The company’s chairman, Howard Schultz shares how he first walked in the Seattle store for the first time. He had never had a good cup of coffee anywhere in the area and when he met the first owners, that’s when he heard the story about great coffee. He was a salesman from New York and with his three friends, began to get together to make coffee making a business.

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