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.