The Starbucks Experience is more than a cup of coffee. From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated the rich tradition of coffee, but that also brought a feeling of community, a comfortable Third Place away from the demands of work and home. And with every cup, we strive to bring both our heritage and an exceptional experience to life. Today, with more than 16,000 retail location worldwide, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.