Our first store opens in Seattle, selling whole-bean coffee, tea and spices.
Howard founds his own Italian-style café, called Il Giornale.
Our first International store opens, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Our first store in Chicago opens.
Il Giornale acquires Starbucks, continuing under the name Starbucks Coffee Company.
We move our headquarters to the current Starbucks Support Center in Seattle’s SODO district.
Our first drive-thru location opens.
Our first store outside North America opens, in Japan.
Our first store opens in Europe, in England.
We open our first store in China, in Beijing.
We purchase our first coffee farm, Hacienda Alsacia near San José, Costa Rica.
The first Starbucks Reserve® Roastery opens, in Seattle.
Our first signing store opens, in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai opens.
Our first Starbucks Reserve Store opens in the Starbucks Support Center.
The Hacienda Alsacia Visitor Center opens to the public.
Our Reserve Roastery in Milan opens, our first store in Italy.
Opens Starbucks Reserve® Roastery locations in Tokyo and Chicago.
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