31 Dec '12, 4pm

Sprudge Classics - What If The First Starbucks Had Yelp?

The scene was Seattle, the year 1971. Three young enterprising bucks named Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker, and Zev Siegl opened a hip new hangout called Starbucks. This small, quality-focused roasting business took the city by storm – with an ethos that felt an awful lot like what you might enounter at Four Barrel, Stumptown, or any other boutique coffee shop today. The only real difference, as far as we can tell, is that back in 1971 there was no forum for snarky unpaid amateurs to crowd-source their establishment reviews.

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