Been There – Philippines 2 – Summer Edition 2023

What you’re seeing is the mug that popped up last summer and caused some confusion. At first glance, Been There – Philippines 2 – Summer Edition 2023 looked like the Christmas mug, outlined with black only. However, after a quick search, I found out that the somewhat official name of the new four Philippines mugs (see the last photo in this post) is “Summer Been There Series”. The cover is not different from the regular version and has no additional writing, however, the actual box is black.… Read more

Been There – China

Starbucks Been There – China is probably the best-looking mug from this series that I’ve seen. The designers did a great job while using bright red and shiny gold colors. This, however, comes with the inconvenience of not being able to use it in the microwave or dishwasher. Please note, that there are dozens of Been There city mugs from China that I will be adding soon, stay tuned!

There are many symbols and points of interest from China that can be seen on the mug.… Read more

Been There – Cartagena

Starbucks Been There – Cartagena should be available in stores for a while now. It’s not the first Colombian city mug from this series, but rather the part of the second batch.

Cartagena, a vibrant city nestled on the northern coast of Colombia, is a cultural gem steeped in history and charm. Originally inhabited by indigenous peoples, the city was founded by Spanish explorer Pedro de Heredia in 1533, becoming a strategic port in the Spanish colonial empire. Over the centuries, Cartagena thrived as a vital hub for trade, drawing merchants, adventurers, and pirates alike.… Read more

Been There – Guyana

Starbucks Been There – Guyana is a mug for the only English-speaking country in South America. Guyana, officially known as the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, shares borders with Venezuela to the west, Brazil to the south, and Suriname to the east, with the Atlantic Ocean gracing its northern shores. The capital and largest city, Georgetown, situated at the mouth of the Demerara River, serves as the cultural and economic hub of the nation.

Guyana’s history is a tapestry woven with threads of indigenous cultures, European colonialism, and the struggles for independence.… Read more

Been There – Mississippi 3

While the new mugs keep coming regularly, Starbucks continues revising its existing inventory by releasing updated versions of some of its Been There mugs. In a way, it became a hallmark of this series. Yes, we’ve seen some YAHs updated, but all those were exceptions caused by some legal reasons. And of course, that doesn’t apply to Disney YAHs, which we’ve seen plenty of.

Alright, so, Starbucks Been There – Mississippi 3 is the updated version of the previously released mug.… Read more

Been There – Japan

It has been a while since the release of the Starbucks Been There – Japan mug, and I have no excuse for not adding it to the collection. Similar to the YAH series, the Japan country mug is unique in the sense, that it has four siblings representing four seasons of the year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. I will be adding those four to the collection soon.

The design of this “regular” mug uses red and yellow colors. Here are some symbols of Japan that I am seeing on it:

Fuji, also known as Mount Fuji, is Japan’s iconic stratovolcano and the country’s tallest peak, standing at 12,389 ft.… Read more

Been There – Cambridge

Starbucks Been There – Cambridge is a mug for a city in Massachusetts, located just across the Charles River from Boston. Cambridge is renowned for its prestigious universities, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Lesley University, which have shaped its identity as an intellectual and cultural hub. I am expecting Starbucks to release the mugs for these academic institutions later, in the scope of the Campus Collection. Stay tuned for the latest news about that!

Cambridge was settled in 1630 by the Massachusetts Bay Company and was originally called New Towne.… Read more

Been There – Curacao

Starbucks Been There – Curaçao mug was initially spotted in personal collections back in 2019, however it was never seen in stores till recently. Not sure what was the reason for the delay, but here it is, brand new and nice looking.

Curaçao, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, lies in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 65 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast. Its capital and largest city, Willemstad, is renowned for its colorful Dutch colonial architecture, earning it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.… Read more

Been There – Michigan State

Starbucks Been There – Michigan State mug is designed using mostly two colors: green which symbolizes the agricultural heritage of the university and the lush landscapes of Michigan, and white which represents purity and integrity.
Founded in 1855, Michigan State University (MSU) has a rich and storied history that spans over 160 years. Situated in East Lansing, Michigan, MSU has evolved from a small agricultural college into a globally recognized institution of higher learning. Initially named the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, MSU was the first land-grant college in the United States, emphasizing practical education and research in agriculture and the mechanical arts.… Read more

Been There – Savannah

I am still catching up with the USA releases, and here’s one of them. Starbucks Been There – Savannah mug should be available in stores for a while now.

Savannah’s history is as captivating as its picturesque landscape. Founded in 1733 by British General James Oglethorpe, Savannah served as the first colonial capital of Georgia. The city’s strategic location along the Savannah River facilitated trade and commerce, contributing to its early growth and prosperity.

Throughout the centuries, Savannah bore witness to pivotal events in American history.… Read more

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