How much was a brewed cup of coffee when Starbucks first opened its doors in 1971?

How much was a brewed cup of coffee when Starbucks first opened its doors in 1971?

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  1. They didn’t sell brewed coffee in 1971. They sold roasted coffee beans. They gave out free samples of brewed coffee, but they didn’t actually sell it. They didn’t start selling espresso until 1986.

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  2. Well.
    You couldn’t have done that, until sometime in 1976 or 1977. Per A Closer Look at the History of Starbucks
    The first Starbucks restaurant opened on March 30, 1971 in Seattle, Washington, and was the brainchild of three friends, writer Gordon Bowker, history teacher Zev Siegl and English teacher Jerry Baldwin, who were inspired to sell high grade coffee beans after being taught by Alfred Peet, a coffee business entrepreneur. The restaurant’s name was supposed to be named Pequod after the whaling vessel in Moby Dick, but it was changed to “Starbuck,” the name of the Pequod’s chief mate.
    During its first five years from 1971 to 1976, they were located at 2000 Western Avenue before moving to 1912 Pike Place Market where it remains to this day. During this period, the company limited itself to selling roasted coffee and hadn’t yet ventured into coffee brewing. During Starbucks’ first year, the company bought their coffee beans from Peet’s but eventually began purchasing from growers directly, and by 1984 had grown to the extent they were able to buy Peet’s.
    So, fun fact you didn’t know: Starbuck’s and Peet’s, common ancestor.
    And according to What a Cup of Coffee Cost Each President Since 1920 , Gerald Ford would have been sipping his basic normal sized cup of joe for about $0.35 a cup.
    Note as well, the Starbucks that we know and love (or at least have ambivalent leaning positive feelings about) didn’t discover the magic of price differentiation until about a decade after Howard Schultz bought them in 1987.

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