Starbucks locations break from the cookie-cutter mold
The coolest Starbucks around the world.
It's been said that you're never farther than 170 miles from a Starbucks in America — and we can assume that will become only more true as Starbucks continues its global domination. As of July 2012, there were 17,651 Starbucks locations worldwide, with an additional 1,500 planned for 2013. In fact, the company just recently announced that it would be opening its 1,000th location in Japan this summer.
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And while a Starbucks location has a certain aesthetic — dark wood paneling, Pantone green accents, chic and comfortable seating for a true coffeehouse vibe — we can all admit that our Starbucks locations have a big box store, cookie-cutter feel to them. So when we find uniquely designed Starbucks stores from Singapore to Amsterdam, we get excited for the unusual. With innovative design, unique architecture that fits within the city's landscape, and unusual concepts, these are the Starbucks worth visiting.
From all corners of the globe, Starbucks has made an imprint on the global coffee scene. Check out these unique Starbucks locations around the globe — maybe it'll inspire your next travel itinerary when you're visiting these countries.
10 Most Beautifully Designed Starbucks Stores Around the World
With more than 20,000 store, Starbucks is literally everywhere in the World. No matter where you go, there’s always a starbucks store just around the corner to serve you a hot coffee. With so many locations worldwide, it’s no surprise that interior and exterior designs of stores vary greatly. I have tried to collect 10 of them but in fact, 10 is not enough to showcase unique starbucks locations around the World. Anyways check out the list to witness the coolest Starbucks around the globe. Feel free to add yours by using comments section.
1. Starbucks Mazagran Coffee-Cola Hybrid
The what-now? Before the Frappuccinno, there was the Mazagran, a bottled drink back in 1995. Part coffee, part carbonated cola, the drink was a partnership between PepsiCo and Starbucks. Starbucks' Mark David quotes Howard Schulze's book, that details how the unpronounceable drink came to be:
Mazagran was a cold, lightly carbonated coffee drink with a name borrowed from the French Foreign Legion posted at Algeria in the nineteenth century. When we test-marketed it in southern California in 1994, it polarized people. Some loved it, others hated it. A lot of customers were willing to give it a try because of the Starbucks brand name, but Mazagran didn’t get the repeat business we had hoped for. We finally realized, with disappointment, that we had created a niche product, one that would catch on, if at all, only after a slow build. So we kept pushing until, in 1995, we found a better approach. Frappuccino had been a surprise hit that summer, drawing in tens of thousands of customers who were not normally coffee drinkers, filling our stores in afternoons and in hot months when the coffee business is usually slow. One day, in the midst of an agonizing discussion about the future of Mazagran, I said: “Why not develop a bottled version of Frappuccino?”
And yes, history was born. Starbucks Mark David offers up a review of the drink (which you can still find on eBay!), which doesn't sound all that terrible. "I can’t say the taste of an orange coffee was nice but it was definitely refreshing and completely unlike anything I have ever tried before," David said. Still, the Mazagram paved the way for Starbucks' other ready-to-drink coffees, like the bottled Frappuccino, the bottled Iced Coffee, and the bottled Double Shots.
2. Bali, Indonesia
The largest Starbucks in Southeast Asia, the Dewata Coffee Sanctuary is a Reserve Roastery, offering luxe perks like valet parking and concierge service. The building itself combines modern building techniques with traditional Balinese architecture&mdasha marriage that continues inside: You'll find a plot of Arabica coffee trees, harvested for use in season, and the first coffee nursery inside of a Starbucks store.
Customers can follow the journey from seed to cup in the greenhouse and digital installations, and even help local farmers tend to the seedlings.
You'll want to hang out at these gorgeous Starbucks branches in and around Metro Manila:
Starbucks' Macapagal branch is the coffee-chain's biggest store in the country: It's got two spacious floors and even an al-fresco area. Designed by the Starbucks Design Studios in Hong Kong, it can seat up to 222 people—no more having to struggle finding a seat! If you can't stay, you can also check out their interactive drive-thru area.
Starbucks Macapagal is at 9 Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City.
Twin Lakes Tagaytay
This hotel is home to a noteworthy Starbucks branch with an elegant-but-homey vibe. Not only is it decked with wood accents and patterned windows on the inside it also offers a breathtaking view of the Taal Lake, too.
Starbucks Twin Lakes Tagaytay is at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
Barangay Dayap-Itaas, Laurel, Batangas.
Domicillo Design Hotel
Aside from the Twin Lakes branch, the Domicillo Design Hotel branch is another must-visit when in Tagaytay. It gives you an unobstructed view of Taal Lake and a homey vibe on the inside with light-wood decor and pastel accents. You can also opt to hang out by the al-fresco area to really enjoy the Tagaytay breeze.
