Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks along with John Culver, president, Starbucks Coffee International, joined Starbucks partners in Mexico City for the milestone occasion.
Starbucks was first established in Mexico in September 2002, in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma in front of the Angel of Independence. Starbucks then continued rapid expansion into the Mexico City metropolitan area and within 2 years the streets of Providence saw its first location in the city of Guadalaja. Starbucks continued to sweep across the country with Mexico now being Starbucks largest market in all of Latin America. Starbucks and Alesa now currently operate Starbucks stores in 43 cities across Mexico and employ more than 3,200 employees.
So often it’s the little things, like the availability of your favorite coffee roaster that makes you realize just how far along Mexico has come into the developing world.