As many of you know the first ever Starbucks was opened in Seattle Washington in the Pike Place Market in 1971. From these humble beginnings it has grown to a world wide phenomenon.
The original Starbucks
In those days who would have ever thought a successful restaurant chain could be built on just one product,coffee?
It has grown to be the largest coffee company in the world with over twenty thousand stores in sixty-one countries. All the while selling something no one really needs at a price no one can really afford.
It’s rather ironic that a state and city whose people pride themselves in being health conscious would produce and support a company that produces nothing that is healthy or promotes a healthy lifestyle, all the while paying huge sums of money for said product.
Selling snack, mugs and other trinkets Starbucks has become the happening place to be for the young and wannabe young at heart, while providing free WiFi service to it’s many patrons.
I’m not slamming Starbucks, as everyone is free to choose how they decide to spend their money and time, their coffee is delicious, just in my humble opinion, overpriced.