Friday, 22 June 2007

Where it all started

For anyone who's ever wondered what the very first Starbucks looks like.... this is it. Turns out it opened in 1971... for some reason I thought Starbucks was older than that. We went to this one (again) on our third-last day in Seattle, right after we said our goodbyes to Pike Place Market.

It's true what they say: Seattle really does have a Starbucks on every corner. I don't drink it myself, but I'm told any coffee is good coffee when you're cold 80% of the year...

Seattle's also home to "the largest Starbucks in North America" (to quote the excited girl who served me there). I took my mum and dad to that one -- by accident, not as a tourist attraction I swear -- when they visited from Australia. I don't have a picture of that one, maybe because it's too big...

1 comment:

  1. Any coffee is NOT good coffee... even when you're cold. Especially when you're cold. London can not make coffee. Not at all. I'm not even a coffee drinker, and I am ashamed. If you really need a nice warm drink to cheer you up, and you get a boiling (no, scalding) cup of mud, trust me, you do not cheer up.