Been There – South Carolina 2

Unexpectedly, Starbucks made a decision to issue an updated version of the previously released mug. The design of Been There South Carolina v2 shows some rearrangement of the elements and removal of “the rice state” nickname. The latter doesn’t seem to be widely used, so I guess the change makes sense. The Palmetto State, on the other hand, is widely known as the reference to the state tree, the Palmetto. Speaking of which, the v1 had two of these trees in the design, one red and one yellow.… Read more

Been There – Punta Cana

Starbucks Been There – Punta Cana is a mug for a popular tourist destination located on the eastern coast of La Hispaniola island, which is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is known for its beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, and vibrant culture.

Punta Cana’s transformation from an unknown area to a world-renowned beach destination began in 1969 when a group of American investors purchased 30 square miles of undeveloped land along the Dominican Republic’s east coast. The first hotel in Punta Cana was built in 1971, and from there, tourism in the area took off .… Read more

Been There – Stanford

Been There – Stanford is a mug for the university nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley which stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation. Established in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their son, Leland Stanford Jr., it aimed to create a center of learning that would benefit humanity. The campus, designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, opened its doors in 1891. Over the years, Stanford has played a pivotal role in advancing knowledge and research, particularly in areas such as technology, entrepreneurship, and the sciences.… Read more

Been There – University of Minnesota

This mug was in my queue since last year, and I am finally adding it to the site. Been There – University of Minnesota is a release for the university nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Often referred to as UMN or simply the U, it stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation in the heart of the Midwest. Founded in 1851, it is one of the oldest public research universities in the United States and has played a pivotal role in shaping the intellectual and cultural landscape of the region.… Read more

Been There – University of Southern California

Let’s get back on Campus Collection releases. This time it’s Been There – University of Southern California, a mug for a prestigious private research university located in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1880 and has since grown to become one of the leading institutions of higher education in the United States. USC offers a wide range of academic programs and is known for its strong emphasis on research, innovation, and community engagement.

USC has a rich history that spans over a century.… Read more

Been There Disney – Arendelle

Been There Disney – Arendelle mug was released earlier this year and is dedicated to a fictional kingdom that serves as the main setting for Disney’s animated film “Frozen” and its sequel “Frozen II.” Created by Disney, Arendelle is a Nordic-inspired kingdom with elements reminiscent of Scandinavian and Norwegian landscapes and architecture. The story revolves around the relationship between two royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, and their adventures as they navigate challenges related to Elsa’s magical ice powers. The franchise has gained widespread popularity, and Arendelle has become synonymous with the Frozen universe, capturing the imagination of audiences around the world.… Read more

Been There – Penn State

The Campus Collection is expanding with the release of Starbucks Been There Penn State mug. It has been available in stores within the University Park campus since spring now, so you you should be able to find it when in town.
Penn State University, located in State College, Pennsylvania, is a renowned institution known for its strong academic programs, vibrant campus life, and passionate community. With a rich history spanning over 150 years, Penn State offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including business, engineering, liberal arts, and health sciences.… Read more

Been There – The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona, nestled in the vibrant city of Tucson, is a place where academic excellence, rich traditions, and the spirit of the Southwest converge. Starbucks Been There The University of Arizona mug encapsulates its essence, featuring an array of symbols and elements that reflect its history, campus life, and the unique beauty of the surrounding landscape.
The University of Arizona, also known as U of A, is a public research university located in Tucson. Founded in 1885, it is the state’s oldest university and is known for its academic excellence and research contributions.… Read more

Been There – Memphis

Here’s Starbucks Been There Memphis, a mug released for the city nestled along the mighty Mississippi River, a city that resonates with history, culture, and a unique blend of flavors. As you sip from this coffee mug, adorned with iconic symbols, you’re transported to a place where the soulful tunes of live music mingle with the aroma of delicious barbecue, creating an unforgettable experience.

Here are some easily identifiable symbols of the city that were used in the design of the mug:

– Memphis’s claim to fame as the “BBQ pork capital of the world” is celebrated in its mouthwatering culinary scene.… Read more

Been There – Indianapolis

Please keep in mind that Starbucks Been There – Indianapolis mug was released back in 2021, so I am catching up by adding it to my collection.
Indianapolis was founded in 1821 and is now home to around 900k people. The city boasts a range of symbols that reflect its identity and values.
– The city’s flag (see the back of the mug) showcases a blue field with a gold torch and stars, symbolizing liberty and enlightenment.
– The city’s motto, “Amicus Certus in Re Incerta,” translates to “A True Friend in Uncertain Times,” embodying the city’s spirit of community and unity.… Read more

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