Starbucking: A Journey Beyond Coffee Shops

In the vast landscape of coffee culture, Winter, a name synonymous with an extraordinary pursuit, has transcended the typical coffee connoisseur experience. For more than two decades, Winter has embarked on a mission that sets him apart from all others — the quest to visit every Starbucks on the planet. With over 16,700 Starbucks under his belt, Winter holds the record as the individual who has embraced the Starbucks brand like no one else before.

Winter's journey began 25 years ago when the idea of visiting every Starbucks in the world sparked his imagination. What started as a unique and somewhat eccentric hobby has since evolved into a global phenomenon, garnering widespread recognition and admiration. His Starbucking adventures have been covered in over three hundred articles, segments, and mentions across major print and screen media.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Winter found the perfect time to channel his passion into a tangible form. The result is a manuscript that delves into the heart of Starbucking, exploring the coffee giant's every nook and cranny through Winter's distinctive lens. The book not only chronicles his unparalleled journey but also weaves in the narrative of his peculiar life and the guiding philosophies that have shaped both him and his quest.

While Winter's Starbucking escapades have captivated audiences worldwide, it has also inspired an unexpected trend, extending its influence to the real estate domain. The passion for Starbucks has transcended mere coffee appreciation, evolving into a genuine obsession for some. Individuals are now expressing a desire to live in proximity to their favorite Starbucks locations, turning their daily coffee run into a lifestyle choice.

As Winter works diligently to complete the final chapters of his book this year, anticipation is building around the market potential it holds. Despite the lack of extensive PR efforts, Winter's Starbucking has managed to create a buzz that promises a receptive audience for his upcoming literary endeavor.

The intersection of Winter's Starbucking and the emerging trend of living near Starbucks is particularly evident in the Chicago area. Here, we present a curated list of Starbucks locations, each accompanied by a link that seamlessly integrates the passion for coffee with the pursuit of one's dream home:

Aurora-Ogden & Eola Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 2575 Ogden Ave.
  • Phone: 630-851-0564
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Amenities:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot

Target North Aurora T-2177 Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60542
  • Address: 1800 Orchard Gateway Blvd
  • Phone: 630-518-9042
  • Amenities:
    • Starbucks Card Mobile

Aurora-Kirk & Butterfield Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60502
  • Address: 2948 Kirk Rd.
  • Phone: 630-851-9257
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Amenities:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot

Dominick's-Aurora #4161 Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 3025 E New York St
  • Phone: 630-236-0683

Chicago Premium Outlets Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd.Suite 1211
  • Phone: 630-898-0192
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
    • Mon: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM
  • Amenities:
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot

West Aurora-Orchard & Indian Trail Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60506
  • Address: 1480 N. Orchard Rd.Suite B1
  • Phone: 630-907-0348
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sun: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Amenities:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot

Aurora-Fox Valley Mall Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 195 Fox Valley CenterSpace K8-9008
  • Phone: 630-978-1772
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    • Mon: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM

Rose Plaza / Aurora Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 2849 East New York Ave.
  • Phone: 630-236-9612
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Amenities:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Sirena Espresso Machine
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot

Dominicks - Aurora #4161 Starbucks

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 3025 E New York St
  • Phone: 630-236-0683

Meijer-Aurora #178

Jewell/Osco-Aurora #3201

  • Location: Aurora
  • ZIP Code: 60504
  • Address: 1157 Eola Road

Addison-Lake & Rohlwing

  • Name: Addison-Lake & Rohlwing
  • City: Addison
  • ZipCode: 60101
  • Address: 1590 W. Lake St.Suite 101
  • Phone: 630/773-4743
  • Hours:
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sun: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM (3/8/2011: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM)
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Barrington-Rte 14 & Lake Cook Road

  • Name: Barrington-Rte 14 & Lake Cook Road
  • City: Barrington
  • ZipCode: 60010
  • Address: 120 S. Northwest Hwy.
  • Phone: 847-381-0116
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Barrington II

  • Name: Barrington II
  • City: Barrington
  • ZipCode: 60010
  • Address: 125 South Hough Street
  • Phone: 847-842-8048
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Sirena Espresso Machine
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Belvidere Travel Oasis Space K2

  • Name: Belvidere Travel Oasis Space K2
  • City: Belvidere
  • ZipCode: 61008
  • Address: 5551 Pearl St
  • Phone: 815-547-3646
  • Services: Not specified
  • Map: Not specified

