5 Special Facts About Starbucks


Starbucks is known around the world and many people can identify the chain just from its green and white mermaid-like logo. You may not know this, but one Starbucks fact is that famous lady on the logo is actually a Siren. A Siren is a twin-tailed mermaid from Greek mythology. Although they have updated the logo since its conception, the Siren is still the face of the brand today. Starbucks is for people who love coffee and it isn’t just a coffee place, it is a full-on experience. More fun facts about Starbucks are below:

5 Starbucks Facts

    1. Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in historic Pike Place Market. (source) Although they were not yet an in-house coffee shop, they offered fresh roasted beans, teas and spices for customers to take home.
    1. Starbucks got its name from a character in Moby Dick. (source) While the coffee chain doesn’t have anything to do with a giant whale, they do like that the name conjures up ideas of early seafarers trading coffee across the sea.
    1. Employees of Starbucks get to take home a free pound of coffee every week they work. (source) They also get one free drink per shift and one free pastry item and get paid above the national average.
    1. Starbucks also bans its employees from wearing perfume or cologne. (source) this is because the scents can interfere with the smell and even taste of the coffee.
    1. The pumpkin spice latte has become a Starbucks falls staple that almost wasn’t released. (source) When Peter Dukes began working for Starbucks in 2001 he was asked to come up with a signature fall drink for the chain. When he shared his idea on the pumpkin spiced latte, early customers were not sold but Peter Dukes pushed his idea through and today the PSL signifies the beginning of the fall season.

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