Been There – Niagara-on-the-Lake

Here is an interesting release from the Pin Drop Collection subset of the Been There Series. As a reminder, the boxes of these mugs are orange, compared to regular blue and the cover has slightly different wording. You can see the comparison of the boxes below.
Starbucks Been There Niagara-on-the-Lake is a mug for a town in Ontario, Canada located at the Niagara river mouth, where it flows into Lake Ontario. An interesting historical detail is that the town served as the first capital of the province of Upper Canada.… Read more

Been There – Vientiane

Been There – Vientiane mug is dedicated to the opening of the first Starbucks store in Laos and the further expansion of the company in Southeast Asia. The store is designed in collaboration with local artists while honoring the heritage and beauty of Laotian art and folklore.
Vientiane is the capital of the country and its largest city. It is located right on the border with Thailand separated from it by the Mekong river.
Here are some symbols and points of attraction from the design of the mug:
– Patuxai (the arch next to the handle) is a war monument dedicated to those who fought in the war for independence from France (1949).… Read more

Been There – The University of Oklahoma

More mugs from the Campus Collection have been released recently. One of them is the Been There The University of Oklahoma for the public research university in Norman, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1890, seventeen years before Oklahoma officially became the state!
The mug is designed using the official colors of the University – crimson and cream. You can see an official abbreviation of the name of the University – OU, to the left of the title.
Here are some landmarks and symbols of the OU.… Read more

Been There Christmas – Manila

Been There Christmas Manila is following the release of the country mug from Republika ng Pilipinas. Similarly, the design of the regular mug was revised, with some elements rearranged and new holiday elements added: huge Christmas tree to the right of the title, gift boxes, and ornaments.
It is worth mentioning that there were three YAH Christmas mugs from Manila released in the previous years.
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Been There Christmas – Philippines

Starbucks Been There Christmas Philippines mug is the Holiday Edition of the regular mug that I’ve reviewed two years ago. If you compare these two mugs side by side (see the picture below), it becomes obvious that they’re quite different. Looking back at the holiday releases from previous years, I expected small elements added or replaced to introduce that Christmas spirit: trees are replaced with Christmas trees, gifts, snowmen, candy canes, etc. With the Been There Christmas Philippines mug, Starbucks decided to go that extra mile to make it unique.… Read more

Been There Christmas – Pike Place 3

With the holiday season approaching fast, Starbucks delights us with the release of the Been There Christmas Pike Place v3 mug. It looks similar to the last year’s release, at first glance, however, when giving it a second look it becomes obvious that the new mug’s color is much darker, making it black, almost. If you decide to buy this mug online, you need to pay attention, as the pictures might be deceiving, depending on the light. To be absolutely sure, ask for the picture of the bottom, which clearly shows the year.… Read more

Been There – Clemson University

Starbucks Been There Clemson University mug is the newest addition to the Campus Collection. It is dedicated to a public land-grant research university in South Carolina. The University was founded in 1889 as Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. It was later renamed Clemson University in 1964, in recognition of expanded academic offerings.
Here are some landmarks and symbols from the mug:
– Clemson University Outdoor Theater is the venue for outdoor events. The Theater seats approximately 1206 on grass and concrete-tiered seating levels.… Read more

Been There – Sacramento State

Here’s the second in the row Campus Collection release from this week, Starbucks Been There – Sacramento State mug. The full name of this public university is California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) a.k.a. Sacramento State a.k.a. Sac State. Speaking of the California State University system, it incorporates another 22 campuses, and some of them we’ve already seen releases for: Fresno and San Diego. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all 23 campuses are getting the mug, however, I am sure, we can expect more.… Read more

Been There – Notre Dame

Starbucks Been There – Notre Dame mug is expanding the Campus Collection, making me question how many are there planned for us. The University of Notre Dame du Lac, a.k.a. Notre Dame, a.k.a. ND, is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana. Established in 1842, the University consists of seven schools and colleges now and is considered one of the top universities in the US. Students of the ND enroll in more than fifty master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees in law, science, engineering, medicine, architecture, and business.… Read more

Been There – University of Missouri

The latest addition to the Campus Collection is Starbucks Been There – University of Missouri mug, designed using black and “MU Gold” colors. The latter, as you could guess, is an official custom color of the University.
The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, or Missouri) is a public university located in Columbia. When founded in 1839, it was the first public university west of the Mississippi River. As many as 30,000 students enroll in more than 300-degree academic programs at Mizzou, each year.… Read more

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