- Starbucks was started by a writer and two teachers. Their names are Gordon Bowker, Zev Siegl, and Jerry Baldwin. At first, they only sold coffee beans.
- The name was actually inspired by a Moby-Dick character.
- The bizarre size names that Starbucks has for their drinks are meaningless. The Starbucks CEO admits that the sizes were just made up in a conference room.
- The Pumpkin Spice Latte was invented by Stanford basketball player, Peter Dukes.
- When Starbucks first became a publicly traded company in 1992, stock shares were only $17. Now, that share is worth close to $80.