It's just a moment in time - just one hand reaching over the counter to present a cup to another outstretched hand.
But it's a connection.
We make sure everything we do honors that connection – from our commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.
From our beginnings as a single store nearly forty years ago, in every place that we've been, and every place that we touch, we've tried to make it a little better than we found it.
To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.
With our partners, our coffee and our customers at our core, we live these values:
Creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.
Acting with courage, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our company and each other.
Being present, connecting with transparency, dignity and respect.
Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.
We are performance driven, through the lens of humanity.
Our story began in 1971. Back then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices with a single store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Today, we are privileged to connect with millions of customers every day in 76 markets.
Starbucks is named after the first mate in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Our logo is also inspired by the sea – featuring a twin-tailed siren from Greek mythology.
Our mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.
We’ve always believed in serving the best coffee possible. It's our goal for all of our coffee to be grown under the highest standards of quality, using ethical sourcing practices. Our coffee buyers personally travel to coffee farms in Latin America, Africa and Asia to select high-quality beans. And our master roasters bring out the balance and rich flavor of the beans through the signature Starbucks Roast.
Our stores are a neighborhood gathering place for meeting friends and family. Our customers enjoy quality service, an inviting atmosphere and an exceptional beverage in more than 28,000 stores and two immersive Starbucks Reserve™ Roastery locations.
Total stores: 28,039* (as of Dec. 31, 2017)
Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong/Macau, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. *Includes Starbucks Coffee and Teavana retail locations
We offer some of the finest coffees in the world, grown, prepared and served by the finest people. Our employees, who we call partners, are at the heart of the Starbucks Experience.
We believe in treating our partners with respect and dignity. We are proud to offer comprehensive health coverage for eligible full- and part-time partners; equity in the company through Bean Stock; and the opportunity for eligible U.S. partners to earn bachelor’s degrees with full tuition reimbursement through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.