These days, Starbucks is a household name when it comes to coffee, known as much for its excellent brews as it is for its friendly service, tantalizing treats, and music, too. But legend has it that it wasn’t always that way… Read on for details!
Three former University of San Francisco classmates opened the first Starbuck’s Café in 1971 at 2000 Western Avenue. It was later moved to Seattle’s Pike Place Market, where it has remained ever since. It’s amusing to think of these three scrappy young entrepreneurs hashing out the details of what would become one of the most successful businesses in the world, perhaps wondering if they had enough cash to cover the startup costs. But the rest, as they say, is history.
Great Coffee Around the World
Now, there’s a Starbucks on every street, in just about every part of the world. When you want a great cup of coffee, you look for Starbucks’ iconic green mermaid logo and you know you’re in for a treat, whether you’re in Phoenix, Beijing, or London.
Bring the Starbucks Experience Home
About the only place you couldn’t get a hot, fresh cup of Starbucks coffee was at home… at least until now. Yes, you read that correctly. Sure, there were beans for sale in the market, but what about coffee for people who are living life a bit of a faster pace? Well now you can now make Starbucks Pike Place Roast coffee at home with your Keurig K-Cup machine.
Pike Place Roast was inspired by Starbucks’ origin story: the time when it was just a small, scrappy coffeehouse with a big destiny, serving up delicious cups of coffee to grateful guests, while the lively sounds of Pike Place Market drifted in through its opened windows. And now, that spirit lives on in the new Starbucks Pike Place k-cups!
Starbucks Quality in a K-Cup
Just like the beans, Starbucks Pike Place k-cups are made from a proprietary blend of high altitude-grown, 100% Arabica coffee beans. Pike Place Roast is a delicious, medium-blend coffee handcrafted to have a smooth body, a rich aroma, and subtle hints of cocoa and toasted nuts. It’s just the thing to clear away the fog on a rainy Seattle morning.
Coffee connoisseurs know that it’s not just the coffee beans that make a great cup of coffee; it’s also the preparation method. Because the Keurig process is so precise, you’ll be enjoying your Starbucks Pike Place k-cups coffee exactly as it was intended to taste.
It’s (Almost) Like Having a Starbucks at Home
Thanks to Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups, you don’t have to make the trip down to your local Starbucks to enjoy the richness of your favorite coffee house’s freshly roasted beans. Now, there’s truly a Starbucks on every corner, including the corner near the kitchen countertop, where you keep your Keurig!