One Woman’s Journey From Barista to Boardroom…

Great Books + Great Minds is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. The story of Starbucks Coffee began on March 30, 1971, in Seattle, Washington. Nestled along the cobblestone streets of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market was Starbucks’ first store, offering a global assortment of fresh-roasted coffee beans, tea, and spices for customers to take home. This first locale ignited a legendary run that fueled

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