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Starbucks is a global coffee company founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, as a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices. Today it is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,366 stores in 61 countries. Starbucks went public on June 26, 1992 at a price of $17 per share (or $0.53 per share, adjusted for subsequent stock splits) and closed trading that first day at $21.50 per share. Starbucks Corporation's common stock is listed on NASDAQ, under the trading symbol SBUX. 

Songs in the key of G

You can learn a surprising amount about the way the music industry works from a quick chat with Kenny G.

Sunday, 30 March, 2008, 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung takes sudden leave ... I hope this doesn't mean that pictures of him and Edison together are about to surface.

2 Ferry routes for outlying islands retendered due to high fare rises ... any chance the same can be done with the Western Harbour Tunnel?

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK saturated with highly priced coffee

Every morning Agnes Lee heads to the Starbucks, orders a HK$30-cup of tall Cafe Latte and takes it back to her office. 'It is real coffee. It tastes better,' explains the accountant.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

liberal studies


1. How many McCafes are there in Hong Kong?

a. 20


c. more than 200

2. Which of the following is true about McCafe?

a. It provides free, limitless WiFi service to costumers.

b. It offers expertise and diverse coffees.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tea eventually turns to coffee

Entrepreneur Banny Lam learned from his mistakes and hits the jackpot with his noisy Hong Kong-style cafe

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

by Michael Gates

Gill Bantam, HK$214

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Two hold up jewel shop

Two men in surgical masks carrying a pistol-like object and a crowbar rushed into the Ise Jewellery shop in The Peninsula Shopping Arcade in Tsim Sha Tsui at 6.30pm yesterday.

The robbers pointed the weapons at staff and declared a robbery.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK$41,000 taken in Starbucks holdup

An English-speaking robber pointed a pistol-like object at two staff at a Starbucks coffee shop in Central and escaped with HK$41,000 yesterday.

The man entered the Cochrane Street shop at 7am. It was not open for business, but the main door was unlocked.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

If your cup runs over with kindness, reward is yours

Mini drivers become ambassadors in Starbucks' search for good Samaritans

'Stop! There is a cup on your car!'

Several years ago in the US, a good Samaritan flagged down a taxi when he saw a cup of hot coffee on the top of the car.

The story, it seems, inspired the popular coffee chain Starbucks to launch its 'Red Cup on a car' campaign.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

some like it hot

1 English took the word 'coffee' from 'caffe', a word in which European language?

2 Glogg is the Scandinavian form of what drink?

3 What popular drink is sold as 'The Great Family Nourisher' in India?

4 Which is the world's largest coffee-exporting nation?

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am