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15 amazing facts about rise of Starbucks

Last updated on: December 10, 2012 09:39 IST

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With revenues running into billions of dollars and presence all across the world, Starbucks shows no sign of slowing down.

Here are 15 amazing facts about one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

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Image: Customers leave a Starbucks coffee kiosk in the financial district of the City of London.
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Starbucks has added an average of two stores on a daily basis since 1987.

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Image: A man carries a Starbucks logo sign after a corporate event at a hotel in Shanghai.
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Santa Fe Springs, California, has the highest concentration with 560 Starbucks stores within 25 miles.

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Image: Pedestrians walk past the new Starbucks logo on a store in Times Square in New York.
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Starbucks had 137,000 employees or "partners" as they call them in 2010. This is twice the population of Greenland.

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Image: Starbucks barista Amy Hekinson makes a cup of Via instant coffee at the Queen Anne Hill Starbucks store in Seattle, Washington.
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It opened its first store in Beijing in 1999 and there are now 376 stores in China. They expect to reach 1000 by 2015.

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Image: Starbucks barista Amy Hekinson arranges their new Via coffee product on the shelves at the Queen Anne Hill Starbucks store in Seattle, Washington.
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The average Starbucks customer visits the store six times per month while a loyal 20 per cent of customers go to the stores 16 times per month.

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There are over 87,000 possible drink combinations at Starbucks.

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Image: Matthew West, three, watches a video on his Mom's iPhone while she talks with friends at Starbucks' Roy Street Coffee and Tea in Seattle, Washington.
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The original Starbucks in Seattle sold coffee in eight oz cups. During expansion, they added the 12 oz and the 16 oz then got rid of the eight oz and added the 24 oz and finally the 30 oz Trenta.

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Image: Tourists walk by as street musicians Slimpickins play in front of the first Starbucks store located at historic Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
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The Trenta is slightly bigger than your stomach with the capacity to hold 916 milliliters. The stomach on average has a capacity of 900 ml.

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A Starbucks grande coffee has 320 milligrams of caffeine, over four times the amount of caffeine in a Red Bull.

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The Starbucks cinnamon chip scone has more calories than a McDonald's quarter pounder with 480 calories.

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The zip code that is the farthest from a Starbucks in the US is Adak, Alaska, where you would need to travel 1,044 miles for a frappucino.

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At $300 million, Starbucks spends more on healthcare insurance for its employees than on coffee beans.

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Starbucks uses over 93 million gallons of milk per year, enough to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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Starbucks uses 2.3 billion paper cups per year.

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The owners almost went with the name Pequod, the name of the boat in Moby Dick, instead of the character Starbucks' name.

Image: A Starbucks Coffee shop in central London.
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