Discovery Series – California

Starbucks Discovery Series – California is a fresh release for The Golden State. California, a state nestled along the western shores of the United States, boasts a captivating history with an intriguing origin for its name. The term “California” is believed to have originated from a 16th-century Spanish novel featuring a mythical island named “California.” Officially designated in 1846 during the Mexican–American War, California gained prominence during the mid-19th century Gold Rush, drawing fortune seekers from around the world. Today, it stands as a beacon of innovation, cultural diversity, and natural beauty, with its stunning landscapes ranging from sun-drenched beaches to majestic redwood forests.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Louisiana 2

Starbucks Been There Ornament – Louisiana 2 introduces subtle changes to the existing release. The easiest way to tell two versions apart is to look at the group of three musical notes next to the tiny Starbucks coffee cup. The new version has all of the notes to the right of the cup, while the old version had one to the left and two to the right.

Other changes include:
– an additional musical note on the back of the mug;
– one of the mosquitos is gone and the other one changed the place (so two versus three in total now);
– two sets of flowers are removed;

Additionally, I am only seeing the “made in China” version of the new ornament, it can be identified by the glossy string.… Read more

Discovery Series – Hawaii

The new collection expands to the Aloha State. Thanks to the reader of my blog, I am happy to share the photos of the Starbucks Discovery Series – Hawaii mug with you.

Hawaii bears a rich history dating back over a millennium. Polynesian voyagers first settled the islands around 300 AD, bringing with them their unique culture, language, and traditions. Captain James Cook’s arrival in 1778 marked the beginning of significant European contact, leading to the islands’ eventual annexation by the United States in 1898.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Mississippi 2

As you probably remember, Starbucks released a revised version of the Mississippi mug recently. Now, the same update was done for the mini mug as well. When compared to the first versionBeen There Ornament – Mississippi 2 has the cotton branch removed and some other elements changing the size and the position in the design:

– The guitar moved from the left of the title closer to the handle. Designers used this musical instrument to emphasize Mississippi’s cultural and musical heritage, particularly through its association with the birth and development of the blues genre.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Illinois 2

I was expecting the release of the Starbucks Been There Ornament Illinois 2 long time ago, since the bigger mug came out back in 2019. The updated version is finally here, and it seems that the only difference compared to the Illinois Ornament v1 is the dashes in the name of one of the State’s landmarks.

Discovered in 1739 by French explorer M. de Lery, “Cave-In-Rock” stands as an iconic point of interest in Illinois. Carved over eons by the relentless flow of water, this natural limestone cave embodies a tangible link to the region’s frontier past.… Read more

Discovery Series – Georgia

As it was expected, the releases from the new collection are happening on a daily basis. Starbucks Discovery Series Georgia is a mug for the U.S. state that is brimming with diverse landscapes, vibrant culture, and a rich history that dates back centuries. From its bustling cities to its serene coastal marshes, Georgia offers an array of attractions and symbols that capture the essence of the American South.

– Known as the “Peach State,” Georgia’s warm climate and fertile soil make it an ideal region for growing peaches.… Read more

Discovery Series – Texas

Starbucks Discovery Series – Texas joins the new collection too! It was rumored that the release of the Discovery Series is going to start on April 9, but it seems that many locations started selling them much earlier! If you’re excited to see what these mugs look like in person, I suggest you check your favorite local Starbucks store today: the mugs could already be there.

The design of the Discovery Series Texas mug features the same green sphere or circle that we’ve seen already.… Read more

Discovery Series – Florida

This is a new release for the Sunshine State. Starbucks Discovery Series – Florida showcases the bright design using yellow, red, and green color palettes. I am monitoring the audience’s reaction and I have to admit that the opinions about the new collection are divided. As for myself, I prefer to see them in person and render my verdict then.

Back to the design of the mug, I can already see these symbols and points of interest of Florida:

– The Space Shuttle, revolutionized space travel with its reusable design and ability to ferry astronauts and payloads into orbit.… Read more

Discovery Series – New York

Another state is joining the new collection with the release of the Discovery Series – New York mug. Interestingly enough, the sphere on the front of the mug is green, similar to yesterday’s release. Another observation I’ve made is that, unlike the previous series, the inside of the mug is matte, or at least not as glossy.

As you’ve noticed, simplicity is the hallmark of the new series, especially when compared to the Been There collection. Here are some of the symbols and places of interest that are depicted on the mug.… Read more

Discovery Series – Tennessee

This is the first, non-Disney mug from the brand-new Discovery Series. In my earlier post, I cautiously suggested that the Disney Parks releases is just the beginning of the new collection. I later saw rumors about more Discovery Series mugs coming out on April 9, which got me excited. Well, it seems there is no need to wait another three weeks, as the Discovery Series – Tennessee was spotted in stores today. There is no doubt that more states and cities are on their way to being released.… Read more

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