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Starbucks: 14,000 Stores in 43 Countries and Still Growing 星巴克传奇

by Luke Dodds

Chances are you've enjoyed a cup of coffee from Starbucks. Since the opening of the first Starbucks in 1971 as a vendor1 of high-quality coffee beans and brewing3 equipment, the company has expanded to become the most popular coffeehouse chain in the world. Its 14,000 stores in 43 countries sell coffee beverages5, beans, teas, brewing equipment, pastries6, and more. How did this happen?

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz took over the company in 1987. He recognized an untapped market in busy individuals in urban areas who could afford fine coffees. In 1995, Schultz hired Anna Niess and Will Chassaing to redesign his booming chain. In addition to laying the groundwork for Starbucks' well-known symbols and distinctive7 style, they created a program that led to opening one store per day throughout the 1990s.

One thing that makes Starbucks so popular is the company's vision of their stores as a "third place" to spend time in addition to work and home. It's a cozy8 environment that serves as a meeting place. This attracts a loyal following of customers that come not only to drink coffee, but to relax, work, socialize, and attend cultural events.

Schultz still sees a great deal of potential for his company. Starbucks plans to have 40,000 stores worldwide with 20,000 in the US and Canada. Starbucks is not always welcomed with open arms, of course. The store located inside Beijing's Forbidden City was finally closed in July 2007 due to protests that it was trampling9 on Chinese culture. Despite this setback10, the company has been a huge success and is now a household name around the world.


1. vendor n. 摊贩
2. brewing a. 烹煮的;酿造的
brew2 vt. 煮,泡(茶、咖啡)
3. expand vi. 扩张
4. chain n. 连锁店
5. beverage4 n. 饮料
6. pastry11 n. 糕饼
7. untapped a.(资源、市场等)未开发的
8. urban a. 城市的
rural a. 农村的
9. distinctive a. 有特色的
10. vision n. 先见,洞察力
11. cozy a. 舒适的
12. following n. 一批支持者
13. potential n. 潜力,潜能 & a. 有潜力的
14. protest n. 抗议
15. setback n. 挫折


1. can/cannot afford + N/to V  负担得起∕不起……
2. in addition to + N/V-ing  除了……之外
= besides + N/V-ing
3. lead to + N/V-ing  导致∕造成……


1. Chances are + (that) 子句  有……的可能
= It is likely + that 子句
例: Chances are that Tommy will win the speech competition again.

2. take over...  接管……
例: I took over the club after Rachel decided12 to quit.

3. booming a. 蓬勃发展的
boom vi. 繁荣,蓬勃发展
例: Our town is booming. We've doubled in size in the last ten years.

4. lay the groundwork for...  为……奠定基础
groundwork n. 基础,根基
例: Mr. Lee is trying to lay the groundwork for our future education in this class.

5. serve as...  用来作为……;当作……
= function as...
例: For me, playing basketball serves as a way to relax.

6. socialize vi. 交际;社交
socialize with...  与……来往∕交际
例: The old man hates to socialize with his neighbors.

7. welcome sb with open arms  热烈欢迎某人
例: My old boss welcomed me with open arms when I returned to the company.

8. trample13 vi. 蹂躏;伤害
trample on...  蹂躏∕伤害……
例: Tom said his ex-girlfriend trampled14 on his feelings and was never kind.

9. be a household name  家喻户晓的人∕物
例: Nike is now a household name around the world.


你可能曾经享用过一杯星巴克的咖啡。自从第一家星巴克于 1971 年以小贩的型态开始贩卖优质咖啡豆与滴滤器具至今,星巴克已扩展成全球最受欢迎的连锁咖啡厅,在 43 个国家共一万四千间分店中贩卖咖啡饮品、咖啡豆、茶、滴滤式咖啡机、糕饼及其它产品。这一切是怎么发生的呢?

