Check out the original Starbucks at Seattle’s Pike Place Market: Photos

The original logo includes the full body image of the company’s famous siren, as well as the text of the Starbucks name and the fact that it has sold coffee, tea and spices.


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Near the counter, there is a brass sign that shows the importance of the store in the history of the company.

Brass mark identifying the first Starbucks store in Seattle's Pike Place Market


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Customers can buy a large number of coffee beans at the store, and some of the brass labels that indicate the compounds are the ones the store has been using for decades.

Coffee beans at Starbucks' first store in Seattle's Pike Place Market


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For more than 10 years, the store sold only coffee, tea and spices until 1987, when it began selling baked coffee and espresso drinks, according to Starbucks Post.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at how many original touches remained from the store’s early years.

The Starbucks logo appears on the window of the world's first Starbucks coffee shop, which opened in 1971 in Seattle's Pike Place.


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Standing in the store, I felt a greater sense of history than I had imagined. I see why tourists come to this Starbucks place, and I’m glad I did.

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