- A widespread chain of coffee shops.
2008, Andrew M. Jones, The Innovation Acid Test: Growth Through Design and Differentiation, ISBN 0955008158:
- Consider the Starbucks effect in the slogans written up recently in Fast Company magazine, where companies from various sectors now aspire to be the 'Starbucks of their respective industry': ...
- (metonymically) A coffee from Starbucks.
2009, Cheyenne McCray, Demons Not Included: A Night Tracker Novel, page 163:
- I swear, if I had been drinking my Starbucks today it would have gone up my nose.
chain of coffee shops