星巴克董事长霍华‧萧兹在 1987 年接管了这家公司。他在喝得起优质咖啡的忙碌都市人中,发现了一个未开发的市场。1995 年,萧兹聘请安娜‧尼丝与威尔‧查萨英为这间蓬勃发展的连锁店重新设计风格。除了为星巴克著名的标志与特色奠定基础之外,他们还创造出一套方案,使他们在 1990 年代每一天就开一家新分店。


萧兹仍然看见公司有许多潜力。星巴克计划在全球开设四万家分店,其中两万家在美国与加拿大。当然,并不是所有人都张开双臂欢迎星巴克。位在北京紫禁城内的星巴克,就因破坏中华文化的反对声浪于 2007 年 7 月关门大吉。尽管受到这波挫折,星巴克还是极为成功,成为全球家喻户晓的品牌。


1 vendor 3izwB     
  • She looked at the vendor who cheated her the other day with distaste.她厌恶地望着那个前几天曾经欺骗过她的小贩。
  • He must inform the vendor immediately.他必须立即通知卖方。
2 brew kWezK     
  • Let's brew up some more tea.咱们沏些茶吧。
  • The policeman dispelled the crowd lest they should brew trouble.警察驱散人群,因恐他们酿祸。
3 brewing eaabd83324a59add9a6769131bdf81b5     
n. 酿造, 一次酿造的量 动词brew的现在分词形式
  • It was obvious that a big storm was brewing up. 很显然,一场暴风雨正在酝酿中。
  • She set about brewing some herb tea. 她动手泡一些药茶。
4 beverage 0QgyN     
  • The beverage is often colored with caramel.这种饮料常用焦糖染色。
  • Beer is a beverage of the remotest time.啤酒是一种最古老的饮料。
5 beverages eb693dc3e09666bb339be2c419d0478e     
n.饮料( beverage的名词复数 )
  • laws governing the sale of alcoholic beverages 控制酒类销售的法规
  • regulations governing the sale of alcoholic beverages 含酒精饮料的销售管理条例
6 pastries 8f85b501fe583004c86fdf42e8934228     
  • He gave a dry laugh, then sat down and started on the pastries. 杜新箨说着干笑一声,坐下去就吃点心。 来自子夜部分
  • Mike: So many! I like Xijiang raisins, beef jerky, and local pastries. 麦克:太多了。我最喜欢吃新疆葡萄干、牛肉干和风味点心。
7 distinctive Es5xr     
  • She has a very distinctive way of walking.她走路的样子与别人很不相同。
  • This bird has several distinctive features.这个鸟具有几种突出的特征。
8 cozy ozdx0     
  • I like blankets because they are cozy.我喜欢毛毯,因为他们是舒适的。
  • We spent a cozy evening chatting by the fire.我们在炉火旁聊天度过了一个舒适的晚上。
9 trampling 7aa68e356548d4d30fa83dc97298265a     
踩( trample的现在分词 ); 践踏; 无视; 侵犯
  • Diplomats denounced the leaders for trampling their citizens' civil rights. 外交官谴责这些领导人践踏其公民的公民权。
  • They don't want people trampling the grass, pitching tents or building fires. 他们不希望人们踩踏草坪、支帐篷或生火。
10 setback XzuwD     
  • Since that time there has never been any setback in his career.从那时起他在事业上一直没有遇到周折。
  • She views every minor setback as a disaster.她把每个较小的挫折都看成重大灾难。
11 pastry Q3ozx     
  • The cook pricked a few holes in the pastry.厨师在馅饼上戳了几个洞。
  • The pastry crust was always underdone.馅饼的壳皮常常烤得不透。
12 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
13 trample 9Jmz0     
  • Don't trample on the grass. 勿踏草地。
  • Don't trample on the flowers when you play in the garden. 在花园里玩耍时,不要踩坏花。
14 trampled 8c4f546db10d3d9e64a5bba8494912e6     
踩( trample的过去式和过去分词 ); 践踏; 无视; 侵犯
  • He gripped his brother's arm lest he be trampled by the mob. 他紧抓着他兄弟的胳膊,怕他让暴民踩着。
  • People were trampled underfoot in the rush for the exit. 有人在拼命涌向出口时被踩在脚下。
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