Starbucks at 40

Starbucks at 40

It’s Starbucks’ 40th anniversary (rubies, nasturtiums). To celebrate, the 17 billion thousand Starbucks locations in the known universe will start selling whoopee pies, health products, and booze. They will also offer special, limited-time products like Starbucks Tribute Blend coffee and some kind of donut-hole-on-a-stick.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz explained to USA Today how his firm convinces Americans to pay $4 for a paper cup of coffee by offering a horrible sludge called Pike Place Blend at a more reasonable $1.50. Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan listed “The Ten Worst Legacies of Starbucks.” Go to the blogosphere to get the full 17,000item Trentasized list.


Image (“Neo-Nighthawks, after Edward Hopper”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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2 Responses to “Starbucks at 40”

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  2. Mike Licht Says:


    “A Changed Starbucks. A Changed CEO,” Claire Cain Miller, New York Times

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