Last Updated on January 10, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

The Starbucks logo, with a crowned mermaid (inspired by Greek mythology), is one of the most famous logos in the world and the interior of the cafes has always had an interesting design, focused on certain areas and elements that create a “home” that many long for.

The relaxing atmosphere, the friendly way of serving, the special aromas of coffee, and their divine taste make Starbucks the favorite of many coffee drinkers. How did Starbucks become one of the favorites of many coffee lovers but also one of the most successful brands in the world? Through vision, strategy, a special philosophy, and good communication.

Starbucks Menu Prices


Hot Drinks: Espresso, Coffee & Tea

Caffe Mocha Tall $3.55
Caffe Mocha Grande $4.30
Caffe Mocha Venti $4.75
Caffe Latte Tall $3.15
Caffe Latte Grande $3.75
Caffe Latte Venti $4.25
Freshly Brewed Coffee Tall $1.95
Freshly Brewed Coffee Grande $2.25
Freshly Brewed Coffee Venti $2.55
White Chocolate Mocha Tall $3.85
White Chocolate Mocha Grande $4.55
White Chocolate Mocha Venti $4.85
Cinnamon Dolce Latte Tall $3.75
Cinnamon Dolce Latte Grande $4.35
Cinnamon Dolce Latte Venti $4.75
Caramel Macchiato Tall $3.85
Caramel Macchiato Grande $4.65
Caramel Macchiato Venti $4.85
Skinny Vanilla Latte Tall $3.55
Skinny Vanilla Latte Grande $4.25
Skinny Vanilla Latte Venti $4.75
Caramel Flan Latte Tall $3.85
Caramel Flan Latte Grande $4.65
Caramel Flan Latte Venti $4.85
Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte Tall $3.75
Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte Grande $4.35
Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte Venti $4.75
Flat White Tall $3.85
Skinny Peppermint Mocha Tall $4.15
Skinny Peppermint Mocha Grande $4.75
Skinny Peppermint Mocha Venti $5.15
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Limited Time) Tall $4.35
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Limited Time) Grande $5.15
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Limited Time) Venti $5.35
Salted Caramel Mocha (Limited Time) Tall $4.40
Salted Caramel Mocha (Limited Time) Grande $5.15
Salted Caramel Mocha (Limited Time) Venti $5.35
Toasted Graham Latte (Limited Time) Tall $4.35
Toasted Graham Latte (Limited Time) Grande $5.15
Toasted Graham Latte (Limited Time) Venti $5.35

Cold Drinks: Frappuccino, Refreshers & Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee (with or without Milk) Tall $2.35
Iced Coffee (with or without Milk) Grande $2.75
Iced Coffee (with or without Milk) Venti $3.15
Iced Coffee (with or without Milk) Trenta $3.55
Caramel Frappuccino Mini $3.85
Caramel Frappuccino Tall $4.15
Caramel Frappuccino Grande $4.55
Caramel Frappuccino Venti $5.15
Mocha Frappuccino Mini $3.85
Mocha Frappuccino Tall $4.15
Mocha Frappuccino Grande $4.55
Mocha Frappuccino Venti $5.15
Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Mini $3.85
Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Tall $4.15
Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Grande $4.55
Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Venti $5.15
Coffee Frappuccino Mini $3.15
Coffee Frappuccino Tall $3.35
Coffee Frappuccino Grande $4.15
Coffee Frappuccino Venti $4.55
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Mini $3.15
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Tall $3.35
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Grande $4.15
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Venti $4.55
Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino (Limited Time) Tall $4.35
Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino (Limited Time) Grande $5.15
Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino (Limited Time) Venti $5.35
Iced Caramel Macchiato Tall $3.85
Iced Caramel Macchiato Grande $4.55
Iced Caramel Macchiato Venti $5.15
Cool Lime or Very Berry Starbucks Refreshers™ Tall $3.15
Cool Lime or Very Berry Starbucks Refreshers™ Grande $3.55
Cool Lime or Very Berry Starbucks Refreshers™ Venti $4.15
Cool Lime or Very Berry Starbucks Refreshers™ Trenta $4.55
Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Tall $1.85
Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Grande $2.35
Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Venti $2.75
Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Trenta $3.15
Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Tall $2.85
Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Grande $3.35
Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Venti $3.85
Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade Trenta $4.35
Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade Tall $2.55
Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade Grande $3.15
Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade Venti $3.55
Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade Trenta $4.15
Evolution Fresh Grande $6.15

