Myths And Facts About Starbucks That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted by Muk Khatri in Facts and DIY On 22nd May 2018

Most people already know that Starbucks is taking over the world. With more than 19,000 stores in 62 countries, hardly anyone has not heard of the coffee giant. Here are some facts and myths about this company that will blow your mind.


#1 It was almost called Pequod Coffee

Yes, its true. The founders considered the name "Pequod" until they reportedly looked at a map of the Cascade Range and noticed a small mining town called "Starbo", which sounded oddly similar to "Starbuck", the name of the first mat in Moby Dick.


#2 Baristas know every secret menu by heart

A big myth. Since the secret menu is a collection of recipes made by Starbucks lovers and basristas, it's full of random items many baristas may have never even heard of before. Do your barista a favor and bring the recipe with you.


#3 Starbucks coffee is burned

Myth. The beans are just roasted to be very dark, which helps ensure uniform flavor at every location. The bitter taste of such a dark roast also goes well with milk and sugar, which are big on Starbuck's menu .

#4 There are nearly 90,000 different drink combos

Yes true. A Starbucks spokesperson has confirmed it,"Thank to the insane number of customization options, there are over 87,000 drink possibilities on the menu. As if we were not indecisive enough."


#5 The siren used to topless

True. In 1971, the Starbucks logo was brown and it featured a topless siren, but by 1987 her breasts were covered with hair and she was featured on a green and black blackground. It wasn't until 1992 that the logo zoomed in a bit more and became the gal we know today.

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