Been There Christmas – New York

Starbucks Been There Christmas New York has been spotted for sale, but not in stores, coming obviously from people who have early access to pre-released merchandise. Starbucks marks shipping boxes with “no picking before November 2” labels, yet it doesn’t stop some baristas. I still suggest waiting till official release, and buy it for the face value. Sometimes it is worth the wait.… Read more

Been There Christmas – Texas

Been There Christmas Texas mug joins the party of Starbucks Been There Christmas Collection. Similar to regular mug it kept all state symbols, while having that festive look with gold linings on the white background. Btw, if you decide to use it on the daily basis, please remember, you can’t place it in microwave, because of the gold paint used. While I am sure Starbucks didn’t use real gold (you wish!), paint probably has metal particles in it. … Read more

Been There Christmas – Seattle

Here’s the another Christmas mug – Starbucks Been There Christmas Seattle. Again, it pretty much looks like the regular one, except being black and white. The first Starbucks store, a.k.a. the Pike Place Starbucks store, a.k.a. the Original Starbucks, which opened it’s doors in 1971, is presented on the front of the mug. The design of the store hasn’t change since and serves as touristic attraction nowadays, while being fully operational. While the Original Starbucks is always overcrowded, it is really hard to resist the temptation of coming inside and ordering a cup of coffee or buying a mug.… Read more

Been There Christmas – Washington

The first mug from Christmas collection for Been There Series is already here! As you can see, it is actually company’s home state – Starbucks Been There Christmas Washington. The design pretty much replicates the regular BT mug, keeping all state symbols. All colors have been removed though, except one very interesting detail. I made a collage of the regular BT Washington and Christmas Edition below. As you can see the standard cup (the one Starbucks “hides” in every Been There design) was replaced with the holiday one, painted in red making it the only colored element on the mug.… Read more

Been There – South Dakota 2

I sincerely though we’re done with US Error mugs. Boy, was I wrong! Here comes Starbucks Been There South Dakota v2! The element which has been adjusted is word “pronghorn” instead of “prong horn deer”. And it is actually a valid fix, since pronghorn, the animal from the mug, is not a deer, and it’s closest living relatives are the giraffes and okapi.
Here’s side by side comparison of two mugs together:

Been There – Charlotte 2

This is the sixth BT city mug with error so far. With the release of Been There Charlotte v2, Starbucks has fixed the names of the streets on the sign on the front of the mug. Instead of “Tyron st.” and “Trader st.”, which is wrong, it now says “Tryon st.” and “Trade st.” So again, we see two errors on the same mug. Nice job, Starbucks.
As for the intersection itself, it splits Charlotte Center City (a.k.a Uptown) into four neighborhoods.… Read more

Been There – Detroit 2

This was one of the first mugs from BT collection added to the site, yet it was still a preview. The actual release only happened today, and as you can guess, the delay was also caused by a misprint. Starbucks Been There Detroit v2 is missing “Startup city USA” “nickname” above Ambassador Bridge (which was replaced by two clouds). I, sincerely, tried to research where is that “nickname” coming from and can only assume it was supposed to represent the new era of entrepreneurship of Detroit.… Read more

Been There – Atlanta 2

Starbucks Been There Atlanta v2 has been released a couple weeks ago, yet I had no pictures of v1 to compare with. Now I do. As you can see from the collage below, the actual misprint was “Chattahoochie river” instead of “Сhattahoochee river”. It still amazes me how bad quality control at Starbucks was, while designing this series.
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Been There – Canada

I somehow missed to publish Starbucks Been There Canada mug. By doing that I am finishing the Canadian BT series so far (hoping there will be more in the future). As for this particular mug, Starbucks has combined most of the cliches about Canada existing. … Read more

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