All-Day Breakfast

Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg on Croissant Bun (Limited Time) $4.85
Slow-Roasted Ham & Swiss on Croissant Bun $4.85
Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich $3.85
Spinach & Feta Breakfast Wrap $3.85
Sausage & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich $3.55
Bacon & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich $3.85
Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal $3.55

Starbucks Lunch & Anytime Snacks

Salted Caramel or Birthday Cake Pop 2 Pc. $3.60
Salted Caramel or Birthday Cake Pop $2.10
Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap (Limited Time) $6.10
Edamame Hummus Wrap (Limited Time) $6.10
Old-Fashioned Grilled Cheese $5.35
Chicken Artichoke Panini (Limited Time) $6.55
Roasted Tomato and mozzarella Panini $5.65
Chicken BLT Salad Deli Sandwich $6.10
Chicken Santa Fe Flatbread $6.10
Ham & Swiss Panini $6.15
Turkey Pesto Panini $6.60
Turkey Rustico Panini $6.55
PB&J on Wheat Bistro Box $5.35
Omega-3 Bistro Box $6.10
Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box $5.15
Protein Bistro Box $5.35


Washington Apple Pound Cake (Limited Time) $3.15
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin (Limited Time) $3.15
Pumpkin Scone (Limited Time) $3.15
Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie $2.45
Chocolate Chip Cookie $2.15
Morning Bun $2.55
Iced Lemon Pound Cake $2.55
Banana Nut Bread $2.95
Blueberry Scone $2.55
Chocolate Croissant $2.95
Butter Croissant $2.55
Cheese Danish $2.50
Pepperoni & Tomato Savory Foldover $3.55
Wheat Spinach Savory Foldover $3.60
Ham & Cheese Savory Foldover $3.55

Its History

Founded in 1971 in Seattle, USA, by three friends (English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegel, and writer Gordon Bowker), the brand has virtually changed the way people drink coffee in a space outside their home or workplace.

The three Starbucks founders had two things in common: they all came from academia and everyone loved coffee and tea. They invested and borrowed some money to open the first store in Seattle and named it “Starbucks” after the first partner in Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick.

Starbucks coffee shop experience, from the very beginning, offered extremely welcoming spaces where people could detach themselves from worries and anxieties and enjoy their coffee as they would not be able to do anywhere else. It is easy to understand, therefore, that the brand has experienced a fairly rapid global expansion.

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The innovative and profitable business concept began to take shape in the early 1980s when the three founders met Howard Schultz, who was then representing Hammarplast (the Swedish household goods company from which Starbucks regularly ordered equipment). Although at first, he failed to persuade the three of them to turn Starbucks into a large company, Schultz gradually laid the groundwork for the world’s most successful international coffee chain.

It opened its first international specialty coffee store in Tokyo in 1996, entered the UK market in 1998, and opened its first Latin American store in Mexico City in 2002. It was followed by Russia and Romania in 2007; Vietnam, in 2013; Brunei, in 2014; Panama, in 2015, etc. The brand currently has over 28,000 locations worldwide.

Interesting facts about Starbucks

There are over 87,000 possible beverage combinations from dark roast coffee, and cold brew coffee, to blended beverages, and hot and iced caffeinated drinks with white chocolate sauce and steamed milk, or whipped cream and a mocha drizzle.

