Although the Starbucks coffee chain has been in existence since before 1980, it is very new to Peru and South America for that matter. Peru was actually the first country in South America to receive a Starbucks. The first Starbucks opened on August 19, 2003 in Ovalo Gutierrez of Lima, Peru one of the most prominent business and restaurant districts in Peru.
And finally, Allen enjoying a great cup of Starbucks coffee and the Peruvian sun at the same time.
Many economists anticipate Starbucks to soon pass McDonald’s as the worldwide United States brand. According to Wikipedia, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse with over 15,000 units in 44 countries. To read an interesting article concerning the opening of the first Starbucks in Peru, click here.