WASHINGTON, April 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
GETTING IN THE HABIT
Profile America — Sunday, April 2nd. In 19th century America, local coffeehouses, which roasted their own beans, ruled. Then, in 1900, Hills Brothers started packing roasted, ground coffee in vacuum tins. In the next several years, instant and decaffeinated coffees were developed. In a move to return to fresh-roasted whole bean coffee, the first Starbucks opened in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market this week in 1971. Borrowing from Italian practice, the chain added espresso, latte and mocha. Public acceptance ramped up in these past 46 years, and now the firm has more than 25,000 stores in some 70 countries, with about 11,500 in the U.S. That's well over half of the 19,500 coffee shops across America. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Coffee culture/accessed 2/2/2017: www.ushistoryscene.com/article/american-drinking/
Opening/accessed 2/2/2017: www.starbucksmelody.com/2015/03/22/pike-place-starbucks-history/
Growth/accessed 2/2/2017: www.starbucks.com/about-us/company-information/starbucks-company-timeline
Starbucks global count/accessed 2/4/2017: https://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-top-10-global-stories-of-2016
Domestic numbers/accessed 2/2/2017: www.statista.com/statistics/218366/number-of-international-and-us-starbucks-stores/
U.S. coffee shops/Economic Census/NAICS 7222135: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00CCOMP1//naics~7222135
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau