With revenues of over $10 billion dollars and over 17,000 shops in 40 countries, Starbucks is clearly the world’s top coffee retailer.  The coffee giant recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and shows no signs of slowing down.  The brand is so well recognized all over the world that it doesn’t even put its name on its cups.  Starbucks recently announced partnerships with other coffee companies and grocery stores, and plans to move into digital content as well as introducing new products.  In some stores you can every have wine with your coffee.

FACT 1:  Starbucks has opened an average of two stores on a daily basis since 1987.

FACT 2:  Starbucks had 137,000 employees or “partners” as they call them in 2010. This is twice the population of Greenland.

FACT 3: Santa Fe Springs, Calif. has the highest concentration with 560 Starbucks stores within 25 miles.

FACT 4:  It opened its first store in Beijing in 1999 and there are now over 376 stores in China.  They expect to reach 1000 by 2015.

FACT 5:  The average Starbucks customer visits the store 6 times per month while a loyal 20% of customers go to the stores 16 times per month.

FACT 6:  There are over 87,000 possible drink combinations at Starbucks.

FACT 7:  The original Starbucks in Seattle sold coffee in 8 oz cups.  During expansion, they added the 12 oz and the 16 oz then got rid of the 8 oz and added the 24 oz and finally the 30 oz Trenta.

FACT 8:  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.

FACT 9:  A Starbucks grande coffee has 320 milligrams of caffeine, over four times the amount of caffeine in a Red Bull.

FACT 10:  The Starbucks cinnamon chip scone has more calories that a McDonald’s quarter pounder with 480 calories.

FACT 11:  The zip code that is the farthest from a Starbucks in the U.S. is Adak, Alaska where you have to travel 1,044 miles for a frappucino.

FACT 12:  At $300 million, Starbucks spends more on healthcare insurance for its employees that on coffee beans.

FACT 13:  Starbucks uses over 93 million gallons of milk per year, enough to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

FACT 14:  Starbucks uses over 2.3 billion paper cups per year.

FACT 15:  The owners almost went with the name Pequod, the name of the boat in Moby Dick, instead of the character Starbucks’ name.