Belvidere-Genoa & Chrysler

  • Name: Belvidere-Genoa & Chrysler
  • City: Belvidere
  • ZipCode: 61008
  • Address: 1912 Gateway Center Dr
  • Phone: 815 544 5859
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 4:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 4:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 4:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 4:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 4:30 AM-9:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Bourbonnais-Main & Latham

  • Name: Bourbonnais-Main & Latham
  • City: Bourbonnais
  • ZipCode: 60914
  • Address: 532 Main Street
  • Phone: 815-935-6899
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sun: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
  • Map: Not specified

Burr Ridge-I-55 & County Line Rd

  • Name: Burr Ridge-I-55 & County Line Rd
  • City: Burr Ridge
  • ZipCode: 60527
  • Address: 515 Village Center Dr.
  • Phone: 630-887-4695
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:30 AM-8:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Champaign-Prospect

  • Name: Champaign-Prospect
  • City: Champaign
  • ZipCode: 61822
  • Address: 2702 North Prospect
  • Phone: 217-398-0821
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:30 AM-10:30 PM
    • Sat: 5:30 AM-10:30 PM
    • Sun: 6:30 AM-9:30 PM
    • Mon: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Champaign - 5th & Green

  • Name: Champaign - 5th & Green
  • City: Champaign
  • ZipCode: 61820
  • Address: 503 E. Green Street
  • Phone: 217-344-8613
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
    • Wed: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
    • Thu: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
    • Fri: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
    • Sat: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
    • Sun: 7:00 AM-12:00 AM
    • Mon: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
  • Services:
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Market Place Mall - Champaign

  • Name: Market Place Mall - Champaign
  • City: Champaign
  • ZipCode: 61820
  • Address: 2000 North Neil St.space 375
  • Phone: 217-356-4952
  • Services:
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Meijer-Champaign #146

  • Name: Meijer-Champaign #146
  • City: Champaign
  • ZipCode: 61822
  • Address: 2401 N Prospect Ave
  • Phone: 217-353-4000
  • Map: Not specified

Cicero, IL (Target Cicero T-732)

  • Name: Target Cicero T-732
  • City: Cicero
  • ZipCode: 60804
  • Address: 2901 S Cicero Ave
  • Phone: 708-863-6830
  • Services:
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
  • Map: Not specified

Crestwood Commons

  • Name: Crestwood Commons
  • City: Crestwood
  • ZipCode: 60445
  • Address: 13225 S. Cicero Ave.A
  • Phone: 708-824-1194
  • Hours:
    • Wed: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:00 AM-9:30 PM
    • Mon: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM (3/8/2011: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM)
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

DeKalb Travel Oasis Space D

  • Name: DeKalb Travel Oasis Space D
  • City: DeKalb
  • ZipCode: 60115
  • Address: 2700 N Crego Rd
  • Phone: 815-748-4193
  • Services: Not specified
  • Map: Not specified

DeKalb-Rte 38 & Annie Glidden Rd

  • Name: DeKalb-Rte 38 & Annie Glidden Rd
  • City: Dekalb
  • ZipCode: 60115
  • Address: 1015 W. Lincoln Hwy
  • Phone: 815-756-1620
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sat: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:30 AM-9:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Dekalb-Sycamore Rd.

  • Name: Dekalb-Sycamore Rd.
  • City: Dekalb
  • ZipCode: 60115
  • Address: 2577 Sycamore Road
  • Phone: 815-756-2971
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Thu: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Fri: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sat: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Sun: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
    • Mon: 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Services:
    • Oven-warmed Food
    • Sirena Espresso Machine
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
    • Wireless Hotspot
  • Map: Not specified

Target DeKalb T-2559

  • Name: Target DeKalb T-2559
  • City: DeKalb
  • ZipCode: 60115
  • Address: 2555 Sycamore Rd
  • Phone: (815) 787-6970
  • Services:
    • Starbucks Card Mobile
  • Map: Not specified

I-70 & Hwy 32

  • Name: I-70 & Hwy 32
  • City: Effingham
  • ZipCode: 62401
  • Address: 1700 Avenue of Mid America
  • Phone: 217-342-5577
  • Hours:
    • Tue: 5:30 AM-10:00 PM
    • Wed: 5:30 AM-10:00