Been There – NC State

It has been a while since I reviewed mugs from Campus Collection. Meanwhile, there were some interesting releases, and Starbucks Been There – NC State is one of them.

North Carolina State University, founded in 1887 as a land-grant institution, began as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Located in Raleigh, it was established to provide practical education in agriculture and engineering. Over the decades, NC State expanded its academic offerings and research capabilities, becoming a comprehensive university.… Read more

Discovery Series – North Carolina

The new collection is growing with the release of the Starbucks Discovery Series – North Carolina mug.

North Carolina, located in the southeastern region of the United States, is renowned for its diverse geography, spanning from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Coast. Its vibrant cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville offer a blend of urban sophistication and Southern charm. The state boasts a rich history, being one of the original 13 colonies and home to the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in Kitty Hawk in 1903.… Read more

Been There – North Carolina 2

Remember when I’ve asked you to stay tuned to see whether North Carolina will get v2? Well, it took Starbucks almost a year to introduce the fix into the regular mug. Again, the Christmas version came fixed already. Anyway, here’s Starbucks Been There – North Carolina v2, where “WHITE WATER FALLS” has been changed to “WHITEWATER FALLS”. For your convenience, I am posting a collage of all three mugs together. What are your thoughts, guys? Is the change worth to have both mugs in your collection?… Read more

Been There Ornament – North Carolina

The big portion of Starbucks Been There Ornament North Carolina mug is occupied by a picture of sand dunes with small wooden bridge over them. We can see the ocean behind. More than half of North Carolina’s coast is concentrated in the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands divided into 4 regions ideal for all year, and especially summer, vacations.
Other notable elements:
– That flower at the bottom, it doesn’t look like dogwood, official state flower. So I wonder what is it?… Read more

Been There – Charlotte

Here’s Starbucks Been There Charlotte mug – the photo is real, but the mug is yet to be found in stores. From what I understand, this is a sneak peek directly from production factory. So, please monitor your stores, Charlotteans, and share real pictures with us, when you see it.
Update from 2018-07-10: our reader Candace (see comments), pointed out that the street names on the sign on the front of the mug are misspelled. It says “Tyron st.” and “Trader st.”, while it should be “Tryon st.” and “Trade st.”.… Read more

Icon – North Carolina

This Icon mug came from North Carolina, Usa. Light Blue is used as its theme color. Sea Oat can be seen on the front of the mug and Bodie Island Lighthouse on the back.
This mug is somewhat hard to find.
Countries of production: China… Read more