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Story Behind Starbucks Pike Place Roast

Pike Place Market

Courtesy of Seattle.gov

If you’ve ever visited Seattle, then you may already know where the name of Starbucks famous Pike Place Roast came from. But if don’t know where it came from and would enjoy a little smidgen of a history lesson, then let us indulge you.

Pike Place is a famous market in Seattle, Washington that was founded in 1907, and it’s actually the oldest, continually operating farmers market in the US.  It overlooks the beautiful Elliott Bay waterfront, and the marketplace includes the famous fish-tossing fishmongers you have undoubtedly seen on TV at least once. Continue reading