When Was Starbucks Founded?

In Seattle, Washington, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker launched Starbucks in 1971. At the University of San

Francisco, the three founders first became acquainted. Starbucks' past is intricately entwined with that of another coffee firm. Alfred 

Peet, the creator of the renowned Peet's Coffee & Tea, taught Baldwin, Siegl, and Bowker how to roast coffee. Following a

brainstorming session when the three founders were tasked with coming up with as many ideas that may begin with the letter "st," 

they decided on the name Starbucks. Gordon Bowker, an advertising firm owner, believed that "st" names were very common in successful 

brands and businesses, so he decided to concentrate on them. One of the "st" names was Starbuck, a figure from the Moby-Dick novel by Herman Melville. 

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