People filed in and out carrying their hand-warmers in the form of a tall, grande, or venti sized coffee cup. So what is the deal with coffee -particularly Starbucks? After conducting my own research about this company, I felt that the information was worth sharing with you. (Info taken from: http://me.starbucks.com)
1980's: Howard Schultz joins Starbucks in 1982. While on a business trip in Italy, he visits Milan’s famous espresso bars. Impressed with their popularity and culture, he sees their potential in Seattle. He’s right – after trying lattes and mochas, Seattle quickly becomes coffee-crazy.
1990's: Starbucks expands beyond
2000's: The Starbucks phenomenon continues. As of this writing, Starbucks has more than 16,000 stores in 48 countries. In addition to our excellent coffees and espresso drinks, people now enjoy Tazo® tea and Frappuccino® blended beverages.
How many cups of coffee have you purchased over the last week, month, year, or years? I am so amazed that a hot beverage that once cost around a quarter in the 1950's now can cost up to $7-8 (depending on the size you purchase and what "type" of coffee you have ordered). I usually stop by a shop at least once a week. Some of my students blessed me at Christmas time with Starbucks gift cards - yea baby! What do I order? My order would consist of a tall latte with whip (whipped cream). No sugar or other sweetener...just a cup of "wake up juice".
I hope you are staying warm, and enjoying whatever type of hot beverage you like! Until next time... ~Pamela