Starbucks Domicillo Design Hotel is at Domicillo Design Hotel, Km 58, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay, Cavite.
Puerta de Isabel II-Intramuros
Stepping into this Starbucks branch is like traveling back in time with its dim, rustic ambience built into the historic walls of Intramuros. If you have a soft spot for the past, you'll definitely feel right at home. Fact: Puerta Isabel II was the last gate built by the Spanish, which was opened in 1861.
Starbucks Puerta de Isabel II-Intramuros is at Puerta Isabel II, 15-A Muralla Street corner Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila City.
S Maison at Conrad Manila
The S Maison branch of Starbucks Reserve—that's Starbucks' third-wave coffee leg, ICYDK—has a sleek, edgy look with wooden accents. We won't be surprised if you find yourself staring at the ceiling a lot when you visit this branch—it's made with hundreds of wooden boxes that's definitely Insta-worthy!
Starbucks Reserve S Maison is at L/1 S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
The Grove Rockwell
This Starbucks branch stands out for its resort theme, which matches the rest of the aesthetic of The Grove Rockwell. It even won Starbucks' "Best New Core Store Design in Asia" award in 2013.
Starbucks The Grove Rockwell is at The Grove By Rockwell, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City.
The Assembly Grounds at The Rise
Starbucks Reserve at The Assembly Grounds at the Rise has high ceilings and a sleek, modern feel given a bold, colorful touch. Plus, the branch has murals by Pinoy artist JP Pining one of which depicting a passionate barista, and the other featuring the Makati skyline. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cup of specialty coffee after work.
Starbucks Reserve The Assembly Grounds at the Rise is at G/F Assembly Grounds at The Rise, Malugay Corner Tindalo Street, San Antonio, Makati City.
St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue
Imagine the sunlight peeking in from the window as you enjoy a warm cup of joe in the morning—that's precisely what you get from the St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue branch (also called the Tandang Sora branch). It happens to be the second drive-thru store in the country. Plus, It is the first solar-powered Starbucks in Asia, having had a 20.5-kilowatt solar rooftop installation in 2015.
Starbucks St. Charbel Mindanao Avenue is at Mindanao Avenue corner St. Charbel Street, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
Two West Aeropark
Opened in 2018, the Two West Aeropark branch has a polished look that's conducive to studying or reading a book while sipping coffee. The brightly lit branch is cozy enough to hang out in for hours on end we don't blame you if your attention drifts off to the textures on the walls and the nature-inspired artwork further into the space. This branch is right across The Medical City - Clark.
Starbucks Two West Aeropark is at Gatwick Gateway, Two West Aeropark, Aeropark Campus, Clark Global City, Pampanga.
This soon-to-open Starbucks branch will be your next weekend destination. We've yet to find out its exact opening date, but from its location alone, it's sure to offer a fantastic view overlooking Antipolo. What better way to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of city life, really?
Starbucks The Ridge, Antipolo will be at The Ridge, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City.
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Number of Starbucks Stores Globally, 1992-2021
(29 March 2021) Today Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 32,938 retail locations as of the first quarter of 2021, followed distantly by coffee shop chains such as Dunkin Donuts with about 10,000 restaurants, Tim Hortons with 4,300 outlets, and Costa Coffee with nearly 1,700 stores worldwide.
- Starbucks was founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, and incorporated on November 4, 1985, to become the publicly traded Starbucks Corporation.
- B ased on the company's positive, sustained operating results, it is ranked among Forbes' Top-500 world's biggest public companies.
Starbucks' international footprint has expanded to 24,058 stores worldwide since first expanding outside the US market in 1996, with stores located in three main markets: the Americas, which includes Canada, Latin America, and the US China and the Asia Pacific (CAP) and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The domestic market still represents more than half of all Starbucks stores California, with 1,863 locations, has more stores than any other state.
- Starbucks operates two types of stores: company-operated and licensed. Currently, the store count is almost equally distributed between these two types - 51 percent of stores are company-operated and the other 49 percent are licensed - even under continuous expansion.
- During the first quarter of 2021, Starbucks launched 278 new stores.
- The company's growth is bolstered by a low turnover of its stores. Only 443 Starbucks stores have closed throughout the company's history: 240 stores in 2009, the year of the global financial crisis 42, in 2010 and 161 in 2011.
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14 Mind-Blowing Starbucks Facts You Never Knew
We can all agree that Starbucks is the end all, be all of beautifully satisfying caffeinated drinks. You probs hit up your local Sbux on the reg to get your favorite latte, frapp, smoothie, or whatever other yummy caffeinated drink you're in the mood for. And don't even get us started on all the seasonal drinks that should be in our lives at all times but aren't (pumpkin spice latteeeeeee). You probs think you know every single thing about Starbucks, since you're there, like, all the time, but hear are tall the crazy-cool facts you never knew about your fave cafe!
