If there’s one thing I insist on of a morning, it’s a steaming hot mug of coffee. I can’t think of a better way to be greeted in the small hours than with a warm, bubbling cappuccino – complete with chocolate sprinkles, of course. So, it was like all my Christmases had come at once when I was hired by none other than Starbucks.

Yes, the famous coffee brand took on yours truly to announce the opening of their new shop in Shad Thames, near London Bridge. As you all know the City of London is my second home and I’m always proud to take on work in the capital, so this was a magnificent opportunity that I simply couldn’t miss.

For the coffee aficionados among us I have some stellar Starbucks factoids:

  • Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971
  • As of 2017, the company operates in 37,339 locations worldwide
  • The first Starbucks to open outside North America opened in Tokyo, Japan, in 1996