Why is Starbucks Called Starbucks?

With every sip of your favorite coffee beverage in hot or cold variant, did you ever ask, “why is Starbucks called Starbucks?” I sometimes wonder too.


Why is Starbucks Called Starbucks?

Like most everyone else, my literal interpretation of the name is derived from two words, “star” and “bucks” where the coffee shop wants everyone to spend their bucks (money) for a taste of a coffee exquisitely blended as if for stars (popular personalities). Is that believable? 





A more intelligent answer finds its roots in the popular 1851 Herman Melville novel Moby-Dick. I read an old copy of the book back in high school but I couldn’t recall the characters anymore. Apparently, Starbucks was named after Capt. Ahab’s first mate, Starbucks, who was a coffee drinker.



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