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Starbucks through the years

The history of Starbucks

Starbucks, the American global coffee company, has been successful for years, but as with any famous coffee chain there is a history behind the success.

It started out as a single coffee shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971. By the time Starbucks was publicly traded in the early 1990s, there were over 100 stores and Starbucks had added specialty drinks, such as the Frappuccino blended beverages, to its menu.