A few days ago, upon noticing something while traveling, I posed a question on Twitter: Are there really no Starbucks in Italy?

Several folks responded that there are indeed no Starbucks in Italy — which still blows my mind. And a few sent the link above full of interesting details as to why not — at least not yet

Worth noting: were it not for Howard Schultz sitting at a cafe in Milan while on a business trip in 1983, there would be no Starbucks as we know it today.

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    Commercial forces are not destiny. If Italy can keep out Starbucks, we can get reasonable privacy protections to exist...
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    no wonder, Italy is the best place to have a coffee, and a word “barista" is from Italy right? kekekeke…it is suicide...
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