Get the latest news and stories on American coffeehouse chain and coffee company Starbucks Corporation, including breaking news. Starbucks was established in Seattle, Washington in 1971 by American businessmen Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl and Gordon Bowker. Follow RT on the news and details on foundation of Starbucks and the background of its creators. Today, Starbucks coffee shops are spread all over the globe, and by 2016 were located on six continents, in 75 countries and territories. Read the news and stories on Starbucks and its policies in different world states. There has been controversies and criticism over Starbucks. For example, Starbucks in California was accused of violating requirements by California law to provide warning labels of chemicals that may be a cause of cancer. Moreover, the Starbucks chain was accused of racism, of short-changing customers on their lattes, of monopolizing Chinese market, etc. Don’t miss the news and updates on disputes over Starbucks.