The Latest Starbucks Mugs

Been There – Zacatecas

Starbucks Been There – Zacatecas is a state mug from Mexico. Zacatecas is best known for its silver mines which made it one of the main economic centers of Nueva España. Its colonial architecture and its big contribution to the Mexican Revolution are other milestones of the state and the city. The name comes from Nahuatl, means “people who live on the edge of the field” and was given to inhabitants of the region by their neighbors.
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Been There – Villahermosa

Starbucks Been There – Villahermosa is the mug for the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco. The name of the city literally translates as “Beautiful Village”, as you might have guessed or knew.
My attention was drawn to a giant head on the side of the mug. It is actually known as Monument 1, one of four Olmec colossal heads from La Venta, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. The height of these sculptures range from 5ft to 9ft and weight is 10-20 tonnes.… Read more

Been There – Chiapas

Starbucks Been There – Chiapas is a mug for the southernmost state of Mexico. It borders with Guatemala to the east and southeast and has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the south.
Chiapas is home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, which can be seen on the back of the mug. Also anciently known as Lakamha (literally: “Big Water”), it was a Maya city that flourished in the 7th century but experienced decline later and was absorbed by the jungle.… Read more

Been There – San Miguel de Allende

Starbucks Been There – San Miguel de Allende is a mug for the Mexican city located in the far eastern part of Guanajuato.
Two names of historical persons are incorporated in the city’s name:
– Friar Juan de San Miguel who arrived in Uruapan in 1533 and helped to evangelize the local villagers
– Ignacio Allende, a martyr of Mexican Independence, who was born in a house facing the city’s central plaza
La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel can be seen on the side of the mug.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Kuwait

Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Kuwait is a mini mug for the country at the tip of the Persian Gulf. Thanks to this location, the country benefits from huge oil reserves that are the sixth-largest in the world. That helps to backs up the high-income economy of the country with Kuwaiti dinar being the highest valued currency in the world.
You might want to read this post, where I compare the regular YAH and the Holiday Edition one, it has some references to what’s on the mug.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Bahrain

Arabian Peninsula scores again with Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago in the Persian Gulf which originally consisted of 33 islands, but due to land reclamation from the sea, this number is more than doubled now (although, islands that have been added are pretty small). There are not that many stores, around 30 actually, yet the ornament has been released and I am sure many collectors will be more than happy to add it to their stash.… Read more

Been There – México

Mexican BT mugs are finally making their appearance here. There are 26 in total and I would like to start with, Starbucks Been There – Mexico mug. It is designed using shades of green and yellow. Green, white and red are the colors of the National Flag. There is no official meaning of the colors, however, through the years they had the following symbolism:
– Green: independence (from Spain); Hope;
– White: religion (the Roman Catholic); Unity;
– Red: union (Europe and America); Blood of the national heroes;

Here are some symbols and points of interest from Mexico that can be seen on the mug:
– El Castillo (Temple of Kukulcan) a must-visit part of Chichen Itza, a pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people.… Read more

Been There – Manila

Here is the mug for the capital of the Philippines, Starbucks Been There – Manila. With around 120k people per square mile, Manila is the most densely populated city proper in the world. The initial settlement existed even before Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi founded the Spanish city of Manila on June 24, 1571, hence it is home to many historic sites.
– The Manila City Hall is the official seat of the government of the City of Manila.… Read more

Been There – Cebu

Starbucks Been There – Cebu is a mug for the province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas. It consists of the main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. Its capital, Cebu City, a.k.a. “the Queen City of the South”, is the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines. The origin of the province name is probably coming from old Cebuano language, where “sibu” or “sibo” means “trade”. Metro Cebu is the second-largest metropolitan area in the Philippines (after Metro Manila) with Cebu City being one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines and the second largest air hub.… Read more

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