Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, they bring the unique “Starbucks Experience” to life for every customer through every cup.
Starbucks’ story began when they 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, the brand connects with millions of customers every day with exceptional products and more than 24,000 retail stores in 74 countries.
The brand has always believed in serving the best coffee possible. It’s their goal for all of their coffee to be grown under the highest standards of quality, using ethical sourcing practices. Coffee buyers from Starbucks personally travel to coffee farms in Latin America, Africa and Asia to select high quality beans. And their master roasters bring out the balance and rich flavour of the beans through the signature Starbucks Roast. Its stores are a neighbourhood gathering place for meeting friends and family. Their customers enjoy quality service, an inviting atmosphere and an exceptional beverage.
Starbucks believes in the importance of building a great, enduring company that strikes a balance between profitability and a social conscience. This includes Ethical Sourcing, Environmental Stewardship, and Community Involvement.
Starbucks Corporation was listed on NASDAQ in 1992. Its brand portfolio includes Starbucks Coffee, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Teavana, Tazo, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos Water and Torrefazione Italia Coffee.