“Pequod” Was Supposed to be the Original Name
Before settling on the name Starbucks, the founders toyed with the idea of calling their company, Pequod. This was the name of a whaling ship from the classic book, Moby-Dick. Fortunately, they settled on Starbucks, which happens to be Pequod’s chief mate. We wonder who would dare drink a cup of Pequod coffee.
As with any giant corporation, Starbucks has its fair share of controversies and hidden secrets. Even if you love Starbucks, it’s important not to be duped by their sharp marketing strategies if you want to keep an eye on their health concerns and your wallet.