CEO Kevin Johnson said that in 2019, the company will "focus on our long-term emerging markets in the US and China," the two largest markets.
Revenues grew to $ 6.3 billion in the quarter, which ended in September, up 11% from the same time last year. In the three months ended September, comparable retail sales increased by 4% in the US and 1% in China.
The company pointed to several reasons for the strong domestic appearance, as an upturn in afternoon sales, increasing efficiency in the work of shops and customer interest in icecream.
But Starbucks still sees a boost from their more indulgent drinks, like Pumpkin Spice Latte. "It did a great job for us in the quarter," said Operation Director Roz Brewer at an analyst meeting Thursday.
Starbucks also does a great job of adapting to how consumers want their coffee.
In the United States, more than 80% of the new stores added this year, drive-thrus. Brewer said that overall, run-thru stores "well-delivered" cafes in the quarter.
The company's shares jumped around 9% after the time due to the positive earnings report.