Starbucks began from humble roots in Seattle Washington in 1971 and has expanded tremendously into a household name on an international scale. Starbucks first became profitable in Seattle in the early 1980s, and despite an initial economic downturn with its expansion into the Midwest and British Columbia in the late 1980s, the company experienced revitalized prosperity with its entry into California in the early 1990s. The first Starbucks location outside North America opened in Tokyo in 1996; overseas properties now constitute almost one third of its stores. The company had opened an average of two new locations daily between 1987 and 2007.
It seems like there is a Starbucks coffee on every corner – well, that is entirely possible because there are over 23,000 stores worldwide; with over 13,000 of them being in the US alone. The coffee is good and it definitely has that signature taste but, what if I told you that you could make it at home for a fraction of the cost. The links below will guide you through several of Starbucks Coffee’s signature drinks so you can make a copycat of your favorite.