Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; China/Asia Pacific; and Channel Development. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices, and bottled water. The company’s stores also provide fresh food and snack offerings; and various food products, such as pastries, and breakfast sandwiches and lunch items, as well as serve ware, beverage-making equipment, and accessories. In addition, it licenses its trademarks through licensed stores, and grocery and national foodservice accounts. The company offers its products under the Starbucks, Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Ethos, Starbucks VIA, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Refreshers, and Starbucks Discoveries Iced Café Favorites brand names. As of September 27, 2015, it operated 23,043 stores. Starbucks Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Seattle, Washington.