Starbucks' Influence on Our Daily Lives Slideshow
Starbucks, the Matchmaker
There is something very special about the relationship between a person and their coffee barista. He or she is the first person you see every morning, they know exactly how you like your coffee, and they always seem way happier to see you than your grumpy co-workers do. It's no wonder, really, that so many people end up falling for their baristas. But even if your crush doesn't amount to anything, you never know who you'll meet at your local Starbucks — after all, this couple got married at the one where they met.
Tapping Into Coffee's Health Benefits
According to nutritionist Kelly Aronica, drinking "one to two cups [of coffee] a day can be beneficial to one's health." Studies have shown drinking moderate amounts of coffee can do everything from help reduce the risk of stroke to lower the risk of heart disease. (Of course, those Venti- and Trenta-sized drinks, and the chain's beloved specialty drinks don't count in the equation.)
A Constant Innovator
Starbucks has always seemed like that kid in high school that got good grades, was the star of three different varsity sports teams, participated in countless extracurriculars, and still had a social life. They're that rare breed of exceptional, successful multitasker that you can't help but be envious of, yet also can't help but like. From introducing a new roast to developing a new juice bar chain, there appears to be no limit to Starbucks' innovative ways.
Increasing Awareness About How Coffee is Made
Starbucks may be a large corporation, but they have always strived to be vocal and transparent about their supply chain. A practice which helps keep consumers aware about what goes in to the coffee-making process.