Discovery Series Ornament – New York City

These were discovered (pun intended) much faster than I expected. As you probably remember, in the case of the previous series of Starbucks collectibles, there was a six-month gap between the release of the mugs and the release of the ornaments. So I was mentally prepared to see the mini mugs from the Discovery series only closer to the end of the year. What was my amazement when I saw the photos of the brand-new Discovery Series Ornament – New York City today.… Read more

Discovery Series – New York City

Similarly to the previous collection, the Big Apple gets its own mug and Starbucks Discovery Series – New York City joins the NY State on the store shelves.

The moniker “Big Apple” for New York City has a somewhat elusive origin, but it gained popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, primarily through its use in horse racing circles. It’s believed that John J. Fitz Gerald, a sports writer for the New York Morning Telegraph, popularized the term in his column, “Around the Big Apple,” where he referred to New York City as the “big apple” to denote the city’s prominence and allure.… Read more

Been There – New York City

If you’re YAH mugs collector, you probably remember that YAH NY mug is actually dedicated to New York City. And now, after the recent release of BT Upstate NY mug, Starbucks brings Starbucks Been There New York City mug to action. Obviously, the latest release is depicting exclusively Big Apple’s icons and points of attraction. More details are coming soon.… Read more