Starbucks Corporation is an international coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 19,763 stores in 59 countries, including 12,848 in the United States, 1,264 in Canada, 973 in Japan, 778 in Great Britain, 621 in China, 441 in South Korea and 212 in the Philippines. Starbucks sells drip brewed coffee, espresso-based hot drinks, other hot and cold drinks, coffee beans, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and panini, sweet pastries, snacks, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company's products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice cream and coffee are also offered at grocery stores. From Starbucks' founding in later forms in Seattle as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, the company has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s,...
Coffee. Magic or tragic?
I'm a coffee person i tell you! The very aroma of it makes me smile the biggest smile of the day! I've heard quite some negative effects of it though. They say it discolors teeth, bad for skin etc. Is that true, or a myth? more »
Michelle Lj posted the Blog
on Jun 01, 2009 , 11:49 am
Style reinforcement: how to wear puma
Turkey's largest city has developed since I taught English here six years ago and not always in the best way. There are Starbucks dotting the city along with shops like Adidas and Puma shoes. Regardless, with palaces on the water that put Versailles to shame, savoury fish sandwiches served from boats on the Bosphorous, to tea on balconies while calls to prayer echo from mosques five times a day, Istanbul retains its distinct character. Today, Adidas, Nike and Puma CAT compete with luxury brands more »