Starbucks continues to be the most thriving coffee shop in the world. The version we know and love now started around a decade after it was actually founded. Starting as a place that just sold coffee beans, it now offers hot and cold drinks, breakfast and lunch food, Teavana products, and you can buy plenty of their products at local grocery stores. Here are some other unique facts that you probably didn’t know about the Seattle-based coffee house.
There’s A Secret Menu
Starbucks nerds know that there are special drinks and even a special cup size that you can order that’s not publicly on the menu. Their eight-ounce is called a “short,” and some special flavors are the Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato, Butterbeer Latte, and some special holiday drinks like the Franken Frappuccino.
Name Origin Comes From ‘Moby Dick’
Starbuck was the name of the first mate in the book. Weirdly enough, the store was going to be named after the ship, the Pequod, but the other founders decided on a more catchier name.