The Latest Starbucks Mugs

Been There – Kobe

Starbucks Been There – Kobe is a mug for a prominent port city located on Osaka Bay in Japan, that has a rich history dating back to its establishment in the Nara period (710-794). During the 12th century, Kobe became a significant center for trade and commerce due to its strategic location. It was officially founded in 1868, the same year Japan opened its ports to foreign trade, marking the beginning of the Meiji era. Kobe’s port rapidly grew into one of Japan’s most important, facilitating international trade and cultural exchange.… 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

You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence

Here’s the beautiful mug from southern France, You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence. It joins the big family of French releases, with more to come! Stay tuned for further updates.

Aix-en-Provence, often simply referred to as Aix, was founded in 123 BCE by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who named it Aquae Sextiae, meaning “the waters of Sextius,” due to the thermal springs in the area. It became a significant Roman colony and a strategic urban center and spa, serving as a stepping stone between Italy and Spain.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – Tennessee

Starbucks Discovery Series Ornament – Tennessee is part of a fast-growing collection of mini mugs.

The name “Tennessee” is derived from the Native American word “Tanasi” or “Tanasqui,” which was the name of a Cherokee village in present-day Monroe County, Tennessee. The exact meaning of “Tanasi” is unclear, but it has been interpreted to mean “meeting place,” “winding river,” or “river of the great bend.” The word was first recorded in the 16th century by Spanish explorers and later adopted by English settlers.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – Virginia

When compared to the bigger mug, the design of the Discovery Series Virginia Ornament has much fewer elements. I went through most of the symbols and landmarks here, but let me at least mention the ones that made it into the design of the ornament:

– The Virginia state bird is the Northern Cardinal, adopted in 1950 for its vibrant plumage and melodious song.

– Virginia’s state flower, the American Dogwood, was designated in 1918, celebrated for its delicate blossoms that grace the state’s landscape.… 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

First Discovery Series Canadian mug – First typo

Here is the photo of the Niagara Falls mug, the first mug from the Discovery Series that will be sold in both the USA and Canada. There was one detail in the writing on the cover of the box that felt weird, the moment I looked at it. The grammatically correct French spelling for the word “Discovery” should be “Découverte”, with the accent on the first “e” rather than the second one. So yes, what you see is the first typo found in the new Discovery Series.… Read more

Been There – Paraguay

Here is a release for a landlocked country in South America, Starbucks Been There – Paraguay mug. This country boasts a rich history and culture. One of its most remarkable historical periods was under the rule of the indigenous Guaraní people, who cultivated a vibrant society long before the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The Spanish colonization of Paraguay began in 1537, leading to centuries of struggle for independence and sovereignty. Notably, Paraguay gained its independence from Spain in 1811, marking the start of a tumultuous yet resilient journey as a sovereign nation.… 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

Been There – Okinawa

Starbucks Been There – Okinawa is a mug for a prefecture in Japan that has a rich and diverse history that stretches back thousands of years. The origin of the term “Okinawa” remains unclear, with one of the possible meanings being “rope in the open ocean”, referring to how the islands form a chain along the China Sea from Kagoshima to Taiwan. The history of Okinawa dates back to prehistoric times, with the earliest Okinawans known as the Minatogawa people. From the 12th century, during the Gusuku era, farming developed on the islands, and communities grew.… Read more

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