It all began in Seattle, Washington in 1971 when Starbucks opened its first coffeehouse. From there, this American coffee company blossomed into a coffeehouse chain, distinguishing itself from other coffeehouses by offering quality dark roast coffees that tasted as good as they smelled and delivering a delightful customer service experience.
As of 2016, Starbucks chains are operated predominantly in America, however they have expanded into other countries including China and South Korea. Now with a total of 23,768 locations worldwide, it is the most recognizable coffeehouse chain there is.
And if you need a gift for the coffee lover in your life, or just for yourself, every Starbucks location sells whole bean and ground coffee varieties that you can purchase to make at home. Plus, you'll find an assortment of mugs and tumblers that make perfect presents. Visit your local Starbucks today to start your morning off right, or for a much-needed afternoon pick-me-up.