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By bringing people together over coffee, Starbucks has become one of the world’s best-known and best loved companies. Working at Starbucks is a lot like working with your friends! When you work here, you’re not an “employee” – we call ourselves “partners” because we believe in shared common goals and mutual success. Our partners are our most valuable resource.

Connect with something bigger

Our story began in 1971. Back then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices with a single store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Today, Starbucks is one of the largest roasters and purveyors of specialty coffee in the world. And with every cup, we strive to bring our heritage and extraordinary experiences to life.


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Being a Starbucks partner means having the opportunity to be something more than an employee.

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Hello, I'm Niko and this is my Starbucks story.

I have always loved Starbucks. I loved everything the company stands for: being open to everyone, full of variety, caring about the environment and getting high quality coffee at the same time.

I'm originally from Slovenia, a small but beautiful country (the only country with the word love in its name - sLOVEnia). Unfortunately, we don't have a Starbucks there, so every time I went somewhere abroad, I looked for the first Starbucks and became obsessed with it. When I moved to Germany about three and a half years ago, I knew I had to get a job at Starbucks. It was the first and only job I applied for and luckily for me, I got it.

I started as a barista. I learned to make drinks, talk to our guests, and most importantly, I learned a lot about coffee. My store manager infected me with a passion for coffee; she taught me a lot. At Starbucks, there's always opportunity to grow, so in my second year, I did my Coffee Master. A program where you learn all about coffee, the history, how coffee grows, how it's processed and prepared, what we do for the environment... In the meantime, a lot has happened with my career. When I started my third year with the company, I grew from a Barista to a Key Partner. Now I'm just about to start my journey to Product Manager.

I couldn't be happier to work at a company that values and supports a person's growth. As long as you're ready, you can achieve anything you want.




my name is Tawan Buachai. I was born in Thailand and spent half my life in Northern Thailand. Even though we didn't have much, we were never sad about it, but we gave each other smiles and warmth. Thailand used to be called differently - Siam - meaning "land of smiles".  

I have been working at Starbucks since December 2015. What I like most here are the nice employees who come from many different countries. We welcome each other with open arms and the feeling is wonderful. It's the people and my culture that remind me of home again.


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Let's make history!

We’ve been making history for more than 50 years, now you could be part of it!


Join us!

  • 1971 - Starbucks opens first store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

  • 1983 - Howard Schultz (chairman) travels to Italy, where he’s impressed with the popularity of espresso bars in Milan. He sees the potential to develop a similar coffeehouse culture in Seattle.

  • 1988 - Starbucks successfully entered the European market through its acquisition of 65 Seattle Coffee Company stores in the UK.

  • 2001 - We introduced ethical coffeesourcing guidelines developed in partnership with Conservation International.

  • 2002 – The first Starbucks store in Germany opens in Berlin

  • 2003 - We opened the Amsterdam roasting plant, the first outside the US.

  • 2006 - We launched the industry’s first paper beverage cup containing postconsumer recycled fibre, saving more than 75,000 trees each year.

  • 2018 - We enter Milan, Italy, our 24th Market in EMEA and the home of our first Reserve Roastery in Europe.

  • 2022 – Starbucks Germany celebrates its 20th anniversary

Our Responsibility

Since the day we opened our first café in 1971, we have been doing our best to gain the trust and respect of our guests, partners (employees) and the local community. How? We act wisely and do what is good for our planet and for each of us.