- Publish Date
- Monday, 10 July 2017, 7:44AM
Starbucks has been around since what seems like the beginning of time (okay it was 1971), but it didn't always have the iconic name we all know and love today.
According to the coffee house's co-founder, Gordon Bowker, Starbucks was almost called something completely different.
Cargo House - yeah, sounds like a shop for cargo pants....
Apparently, Bowker’s business partner Terry Heckler decided against the name, arguing that words starting with ‘st’ have a strong sound to them.
Starbucks came from two sources of inspiration. Starbo, a mining town in Washington State, and Starbuck, the character from Moby Dick.