About Starbucks It happens millions of times each week — a customer receives a drink from a Starbucks barista — but each interaction is unique. It's just a moment in time — just one hand reaching over the counter to present a cup to another outstretched hand. But it's a connection. We make sure everything we do honors that connection — from our commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly. From our beginnings as a single store over 40 years ago, in every place that we've been, and every place that we touch, we've tried to make it a little better than we found it. Learn more about Our Company.