10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Starbucks

Chances are, you’ve already been to Starbucks today or plan to visit later. ┬áThis brand has become a global powerhouse and doesn’t plan to curtail its plans to expand moving forward. I love my cup of Joe too (preferably Iced, thank you), but these are 10 mind-blowing facts about the bean giant that I’ll bet you didn’t know:

1. There are more than 87,000 possible drink combinations at Starbucks.

2. A grande coffee has 330 milligrams of caffeine, more than four times the amount of caffeine found in a Red Bull.

3. Starbucks uses 4 billion paper cups per year.

4. The company earned more than $1.25 billion in profit last year, enough to buy every American 2 cups of coffee.

5. Starbucks has grown an average of 2 stores every day for the last 27 years.

6. There are plans to open over 1,000 new stores in China in the next year alone.

7. The coffee giant spends more in employee health care than coffee beans each year.

8. The most loyal 20% of Starbucks customers visit the store at least 16 times monthly.

9. Sante Fe Springs, CA has the most Starbucks stores in a 25-mile radius with 560 stores!

10. In the week leading up to Christmas 2013, the company sold more than 2 million gift cards every single day.


  • Mark Bordeaux

    Thanks Terrance! We’re in Ridgeland, SC near Hilton Head.

  • Werner

    Hi there. We live in Allen Park, MI. name is Werner.

  • AJ Martin

    Bedsheets of Moses! Free coffee? I’m in!
    AJ from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

  • Justin

    Justin, Biloxi, MS

  • jeremy daniels

    Jeremy ; Hurricane, WV

  • Mikal Hermanns

    Gazooks!! Sign me up! You know where I am, but I’ll tell you anyway: Omaha, NE. :) (Oh yeah…it’s me, Mikal.)

  • M Machie

    mary ann, yorktown, va

  • Chuck Harrison

    Dang it! Now I want a cup of coffee – Grande with room Americano please.

  • tapounder

    This is awesome! Tom Pounder, South Riding, VA

  • Jason Lamb

    Love it!
    Jason Lamb
    Johnson City, TN
    Where we have 1 Starbucks in a 15 mile radius.

  • Judi Labrecque

    I’m in! Judi Labrecque, Columbia, SC.

  • Becca

    Becca D Charlotte NC!

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  • Jenn H

    Jennifer H. – Wappingers Falls, NY

  • DHSkj

    I’m in the 20% what can I say
    Duane Skj
    Overland Park KS

  • Jason Barthelemy

    Those were interesting facts… my desire for afternoon Starbucks is stronger
    Jason Barthelemy
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • Mitch Kuhn


    Mitch Kuhn
    Clearwater, FL

  • Dan Eberhard

    Appreciate your blog, a lot of great insights. In addition to that, throwing in an opportunity to win coffee and gift cards, not sure what could be better on this Friday!

    Dan Eberhard
    Clarendon Hills, IL