Over the past four decades, Starbucks has bloomed from a single coffee shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market to more than 17,000 stores responsible for caffeinating 55 countries. The company’s smiling, green-aproned baristas have become the mascots of many people’s morning routine, pouring cups of dark, medium, and blonde roast for coffee purists and adding shots of caramel or white chocolate to more elaborate espresso creations and treats such as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Concerned with more than flavour, Starbucks strives to fill its menu with responsibly sourced coffee, cocoa, and tea that protect the farmers and bioregions they come from. These efforts have earned the company a spot on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the world's most ethical companies.
Once known as Da Kitchen and Mo’s Island Grinds, Homestyle Hawaiian keeps the home-cooked tradition alive, infusing fresh island fare with the familiar flavors of down-home cooking. A menu fit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert features combo plates stacked with Hawaiian classics, such as meat jhun and kalua pig, which refuel diners hungered from long days of shooting ex-boyfriends' furniture out of a cannon, and bites laden with other Asian flavors, including Korean-style chicken. The kitchen crew ends hearty meals with Hawaiian shaved ice and four types of crème brûlée, including toasted coconut and bananas foster.