Starbucks. Heard of it? Had a chance to visit the first location at the Fish Market in Seattle. Humble beginnings to quite a global brand. Starbucks has exceeded expectations for the general publics interest in coffee consumption. It’s like nothing we could have imagined even 10 years ago today.
There is something comforting about the consistency of the quality of coffee as one travels. They have also been innovative with their app and gift cards for celebrations are one of the more popular items to give and receive.
There is also an element of community at play in their concept. The idea you can go to your local coffee shop, sit down, read a book, go on the internet, grab a sandwich or treat.
For those of us who are fans, we celebrate the new locations. But I for one also continue to seek out other coffee shops as I travel. There is a familiar vibe to all of the coffee joints around the globe…a place to stop and smell the coffee.
Shout out to the hard working Baristas.