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The World’s Number One Starbucks Fan: The Movie

About a year ago I interviewed a man named Winter, who had set out to drink a coffee in every Starbucks on the planet. It was an ambitious goal given the rate of growth this company is experiencing, but he has not given up the chase.

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In January of 2006, he had visited more than 4,500 locations. Last week, Winter wrote me to say that he is up to 6,800 locations, including locations in 9 countries and Puerto Rico.

So in about 14 months he has visited roughly 2,300 Starbucks stores, or 6 per day. Has any Starbucks employee visited this many locations? Perhaps somebody at corporate should give this guy a job.

And now there’s a documentary coming out about Winter’s exploits: Starbucking, the story of a man with a dream and a coffee craving.

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John Yunker
John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of . He has published 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card and is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.
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