You Are Here Ornament – Cyprus

Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Cyprus is a very nice looking mini mug with the blue being the most used color. The string is also light blue. And it’s no wonder, because blue and white are the national colors of Cyprus, which you can find everywhere on the island: from the national flag to multiple white houses with blue rooftops along the coast.
The history of Cyprus, recorded through archaeological finds, myths and later written history, can be traced through 9,000 years.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Greece

Here’s Starbucks You Are Here Ornament Greece which is a copy of the bigger mug, just smaller and with the string, which is one of the shades of green (the avocado or fern green). These are some elements from the mug: sun, mountains, olive tree, Temple of Apollo (Ancient Corinth). The last, but not the least is the amphora – Achilles slaying Penthesilea, signed by Exekias, c. 530 BCE. It is now stored in the British Museum, London.
As a reminder, there was also the Christmas Edition of the full-size mug.… Read more

Been There – Puerto Rico

With the release of Starbucks Been There Puerto Rico mug, we leave US and Canada behind and move into exploring the rest of the Americas. That’s right, with the introduction of the Been There Series, we are going to see the return of Caribbean and South American mugs. As a reminder, there were multiple Icons released for those regions, but no YAHs. I want to think this is Starbucks meeting the wishes of the collectors and I consider this a positive sign.… Read more

Icon – Slovakia 2

I didn’t really expect that I will be adding another Icon to the site, actually it has been a while since I’ve added the last one. So, here’s Icon – Slovakia v2 mug, a 2019 unicorn. Again, what makes it special, is that it has been released for a small European country, long after YAH and BT series came out.
Similar to recent YAH Ornament release, this mug is featuring Bratislava Castle, the landmark overlooking the capital city (built in the 9th century on the hill above Danube river).… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Germany

There was a confusing delay in releasing more ornaments from Europe, but today, we finally see the Starbucks You Are Here Ornament Germany making its appearance in stores. Apparently, the releases will happen in batches, so we can expect other minis coming out soon.
All I can add, this ornament is a copy of a bigger mug. The string color is brown, or to be more specific, walnut (I am not a colorist though).… Read more

Been There – Canada 2

Here is another revised BT mug. The change we see in Been There – Canada v2 is really subtle. You actually have to play “spot the difference” game here. If you, like me, could not find it right away, here is the spoiler: the only difference is the comma in the line “The True North, strong and free”, which is a weird decision, since the official text of the Canadian anthem doesn’t have that comma. With this new releases, Starbucks is actually bringing more questions, rather than fixing things.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Romania

There will definitely be more than 10 new ornaments this season. Why? My assumption is, we’re going to get the regular versions of all Christmas Edition minis, plus other countries as well. We’ve already seen Slovakia and here’s another one: You Are Here Ornament – Romania. Since this is a complete copy of the regular mug, please check this post for a full review. … Read more

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