I recently acquired a Starbucks training manual, which dates from 1989. For throwback Thursday, I give you a few pages of that booklet. It’s interesting but I don’t think the goals of Starbucks have changed since 1989. There’s no doubt, the Seattle headquarters still wants great drinks being served by friendly, knowledgeable, and professional partners.

Have a look:

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2 - 1 - 20151216_232804 espresso standard 1989If you like learning about Starbucks of yesteryear, I recommend these past articles:

Pike Place Early Years: 1971.

1992: Pike Place Market Cookbook – The pages about Starbucks.

Spotlight on Breakfast Blend: Milder Dimensions.

Flashback to 1999: Joe Magazine by Starbucks.

Starbucks history lesson: Bottled Mazagran.

The first Starbucks annual shareholder’s report: 1992 report.

If you want to see more from this 1989 Starbucks training book, here is more:

Grinding Coffee Beans at Starbucks in 1989