Hello! Sarah here, from the Merchandise team. I’ve noticed many questions and/or comments on MSI pertaining to our City Mug series. Whether or not you are a collector, many wonder if their hometown is worthy of a Starbucks® City Mug. I’m here to shed some light on a customer favorite.
When did the series start?
City Mugs were first offered by Starbucks in 1994. From 1994 – 2007, the mugs weren’t as consistent as the ones in store today. Each varied in design that suited its respective market or city. In 2007, we launched the ‘Architect’ series, and later the ‘Global’ series. Both assortments share a design theme.
Where can I find City Mugs?
Currently, you can find them in 223 international locations, and in 52 locations across the US and Canada.
Does the series offer anything besides mugs?
Yes, we offer an expanded assortment in some international markets: mugs, tumblers and a pair of demitasse cups. You can also find the City design on tumblers at some of our licensed-stores.
What criteria must be met for my city to be considered for a Starbucks’ city mug?
The city or state must have a minimum amount of stores in a metropolitan area that can support a minimum order quantity.
This quick FAQ sheet is a response to some of the general questions out on MSI. If you have an inquiry that remains unanswered, please post to this thread, and I’ll do my best to reply. Thanks for your comments!
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