Starbucks Returns to Sea on USS Boxer

boxerstarbucksThere is virtually no place on earth beyond its reach. No, not the US Navy. Starbucks. The coffee seller is now even opening a store on a navy warship, the amphibious assault ship, USS Boxer. The “Starboxer” is the first “fully functioning coffee shop” serving Starbucks coffee on a US Navy ship.  It is only fitting that Starbucks has gone to sea.  The company was named after the chief mate of the Pequod in Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick.”  Melville in turn used the name of a prominent whaling family in Nantucket for Ahab’s second in command.  In a very real sense, Starbucks has been at sea for quite some time. Thanks to Linda Collison for point out the new source of floating caffeine.

Starbucks has now opened a store aboard this Navy warship

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2 Responses to Starbucks Returns to Sea on USS Boxer

  1. Phil says:

    I pity them.
    As a plain-black coffee drinker, those poor boys have no idea how awful the Starbucks coffee really is because of all the junk they add to it to make it drinkable.

  2. walt says:

    It’s really Charbucks