1. The Trenta size is actually bigger than your stomach! It holds 916 milliliters of coffee, but the average stomach capacity is only 900 ml. Which basically means you won't be drinking this thing in one sitting (unless you have a super stomach or something). Not that you want to &mdash all that caffeine isn't good for anyone to have in one sitting.
2. In late 2013, Starbucks sold limited-edition gold cards with gold in them.
gold in them.They cost $450, and as ridiculous as that price tag sounds, the cards actually sold out in seconds, because Starbucks!
3. The pumpkin spice latte is so popular, it has its own Twitter account with nearly 83,000 followers. It's waiting on its official verification though (*majorly side-eyeing Twitter 😒).
4. Starbucks' original name was going to be Pequod after a whaling ship from the classic book Moby-Dick. Luckily, one genius co-founder said, "No one's going to drink a cup of Pee-quod!" They named the company after the chief mate on the Pequod, Starbuck, instead. We have to say it was DEF the right choice.
5. A Starbucks grande coffee has 320 milligrams of caffeine in it. Which means you should just skip the Red Bull during those late-night study seshes, since that's over four times the amount of caffeine in the energy drink.
6. Starbucks is Facebook's MVP. It was the first brand EVER to reach 10 million likes on Facebook.
7. Starbucks' solo round tables aren't just a cute design choice. They're meant to make people feel less lonely (because there are no empty seats at a round table). And here we thought they were just to make it okay for us to take up a whole table with all our gear and not feel like the world hates us.
8. There are currently 21,536 Starbucks stores around the world. Mind-blowing, right? What's even crazier? From 2010 to today, there were 4,678, which is an average of over 2.5 new stores a day!
10 Most Interesting Facts About Starbucks
Starbucks the world’s top coffee retailer.In fact I’m personally not a fan of Starbucks because of their self-service system. Anyways losing me as a customer, doesn’t effect their success in market that much. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 19,555 stores in 58 countries, including 12,811 in the United States, 1,248 in Canada, 965 in Japan, 766 in Great Britain, 580 in China and 420 in South Korea. You can’t trust these numbers because they are opening nearly 5 stores everyday. So better don’t try to find correct numbers. Their coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Their main product is coffee as you know and even just with drinks, their sales number are better than Mcdonald’s food chain. Over the last 30 years their logo has changed 3 times while keeping the original Starbucks theme. If you are a fan of Starbucks, you would like to know these rare facts about them. Here are 10 Most Interesting Facts About Starbucks …
List of beautiful Starbucks destinations in the USA
Starbucks stores around the world are serving up espresso drinks and coffee in over 25,000 convenient locations. Some of these locations are destinations that have made adaptive reuse of existing architectural buildings or have created special spaces with cool aesthetics and beautiful design.
Several lists have highlighted many of the coolest Starbucks spaces around the world:
And for those of us that travel mostly domestically in the United States (USA) like myself, it’d be useful to have a handy list of cool Starbucks locations where you can get an extra shot of inspiration from the Starbucks-branded third place. Here are cool Starbucks destinations in the USA: [in no particular order]
Starbucks Tukwila Drive Thru Store @ Seattle, Washington
Canal Street @ New Orleans, Louisiana
- in a Wells Fargo bank lobby @ Orange, California
- by mission @ San Juan Capistrano, California
- Downtown Disney @ Anaheim, California , California
- Starbucks Universal Studios Hollywood , San Francisco
- Peachtree Street in Atlanta
- Jamaica, Queens, NY
- Chelsea Neighborhood of New York City
- 771 Broadway in New York
- 1142 Madison Avenue in New York
- 10 Waverly Place in New York
- 18th and H, Washington, DC
- Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
- 1730 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC
- at George Mason University @ Fairfax, Virginia
- Austin, Texas
- Breckenridge, Colorado
- Denver, Colorado @ 701 5th Ave, 40th floor, Seattle has a really neat bank vault in the back as their storage room [ht: ceneff] has beautiful stained glass windows [ht: ceneff]
[Update Sept. 2020] More beautiful Starbucks locations in their list of Starbucks virtual backgrounds.
A country so rich in history and culture as China has a few Starbucks stores with designs that nod to the country’s heritage.
This one in Fuzhou takes its cues from the ancient Chinese Board Game, Wei Qi. The facade is decked out like the Wei Qi board, lined with black and white circles, a testament to Wei Qi’s importance in Chinese history as the first-ever board game invented.
Add a cup of piping freshly brewed tea to the mix, and you’ll find yourself transported back centuries ago, echoing scholars pastimes.
Where: Gu Lou District Wu Shan Road Wu ShanNan Po Intersection , Fuzhou, China