About Us

                    It happens millions of times each week – a customer receives a drink from a Starbucks barista – but each interaction is unique.

                    Store front of original Pike Place store

                    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 over 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.

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