Been There – Ottawa

Ever wondered what’s wrong with Ottawa and why it has never gotten any mug? Well, I won’t be able to answer that question but I am pleased to announce, soon-to-be-released, Starbucks Been There Ottawa mug. And yes, this is the first (and definitely not the last) Canadian City (not Province) mug from BT Collection on this site. Please see two sides of the mug below and keep an eye on updates!
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Been There – Pike Place

A BT mug I didn’t expect to be released that early has been spotted in Seattle today. As you can see from the photo, it is Starbucks Been There Pike Place mug. I didn’t mention that to you, but according to rumors, cities were only supposed to hit the stores in May. However, it looks like I didn’t properly inspect the leaked pamphlet:
Thus, Been There Pike Place Market was indeed planned for March 27 and so it happened.
An interesting detail about this one – the box is not blue as for other BTs, but orange.… Read more

Been There – Miami

As you probably know, many US cities will also be a part of the new collection. This is Starbucks Been There Miami mug. Is there a palm tree? Yes, a huge one. What else? Too early to say, we need real pics and not just preview. I will update this post as soon as I get anything better, guys. Stay tuned!… Read more

Been There – Toronto

There were some fears that the new Been There series is just a hoax. Well, probably not, since I’ve just discovered two new pics of the new collection. Even though these are of a very low quality it makes me believe these new mugs are real.
As we can see it really looks like hand drawn design, imagine it was a kid drawing it. I can tell you right away, the initial reaction of muggers is definitely not positive, but let’s see what it looks like in real life, it’s too early to judge.… Read more

Icon – Tulum

Starbucks Icon Tulum mug has been released on December 14th, 2017 and features Beach, Palm Tree, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella on the front and Sea, Vive Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen) on the back.… Read more

You Are Here – Xiamen

Starbucks You Are Here – Xiamen – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Xiamen is a city and port in Southeastern China which originally only consisted of the Xiamen Island, while now it’s covering adjacent areas of mainland. It is located across Taiwan (80-100 miles) and was a British-run treaty port from 1842 to 1912.
On the mug:
– Hulishan Fortress built in 1894. It is located on the south of Xiamen Island at the top of Huli Hill, overlooking the sea.… Read more

You Are Here – Xian

Starbucks You Are Here – Xi’an – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province located in Northwest China. The two Chinese characters “西安” in the name Xi’an mean “Western Peace”. Xi’an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals and the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.… Read more

You Are Here – Wuxi

Starbucks You Are Here – Wuxi – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Wuxi is an old city in the province Jiangsu, China. It borders with two other large cities: Changzhou and Suzhou. As many typical old Chinese cities, Wuxi has a circular plan and is crossed by multiple canals. This is depicted on the mug as well – sailing boats and a bridge. I think the pagoda is for Liyuan garden.… Read more

You Are Here – Wuhan

Starbucks You Are Here – Wuhan – is one of 23 Chinese mugs released in September 2017.
Wuhan – is the capital of Hubei province and is the most populous city in Central China. Being a central hub in the domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes called Chicago of China.
I definitely see Yellow Crane Tower – traditional Chinese tower which was rebuilt numerous times due to war and fire. Current tower dates back to 1981 and is a mile away from the original place.… Read more

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