Astro Biz: Starbucks

StarbucksMany businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring them regularly on Seattle Astronomy.

Starbucks started in Seattle, opening its first coffee shop in the Pike Place Market in 1971, and these days it seems there are Starbucks shops on most every street corner, not just here but all over the world.

Though not actually named after a star—the chain is named for Starbuck, the chief mate of the whaling ship Pequod in Moby Dick—a star is a star and there are three of them in the company logo.

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