Discovery Series – Washington, D.C.

Starbucks Discovery Series – Washington, D.C., and the ornament that I’ve added already were released together earlier this month. Traditionally, the bigger mug has more elements in the design:

– The Lincoln Memorial, an iconic symbol of American democracy, stands majestically at the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln, the memorial was designed by architect Henry Bacon and features a striking 19-foot marble statue of Lincoln seated contemplatively. The memorial’s classical Greek temple design, with 36 Doric columns representing the states in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death, draws millions of visitors annually.… Read more

Discovery Series – Ohio

The Buckeye State gets Discovery Series – Ohio mug, featuring a design filled with landmarks and symbols. Here are some of them:

– The Red Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) was adopted as Ohio’s state flower in 1904 to honor President William McKinley, an Ohioan who often wore a scarlet carnation on his lapel. The flower symbolizes love, admiration, and affection, fitting for a state known for its hospitality. Carnations are also popular in gardens and floral arrangements due to their vibrant color and pleasant fragrance.… Read more

Discovery Series – Austin

Starbucks Discovery Series – Austin is the latest addition from Texas, which was expected, since all the collections from the past had it.

Austin stands as the proud capital of Texas, embodying the spirit of the Lone Star State. Founded in 1839, the city was named after Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.” Its origins trace back to the Republic of Texas era, when it served as the capital of the fledgling nation. Over the years, Austin evolved from a humble frontier settlement into a bustling hub of commerce, education, and government.… Read more

Discovery Series – Alaska

Discovery Series – Alaska is a fresh release from the Last Frontier State. Alaska, the largest state in the United States, has a rich history. The land has been home to indigenous peoples for millennia, with vibrant cultures and diverse tribes such as the Aleut, Inupiat, Yup’ik, and Tlingit. In the 18th century, Russian explorers established settlements, paving the way for Russian colonization and the lucrative fur trade. However, in 1867, Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia, marking a significant turning point in its history.… Read more

Discovery Series – San Francisco

It seems that the Starbucks Discovery Series San Francisco mug has a little bit more detail compared to other mugs from this series. Here are some of them:

– The Golden Gate Bridge, an architectural marvel, was constructed between 1933 and 1937. Standing at an impressive height of 746 feet above the San Francisco Bay, this suspension bridge stretches over 1.7 miles in length. Its distinctive orange-red color, officially known as “International Orange,” was chosen for its visibility in the foggy conditions that often envelop the area.… Read more

Discovery Series – Utah

Starbucks Discovery Series – Utah is a colorful mug from the Beehive State. Utah is nicknamed so because the beehive is a symbol of hard work and industry, which reflects the values of the state’s early settlers. The beehive appears on the state flag of Utah and represents the persistence and perseverance of its people.

The origin of the name “Utah” is believed to come from the Ute Native American tribe, who were early inhabitants of the region. The word “Utah” is thought to derive from the Ute language and may mean “people of the mountains” or “high up.” This name was adopted when the area became a territory of the United States in the 19th century and later when it became a state in 1896.… Read more

Discovery Series – Virginia

Starbucks Discovery Series – Virginia is a mug for the state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Known as the “Old Dominion,” it is steeped in rich history and cultural significance. Founded in 1607 at Jamestown, it holds the distinction of being the first permanent English settlement in North America. This state played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, being home to historic sites like Colonial Williamsburg, where the seeds of independence were sown. Virginia was also the birthplace of several U.S.… Read more

Discovery Series Star Wars – Hoth

The highly anticipated release of the Discovery Series Star Wars Hoth mug is just around the corner, with only one day remaining until its official launch on May 4th. Today, Disney’s official account treated eager fans with a sneak peek at the front of the mug, unveiling more interesting details.

– The green circle that can be seen on all Discovery Series mugs (except Disney) and which represents, in a way, the Starbucks logo, is replaced by the blue circle. It is obviously a node to what Hoth planet looks like from space, like a pale blue sphere due to its dense snow and ice covering.… Read more

Discovery Series – Kentucky

Starbucks Discovery Series – Kentucky is a mug for the Bluegrass State. Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Cherokee, Shawnee, and Chickasaw, Kentucky became part of the United States in 1792, making it the 15th state to join the union. Its strategic location and abundant natural resources made it a crucial battleground during the American Civil War, with significant battles like Perryville and Mill Springs fought on its soil. Throughout the centuries, Kentucky has been renowned for its bourbon whiskey, horse racing, and vibrant music scene, particularly in genres like bluegrass and country.… Read more

Discovery Series – Pennsylvania

Starbucks Discovery Series – Pennsylvania is a mug for a state in the northeastern US, one of the original thirteen colonies. Its name, meaning “Penn’s Woods,” pays homage to William Penn, the English Quaker who founded the colony in 1681. Penn sought to establish a haven for religious freedom and tolerance, principles that would shape Pennsylvania’s character for centuries to come. In 1776, it played a pivotal role in the American Revolution as the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.… Read more

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