A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 28, 2011
Starfucks (Starbucks nickname)

Starbucks Coffee Company is a coffeehouse chain that began in Seattle, Washington in 1971. There are many Starbucks outlets in New York City, especially in Manhattan.

The Starbucks nickname of “Starfucks” (the curse word indicates that it’s derogatory) has been cited in print since at least 1995.

Other Starbucks nicknames include “Charbucks” (since 1994), “Fourbucks"/"Fivebucks” (since 1998) and “Starbugs” (since 2012).

Wikipedia: Starbucks
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is an international coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17,009 stores in 50 countries, including over 11,000 in the United States, over 1,000 in Canada, and over 700 in the United Kingdom.

Starbucks sells drip brewed coffee, espresso-based hot drinks, other hot and cold drinks, coffee beans, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and panini, pastries, snacks, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company’s products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice cream and coffee are also offered at grocery stores.

Urban Dictionary
The proper (some might say “derogatory”, though I hope for the sake of the world they wouldn’t) term for the evil coffee making entity sometimes known as Starbucks.
“I hate Starfucks”
“Don’t you mean StarBUCKS?
“No, I assure you, I meant Starfucks.”

by Bartender Feb 21, 2004

Google Groups: alt.coffee
Newsgroups: alt.coffee
From: (Eric London)
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 1995 15:35
Subject: Good coffe in LA?? Please??

i know i already asked this question once, but i’m getting desperate for more info! (i received three replies, or was it two). starfucks (sp?) is out…

Google Groups: alt.books.poppy-z-brite
Newsgroups: alt.books.poppy-z-brite
From: (maime-a-licious)
Date: 1998/05/28
Subject: Re: Borders: To Celebrate or Avoid?

I know starfucks sucks. but I know people who work there and I’m too lazy to walk three blocks for the good coffee.

Google Groups: soc.culture.nordic
Newsgroups: soc.culture.nordic
From: Martha Hughes
Date: 1999/07/23
Subject: Re: Starbucks Coffee Shops

They take the money sometimes out of the country, even. Every Starfucks looks the same, every starfucks serve the same drinks. It’s digusting! It may be just a fun little project to you, but it could be the end of many Swedish businesses. I say DIE STARBUCKS, DIE!!!!!!

Google Books
January 2000, Spin magazine, pg. 37, col. 1:
Tommy Lee returns from taking a pee outside a yuppie Melrose coffee shop— let’s call it Starfucks— looking jittery.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • (0) Comments • Thursday, April 28, 2011 • Permalink