The Latest Starbucks Mugs

Been There – Valparaiso

Starbucks Been There – Valparaiso is the third BT mug from Chile released so far. Valparaiso is a major city and seaport located on the hills of the Pacific Ocean shore. People used to call it “Little San Francisco”, back in the days when it served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Starbucks designers used the green and blue palette for the mug and by reviewing the points of interest and symbols, it looks like they picked those from both Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (“Vineyard of the Sea”).… Read more

Been There – Santiago

This is Starbucks Been There – Santiago mug released for the capital and largest city of Chile. The city is also known as Santiago de Chile and can literally be translated from Spanish as “Saint-James”. Along with other nearby cities it forms Santiago Metropolitan Region which is home to almost half of the population of the country (around 7 million people live here).
The color palette used for this mug is green, and it seems that architectural points of interest are predominant in the design.… Read more

Been There – Chile

Starbucks Been There – Chile is one of my favorite mugs from South America probably because of the color palette they chose for it. Here are some symbols and points of interest for this country that can be found on the mug:
– The Andes or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de Los Andes) – are the longest continental mountain range in the world with the length of about 4300 miles spanning across seven countries! Aconcagua is the highest peak being 22,841 ft high.… Read more

You Are Here – Changde

Starbucks You Are Here – Changde is supposedly the first one from the new batch of 11 Chinese mugs coming this Fall. You heard it right, Starbucks is adding 11 new YAHs for China in addition to dozens released already. Well, more mugs, more fun. It is also an opportunity to learn something new about the places you’ve never been to before (but probably going to visit someday).
The first mentions of the settlement in this area are dating back to as far as 8,000 years ago.… Read more

Been There – Cordoba

Starbucks Been There – Cordoba is the fifth and the last Argentinian mug from this series for now. It is the second-most populous city in Argentina and one of the oldest Spanish settlements in this region.
Here are some points of interest worth visiting:
– La Cañada de Córdoba is the canal going through the whole city. It’s a quaint, tree-lined avenue with iconic, stone walls and bridges that is a great pleasure to stroll along.
– The Arc de Córdoba (Arco de Córdoba) was built in 1943 and can sometimes be seen on the postcards as the symbol of the city.… Read more

Been There – Rosario

Starbucks Been There – Rosario is yet another mug from Argentina. Rosario is the third most populous city in the country and a major port sitting on the west bank of the Paraná River. It is worth noting that it’s still not clear what is the actual foundation date of the city. Some say it’s October 7, 1793, however, most of the historians claim that the only right date is August 3, 1852, when town known as Pago de Los Arroyos (“land of the streams”) was declared a city.… Read more

Been There – Mendoza

Coming back in time to review some BT mugs from South America. Starbucks Been There Mendoza is the mug from Argentina with blue, yellow and orange colors prevailing. Here are some symbols of this city:
– A line of trees with what seems to be the road is a part of the green belt in the western part of the city, known as Parque General San Martin. It is a system of tree allees, roads and irrigation canals built entirely by people who decided to settle here and make it a nice place to live.… Read more

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day

You Are Here – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Saudi National Day is a special edition of the regular YAH. It has been released to honor the celebration of Saudi National Day which is held every year on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mug is designed using a green color palette. Green is the main color of the flag of the country and represents Islam.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Denmark

This is You Are Here Ornament – Denmark, a smaller version of the bigger mug released a year ago. It has a light blue string and features some of the points of interest and symbols from one of the oldest countries in Europe:
– Multicolored row houses became a trademark of the old city architecture of some countries from Nothern Europe. My understanding, it is Nyhavn Canal which is depicted in particular. The boat in front of the houses might be additional proof for that.… Read more

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