History of Starbucks
Starbucks was first founded by three partners in 1971 and opened the first shop in the pike place market of Seattle. They wanted to open a coffee shop that sold only top quality roast coffee beans and equipment.
Before Starbucks, it was named Pequod, the name was taken from the famous book, Moby-Dick and later they named after the chief mate of the ship Pequod, Starbuck.
In 1982, Howard Schultz joined Starbucks and he saw the potential of espresso bars while he went on to the trip to Milan, Italy. Since then Starbucks has expanded its business to various countries and it owns 31,256 stores across the world in 2019.
And Starbucks continues to expand year after year and is considered to be a global brand that everybody loves.
To make a perfect coffee you need the right coffee beans to break and brew them to get the desired taste.
Before going to the Starbucks machine let’s see about coffee beans
Starbucks Coffee beans
Starbucks uses the best quality of coffee beans to sell. They use many coffee beans to create complex flavors. To make a coffee, the coffee bean plays a major role in the market. Starbucks supports many farmers to take care of their crops and beans. Some of the Starbucks coffee beans are,
Starbucks Sumatra Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee
Near Indonesia Island, they have coffee growing islands that are suitable for the production of arabica coffee. Sumatra coffee beans grow on rich soil which gives a smooth and full-bodied taste with hints of herbal flavor. Their taste can be savored without any sugar, cream, or milk.
Starbucks Caffe Verona Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee
This coffee bean name was kept after the city in Verona. It was first named Jack’s blend and after few years it has changed. This coffee bean gives a rich and decent flavor with a trace of dark cocoa and bold robusta taste.
Starbucks House Blend Coffee Beans
Starbucks house produced first coffee in 1971 and it almost five decades ago. A fine blend with Latin America coffee beans gives you a flavor of chestnut dark color coffee beans and taste of nut and cocoa.
Starbucks French Roast Whole Bean Coffee
In the 1970s French roast is considered to be popular Starbucks coffee. The dark roast bean has been grown in the Asia Pacific and Latin America. They are best described for their low acidity, intense flavor, and gives a good aroma.
And some other coffee beans are available seasonally at certain times of the year. It because some coffee beans grow for a limited period and others grow on a special occasion like Christmas.
Starbucks Coffee Machine
Starbucks used standard espresso machines like the L Marzocco Linea machine in the 1900s for coffee production.
Since this espresso machine has portafilters it needs a skilled barista to handle it.
Slowly the company grew towards the multi-billion industry, they switched and started to use automatic espresso instead of standard automatic espresso.
Let see about Coffee machines used in Starbucks
Mastrena High-Performance Espresso Machine
In 1999 Starbucks used coffee machines in a Swiss-based company known as Thermoplan and their machine can be found anywhere today. Now the majority of stores use Mastrena High-Performance Espresso Machine. Unfortunately, you can’t find these machines in homes or offices.
The Masterna machine is manufactured only for Starbucks. And the first model was introduced in the year 2008. Mastrena machine is equipped with a computerized menu that makes lattes and cappuccinos and it makes work faster for the barista. It is easy to operate with the touch of a button, which gives aromatic fresh coffee to the customers.
Thermoplan AG has 40 employees to research and develop the espresso coffee machine and another 140 to work on the production and assembly of coffee machines reported by Bloomberg.
Clover Coffee Maker
This machine cost $11,000, Starbucks acquired the Clover brewing system from the coffee equipment company. So now the Clover coffee machine is used by Starbuck. The brewing process delivers a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
It has Vacuum Press technology, they operate, weigh, and grid beans first and the next step is, it pours ground coffee beans into the chamber. Followed by hot water pours into the chamber and barista beat up the ground coffee to extract coffee flavor, then the clovers stream presses up and down. Now you will get a fresh cup of coffee in your hands to savor the taste.
Verismo coffee maker
The brewer design is light in weight and they look classy. It uses pods that you insert in the machine and to brew your favorite latte or espresso. Vermiso pods are available in a variety such as coffee blends and roast, tea pods, milk pods, and espresso pods.
The pod’s available flavors are Classic veranda blend, Decaf pike place roast, Sumatra, and Caffe Verona. The features of Verismo brewer are,
- It brews a cup of coffee of 10FL Oz in a single go.
- To make espresso shots, it uses high-pressure extraction
- You can brew your coffee within 15 seconds.
Starbucks is the largest coffee industry, you can have your favorite coffee whether it is dark, light, or medium which suits your taste.