Monday, September 21, 2015

Fun facts about Starbucks

  • 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.

--Kara Kelso

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