, like their own record label called Hear Music and a few small shops. Their record label helps supply them with the music playing in-store and has associations with other major record labels as well as some big artists. Some secret shops owned by Starbucks are placed in Seattle and other locations with different names as well. These shops are used to sell items Starbucks can’t or doesn’t sell such as cheese or wine and also for product popularity testing sometimes.
You’ve probably heard of the secret menu or seen a portion of the variety of options Starbucks has for drinks online or in person. However, some calculations done by interested parties discovered that there is a minimum of around 87,000 drink combination possibilities. This is truly massive for a coffee shop and most likely means that anyone could find something they like here if they tried some options. This makes it a bit harder to try every option when there are thousands though (if you’re the type to want to do that).
Since its creation in the 70s, Starbucks has found its way to becoming a massive chain of businesses with major profits. These interesting facts you didn’t know about this drink making company can give you some more background on how they found their footing in the world as well as the more interesting pieces of Starbucks’ history.
Learning more about the restaurants or places you like or have an interest in can be incredibly enriching and a fun way to pass the time when you have a moment to read about it, so this list can serve as that purpose.