The Latest Starbucks Mugs

You Are Here – St. Andrews

Thanks to a message and photos from the reader of this blog, it came to my attention that Scotland is getting a new mug. Starbucks You Are Here St. Andrews is joining an already big family of the UK mugs.
St. Andrews is located on the east coast of Scotland, not far from Edinburgh, the capital of the country. The town is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle and is home to the University of St Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland (and the third oldest in the English-speaking world).… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Kazakhstan

Mini mugs have a special place in my heart and I am always excited to see the new ones coming out. This release is no exception, please meet Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Kazakhstan that makes it the 150th little “ornie” from this collection. Interestingly enough, there is no sign of the bigger mug being released yet, but something tells me this is just a matter of time. I don’t recall a country ornament without a full-sized mug from Starbucks, do you?… Read more

Been There – Delhi

At the very first glance it might seem that Starbucks Been There Delhi is the mug for the same city as we’ve seen within the YAH collection: New Delhi. Make no mistake, these are two different entities. New Delhi is an administrative district within the borders of Delhi. In other words, it’s a city within another city.
Delhi is one of the oldest cities in the world and has always been a dominant trading and commercial center in northern India.… Read more

Been There – Mumbai

Starbucks Been There Mumbai is the mug for the second-largest city in India. It is the financial, commercial, and entertainment center of the country. The official name of the city was Bombay till 1995.
The front of the mug is occupied by Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. It was built in 1888 from Bori Bunder railway station under the new name: Victoria Terminus. It is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its High Victorian Gothic style of architecture.
The back of the mug shows the Gateway of India which is an arch built between 1913 and 1924 to commemorate the arrival of King-Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary in Mumbai.… Read more

Been There – Bengaluru

Starbucks Been There Bengaluru is the mug for the “IT capital of India” thanks to its role as a hub for major IT companies both from India and abroad and a home for many IT professionals in the country. The front of the mug showcases the skyline of the city and also a picture of Lal Bagh Botanical Garden which is more than 200 years old.
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Been There – Hyderabad

Starbucks Been There – Hyderabad is yet another mug from India that has been released as a batch recently. The name of the city can literally be translated as “Lion City”, where Haydar means ‘lion’ and ābād goes for ‘city’. There are different theories about the origin of the name. One of them suggests it was named after Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib, also known as Haydar (since he was brave as a lion in battles). Another nickname, “City of Pearl”, it got from being the main pearl trading center in India.… Read more

Been There – India

Starbucks Been There – India is one of the five mugs from BT series released for this country recently. As a reminder, there were only two YAHs from India: New Delhi and Mumbai.
This new mug is designed using the blue palette (my favorite) and showcases certain landmarks which India is known for: from architecture and animals to Bollywood and dancing.
Dance has always been a major part of the religious and cultural life in India. It dates back to ancient times and is believed to originate from dances and rituals of the Vedic period (circa 1500 – 500 BC).… Read more

Been There – Guatemala

Starbucks Been There – Guatemala is a mug for the most populous country in Central America. The territory of modern Guatemala is considered the historical center of the Mayan civilization, hence the pyramid-shaped structure that you can see on the left of the front of the mug. This is Tikal Temple I (a.k.a. the Temple of the Great Jaguar) located in Tikal, one of the largest cities and archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Mesoamerica. This funerary temple is built over the tomb of Jasaw Chan K’awiil I who ruled AD 682–734
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Been There – El Salvador

Starbucks Been There – El Salvador is a mug for the smallest country in Central America. One of the elements on the front of the mug is Pupusa. This is a national Salvadoran dish which is essentially a thick corn tortilla stuffed with the filling of your choice, which usually includes beef, beans, cheese, or pork. Pupusas are often served with curtido, a fermented cabbage relish, which usually includes carrots, onions, spices, and garlic. This authentic food is so popular that it even has its own festival – Festival Nacional De La Pupusa, which is held in November.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Macau

Starbucks Been There Ornament – Macau accompanies the bigger mug. And again, we’re seeing a similar pattern to what happened with the previous collection. Back in 2016, Macao YAH was released along with the ornament, same for Hong Kong. However, when the time came for the remaining ornaments from China, there was only one released – Puer. Hopefully, Starbucks has different plans for Been There Ornaments from this country.… Read more

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