The Latest Starbucks Mugs

Been There – Los Cabos

Starbucks Been There – Los Cabos is a mug for a municipality located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. It is, in fact, two towns linked by a twenty-mile Resort Corridor of beach-front properties and golf courses. The smaller town, San José del Cabo, is the municipal seat, while the bigger one, Cabo San Lucas, is far more commercial with a nice marina and entertainment district. It was not always the case, as up to the 1990s it was a small rural fishing village.… Read more

Been There – Puerto Vallarta

Starbucks Been There – Puerto Vallarta is a mug for a Pacific Ocean resort city in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of Jalisco. The name of the city is often shortened to “Vallarta” in Spanish.
Here are some points of interest from the mug:
– The statue of a man waving his hand as he rides a giant seahorse is one of Puerto Vallarta’s most popular and recognizable landmarks. Upon close examination, one can see that this is actually a boy with a hat behind his back.… Read more

Been There – Queretaro

Starbucks Been There – Querétaro is a mug for one of the smallest states in Mexico. Its capital city is Santiago de Querétaro.
– Aqueduct of Querétaro (in El Marqués municipality) supplied water to Querétaro for centuries. It still functions, bringing water for fountains in the historical center.
– La Fuente de El Marqués, a.k.a. “La fuente de los perros o perritos” (“fountain with dogs and puppies”) commemorates Don Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila city’s benefactor, who financed the construction of the aqueduct.… Read more

Been There – Puebla

Starbucks Been There – Puebla is a state and city mug from Mexico. Puebla de Zaragoza is the capital and the largest city of Puebla state, giving the latter its name. The city was founded in 1531 in an area called Cuetlaxcoapan, which means “where serpents change their skin”, to secure the trade route between Mexico City and the port of Veracruz.
Here are some elements from the mug, which the state is famous for:
– China Poblana was a combination of a skirt, shawl and blouse meant to compliment a woman’s figure, a dress style traditional to the region of Pueblo in the 18th century.… Read more

Been There – Veracruz

Starbucks Been There – Veracruz is a mug for a Mexican state on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. It could very possibly be a mug for the whole state since it has the same name. Veracruz, that developed during Spanish colonization, is the state’s most populous city and has been Mexico’s oldest, largest, and historically most significant port.
The original name of the city Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz was given to the settlement by Hernán Cortés who commanded the second expedition to this region.… Read more

Been There – Oaxaca

Starbucks Been There – Oaxaca is a mug for a state in Southwestern Mexico. The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures who have survived better than most others in México due to the state’s rugged and isolating terrain. The most numerous and best known are the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs.
The state is a popular destination for tourists attracted to its archeological sites such as Monte Albán, the pyramid complex from which you can see on the back of the mug.… Read more

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

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