It is weird to think of a world where there isn’t a Starbucks on every corner, yet in 1981 there were only a few stores in Seattle, a fledgling young coffee shop franchise that was but one of many similar shops found in the Seattle area. However, everything changed when a young coffee maker salesman stepped into the now-famous shop and ordered his very first Starbucks coffee. That man was Howard Schultz and this is the story of how he turned the mermaid branded coffee shop into a worldwide powerhouse.
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