Starbucks uses more than 370 million gallons of milk annually for your favorite drinks, enough to fill more than 155 Olympic swimming pools.

The largest beaker used by Starbucks is called TRENTA and has 916 ml; it is larger than the human stomach (on average, 900 ml).

The Cinnamon Chip Scone has more calories than a hamburger or a Big Mac. That is 480kcal. A Venti Caramel Starbucks Frappuccino weighs 680 kcal, more than a Whopper from Burger King.

A Starbucks Grande coffee has 4 times more caffeine than a dose of Red Bull.

It was the first brand to reach 10 million fans on Facebook.

On average, 2 Starbucks cafes were open per day, from ’87 until now.

Starbucks has changed its logo 3 times so far. The basic element remained the siren.

Employees have in their job description: Smile! So, no matter how good or bad their day is, a smile is part of the work schedule.

Starbucks rewards

A way to save at Starbucks is to join the Starbucks rewards program, where members can earn points, known as “Stars”, for the purchases made at the store, which can be redeemed for various items. The company made changes to its Rewards program on February 13, 2023. Here are the key changes and their impact on redeeming rewards:

The number of Stars needed to redeem for various items has increased. For example, it now takes 100 Stars for a hot or iced coffee or tea, a packaged snack, a baked good, or a to-go cup.

Iced coffees and iced teas can now be redeemed for 100 Stars instead of 150, and bags of coffee for 300 Stars instead of 400.

Customers can now get a drink customization (e.g., extra espresso shot, dairy substitute, or flavored syrup) for 25 Stars.

Certain Starbucks merchandise items and packaged coffee still cost 400 Stars.

Bakery items, lattes, and cold brews now cost 100 Stars instead of 50 Stars.

Lunch sandwiches, packaged salads, and protein boxes now cost 300 Stars instead of 200.

Hot breakfast items now cost 200 Stars instead of 150.

The changes to the Starbucks Rewards program in 2023 impacted the number of Stars required to redeem for various items, including cold and hot coffee, steamed milk, and hot chocolate. The program also added new items that can be earned through the program, with different Star redemption tiers for different rewards.

What does your favorite Starbucks drink say about you?

With so many delicious options on the Starbucks menu, choosing the perfect coffee has become a sport, and your favorite Starbucks drink says a lot about you. If a few years ago coffee was just a simple remedy for fatigue and sleepless nights, since the American giant transformed the way we drink this drink, hot and cold coffee has become a ritual that involves a lot of flavors, and toppings like whipped cream or caramel sauce, and … calories.

We all have a favorite menu item at Starbucks and that’s normal. But have you ever thought that what you order from Starbucks can also reflect your way of being?

American coffee

Those who prefer Americano coffee are not the kind of people who embrace every trend, and most of the time they refuse to embrace the “Starbucks language.” You like plain, “old school” coffee, without weird flavors and toppings that you can’t pronounce. You don’t like to complicate your existence with artificial sweeteners and invented names.

Espresso shot

You have a lot of things to do and don’t stop until your Inbox is empty. Paradoxically, you probably won’t be able to complete all the tasks you have on the list, because you’ve had another shot of Starbucks espresso and you’ve already started hearing colors.

Flat White

Those who always order a Flat White are typical hipsters, who “knew about this drink before it got cool.” Flat White, invented in Australia, is the ideal drink for those who love to discover new places or flavors.

Caramel Macchiato

Those who love sweet coffee usually have a sweeter personality. If you prefer a cup of Caramel Macchiato, you are most likely an optimistic and cheerful person who loves to talk to anyone. Those who like Caramel Macchiato are innate leaders who overflow with charm and charisma.

