13 Steaming facts about Starbucks Every Starbucks lover should know about

Niharika Kalyankar Niharika Kalyankar
Jul 30, 2021 5 min read
13 Steaming facts about Starbucks Every Starbucks lover should know about

Starbucks is a chain of coffeehouses that has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the world's largest coffee brand and the most popular go-to destination for coffee lovers.

The company has 32,660 stores in 83 countries, including 16,637 company-operated stores and 16,023 authorized stores, and has a net worth of $10 billion.

The espresso mecca started during the 1970s with Gordon Bowker, an author; Zev Siegl, and a few experienced instructors; and Jerry Baldwin, an English educator. CEO Howard Schulz took over the 1980s, and he was the person who introduced beverages to the coffee chain. Previously, they just sold espresso beans.

Starbucks Cofee has high level of caffeine
Starbucks owned a Record Label
There is a Secret Drink Size not shown on the Menu
Starbucks has a City Mugs Collection
Starbucks has secret shops
Starbucks drink has more than 87,000 combinations possible
The 10-minute rule
A Starbucks lover goes to Starbucks six times a month
Perfumes are banned in Starbucks
Black aprons are the uniform for coffee connoisseurs
The drink sizes don't mean anything
Starbucks has Round tables for a reason
Starbucks has been sued for an underfilled lattes and mochas
FAQ

Starbucks Cofee has high level of caffeine

Starbucks' grande espresso coffee has 330 milligrams of caffeine, has about as much caffeine as three cans of Red Bull. By examination, a standard 16-ounce cup of blended espresso contains around 190 milligrams.

Starbucks has dangerously more caffeine than the daily safe portion of caffeine in the grande espresso: 400 milligrams.

Starbucks owned a Record Label

Starbucks is widely known for the music they usually have playing at each store. In 1999, Starbucks purchased the record name "Hear Music" and marked specialists like Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Alanis Morissette, Carly Simon, and Sonic Youth. The record label collapsed in 2008.

There is a Secret Drink Size not shown on the Menu

Starbucks Drink Size
Starbucks Drink Size

Starbucks has three standard drink sizes: tall, grande, and venti. However, there are more than 2 sizes that are not advertised on the menu. First is an 8-ounce "short" cup, which is the cup wherein a child's hot cocoa is served.

However, you can get any drink in it. Then, there's the Trenta, which holds 31 ounces and is just for frosted beverages.

Starbucks has a City Mugs Collection

Starbucks City Mugs Collection
Starbucks City Mugs Collection

Starbucks offers a hearty mug as a souvenir to remember your trip to the city! This chain has a line of "You are here" mugs and they can be found in all main cities around the world. These mugs can be found in gift shops, tourist spots, and rest stops.

Starbucks has secret shops

Starbucks Roy street Coffee & Tea
Starbucks Roy street Coffee & Tea

Starbucks has a couple of secret shops, says The Seattle Times. One is known as Roy Street Coffee and Tea in Seattle and they sell things that aren't on usual Starbucks menus.

This includes things like wine, lager, and connoisseur cheeses that can't be mass delivered. Starbucks uses these secret shops to try out new items too.


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Starbucks drink has more than 87,000 combinations possible

Starbucks surely has a big menu, but 87,000 options?

Starbucks deputy Lisa Passe clarified how they prepared it to a Wall Street Journal blogger: "If you take the whole of our center drinks, multiply them by the modifiers and the customization choices, you get more than 87,000 mixes."

In this way, clients can make their most loved beverage that suits their lifestyle.

The 10-minute rule

Starbucks has a 10-minute rule guideline that they have to follow. The rule requires each store to open its doors 10 minutes before the posted time and close 10 minutes after the end time.

This is to ensure great customer satisfaction, as many times there is a customer eagerly waiting for Starbucks to open.

A Starbucks lover goes to Starbucks six times a month

Insights say that a normal Starbucks customer visits the store around six times each month. The most loyal customers of Starbucks are known to visit 18 times each month.

Perfumes are banned in Starbucks

Indeed, you read that right. By the Starbucks clothing standard, "Scent, cologne, shaving cream or exceptionally fragrant Β deodorants may not be worn because Β the smell influences the taste and fragrance of our espresso."

The chain likewise restricted smoking during the 1980's.

Black aprons are the uniform for coffee connoisseurs

Starbucks Black Aprons
Starbucks Black Aprons

The dark aprons are kept for " coffee experts." Starbucks baristas need to become certified coffee experts to wear dark aprons. The coffee connoisseurs have to learn all about coffee making to work at Starbucks.

The drink sizes don't mean anything

Rather than using the usual terms like little, medium and huge, Starbucks uses tall, grande, and venti for their beverage sizes. These names were simply made in a conference room.

Chief Howard Shultz needed to bring Italian bistro-style to Starbucks in 1987 and to make "a culture of warmth and having, where everybody is gladly received."

Starbucks has Round tables for a reason

Starbucks has Round Tables
Starbucks has Round Tables

Round and rectangular tables are widely found in Starbucks. Round tables provide a homely and comfortable feel to the customers even when they are by themselves.

Starbucks has been sued for an underfilled lattes and mochas

U.S. lawsuit blamed the espresso chain for cheating clients by underfilling lattes and mochas to decrease milk costs. The coffee giant was sued for neglecting to fill its coffee cups right to the brim. California residents claim that Starbucks serves lattes that are 25% smaller than the menu claims. They were likewise sued for using an excess of ice.

FAQ

Who is the founder of Starbucks?

Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl are the founders of Starbucks.

Who was the first CEO of Starbucks?

Howard Schultz was the first CEO of Starbucks.

When and where was Starbucks started?

Starbucks was started on 31 March 1971 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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