The first Starbucks opened in 1971. It is an international coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company and is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world with more than 20,000 stores in 62 countries. With every cup, they strive to bring both their heritage and an exceptional experience to life. The company also markets books, music, and film.