Vanilla Latte

Vanilla Latte is the most classic Starbucks drink. Those who usually choose this type of coffee prefer traditional things and rightly so. If you can’t imagine your life without a big glass of Vanilla Latte, it means that you like simple things, without clutter. Your friends can certainly rely on the fact that you are always as honest and direct as possible.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

You love the taste of pumpkin and spices, but you’re not sure if you like coffee or not. You always see the full side of the glass and spend most of your time thinking about the next time you can take a picture of your huge Starbucks glass with Pumpkin Spice Late for Instagram Stories. Surely you prefer Pumpkin Spice Late and because you like autumn – sweaters, pictures of Insta with colorful leaves, scarves, and fried chestnuts.

Hot Fudge Chocolate

If being an adult means drinking sour coffee in an uncomfortable suit, then you certainly prefer to hold on to the last fragments of childhood with your teeth and don’t let go of your Starbucks Hot Fudge Chocolate glass.

Mocha Frappuccino

You don’t like coffee, but you love ice cream. You’re probably not familiar with the rest of the drinks on the Starbucks menu, so you’d rather order a Mocha Frappuccino every time.

Although your friends order a latte or black coffee, you remain loyal to your childhood tastes and enjoy a delicious drink with lots of cream and chocolate syrup. You are the happiest person in your group of friends and the one who starts any party. Even though, most of the time, your friends make fun of you every time you order Starbucks Frappuccinos.

Mango Black Tea Lemonade

You don’t like coffee and you’re not afraid to admit it! You prefer to relax on the couch with an interesting book. You’re already used to the weird looks you get when you stand in line at Starbucks and order a glass of tea at the world’s most famous coffee shop.

Not everyone drinks a Mango Black Tea Lemonade, and you are a special person. You are brave and do not care what others think of you.

Apple Cranberries Smoothie

This drink tastes as nice as its name. Most likely you have an excellent vegan recipe, with which you make a fuss at any party, and although your friends prefer to eat a juicy burger, they must admit that your dish is delicious.

Starbuck FAQs

How many Starbucks restaurants are there? 

All around the world, there are more than 27,000 Starbucks cafes that are open and ready for your order. This makes Starbucks the biggest coffee shop chain in the world, and they are still growing.

Along with your favorite coffee, you will also find snacks, pastries, fresh juice, and more in each of the Starbucks restaurants.  Their brand has expanded to also sell bags of coffee beans and bottled coffees in grocery stores.

At what time does Starbucks open?

You will find most of the Starbucks cafes open around 5 a.m. during the weekdays, but they will only open around 7 a.m. on Sundays. Seeing that most Starbucks places operate under the franchise but have different owners, opening hours may differ, so make sure to check the location of your choice to make sure.

At what time does Starbucks close?

Most Starbucks cafes close around 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, while on Fridays, and Saturdays they close at 11 p.m. Most Sundays you will find your favorite Starbucks open up until 8 p.m.

Who owns Starbucks?
Starbucks is owned by Howard Schultz. He is the largest shareholder of the Starbucks brand.

How many ounces are in a Starbucks venti?

The Starbucks venti should contain around 20 ounces.

How much caffeine is in Starbucks coffee?

Starbucks How To OrderOne Starbucks coffee has around 180 mg of caffeine. Each shot of espresso and drinks made with espresso contain about 75 mg of caffeine. You will also find 15 mg of caffeine in decaf coffees.

How to order a drink at Starbucks?

When you order at Starbucks, you will first choose between blended, hot, or iced drinks. After that, you will have to pick your desired cup size (tall, grande, venti, or Trenta). You can also tell the barista how sweet the drink should be and whether or not you want any flavors, toppings, ice, water, or milk.

How much do Starbucks baristas earn?

You should expect to make around $12 an hour as a barista at Starbucks. However, you will find quite a few opportunities to get a rate in the hourly rate with time and experience.

How do I get a Starbucks card?

You will get a Starbucks card in one of the ways: You can either register on the Starbucks app for a virtual card, or you can register a Starbucks gift card online.

What is Starbucks’ gold status?

The Starbucks gold status is a loyalty program created for the customers to receive benefits and loyalty points which they can then exchange for items from the menu.

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