By: Maddie Rice

How it Started...

Starbucks was created by Jerry Baldwin and Gordon Bowker. In 1982 Howard Schultz asked the owners (Baldwin and Bowker) to hire them of as their marketing manager. In 1985 Baldwin and Bowker invested 150,000 of starbucks’ II Giornale. Starbucks originated in Seattle Washington. In the first year that starbucks there had been 17 starbucks that existed. Starbucks was inspired by a retail store located in Pikes Place Market, that sold coffee beans and coffee making products in 1971.