Number of Starbucks stores today: 12,440.

Number the company is aiming to have: 40,000.

Relevant quote:

“Going to the other side of the street can be a barrier,” said Launi Skinner, senior vice president in charge of Starbucks’ store development.

Annual GDP of the United Arab Emirates: $98.1 billion.

Annual GDP of Kuwait: $52.76 billion.

Exxon Mobile revenue, 3Q2006: $99.59 billion.

Costs per gallon:

Crude oil: $1.32.1

Starbucks coffee: $40.2

Inkjet printer ink: $3,800–8,000.3,4.