Calling all Starbucks Global Mug Lovers

If you are a fan of our Starbucks city and state mug collection, we need your help.  We’re looking to you, our customers and partners, for ideas to expand our global mug series program to other merchandise.  What local product would you like to see in our stores?  What items other than mugs would you collect along your journey?  The options are endless and we want to hear your creative, fun and innovative ideas.  Please share!   

2/10/2012 10:27 AM

St Petersburg [Florida] needs its own mug! The Tampa mug is already using *our* Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Just replace the city name and Tampa's skyline with the city marina.

2/10/2012 10:37 AM

I love the global mugs and am an avid collector!!! I live in Chicago, heres the deal, I want to know why Willis "sears" tower isn't on the mug's skyline?!?

2/10/2012 10:39 AM

I don't think you really need more varieties of city merchandise, just more cities! We enjoy going to Starbucks in different cities and scoring a new city mug for our (Shift Supervisor) son's collection. Tulsa, Shreveport, Birmingham, Lubbock...lots of places all need mugs!!

2/10/2012 10:51 AM

I would love to see college campus inspired mugs.   Most major campuses have Starbucks on or near campus. Im from eugene, and how cool would it be to have a university of Oregon themed Starbucks mug!  

2/10/2012 10:54 AM

Would love to see a New Hampshire Mug!

2/10/2012 11:11 AM

I'd love to see Starbucks expand the State mugs to all 50 States.  Anytime I'm in a new State this is my "go to" collection item. :-D

2/10/2012 11:49 AM

If you go global it would be nice to have India, this would make a great artistic mug.

Would love to see one for Atlanta

2/10/2012 11:55 AM

In my opinion, every state should have either a city (if the state has a major city) or a state mug (i.e. West Viriginia) and be sold in each store in that state!!  Customers (and partners) collect these and it's a pride thing. It's biased against us smaller states to not have a mug like bigger states!  Equal mug rights!

2/10/2012 12:25 PM

Definately on a state mug. Would take some research but several states have something that makes them historical or "famous".

In Little Rock, Arkansas we have the largest pedestrian bridge in the U.S. It is also of gorgeous design.

2/10/2012 3:34 PM

Am a HUGE city mug collector (even made a blog about my collecting at ). Honestly would LOVE it if the actual shape of the mug was upgraded from the default regular white mug with a picture on the exterior. Really like the Chinese New Year mugs as they're hand painted on the inside making them stain proof. Also more visual.

PLEASE can we have a new Tokyo City Mug. All other cities in Japan have gotten a new design but Tokyo, the mug with the least popular design has been stuck with the same look for over a decade. PLEASE upgrade!

2/10/2012 5:33 PM

Mugs should be made in the USA for US mugs.

2/10/2012 8:02 PM

I love the mugs - and I love the starbucks city cards.  The problem I see, as a partner, is that people love the cards but really just want the cards.

A solution, I think, would be to pair the cards with a city mug in a packaged set (have the card preloaded with $5) and sell them together.  That way, people aren't just collecting blank cards, we sell a mug, and we have more people using starbucks cards because they have their own city/state card.

I would *love* a Los Angeles card, or a California card.  

2/13/2012 8:28 AM

Web page for printing state/city inserts for create-your-own cups.

2/13/2012 4:39 PM

Montana, Montana, Montana!

2/14/2012 7:08 PM

Nearly all public school systems across America are stressed... many in dire need of supplemental funding. 'Buck's is community-centric and has many causes it supports. Would you consider a small portion of the proceeds of cup sales go the local public school system's general fund, of the city/state appearing on the cup?

So many of your customers visit your stores everyday and we have kids in the public schools. Buy a mug for your local public schools program.

2/14/2012 7:19 PM

Starbucks has a strong female customer base. I could see a mini fashion presentation at retail. Women's scarves featuring the art direction/creativity Starbuck's is known for. Branded certainly, but not ostentatiously so... great fashionable textures, colors, exotic themes... just irresistably beautiful... the start of the Starbucks label. I'd like to be part of this! But, get Loie Maxwell behind it... she's your new VP Creative and the best!

2/14/2012 7:27 PM

Again, because you have unique access to women (who are the shoppers of America... bless 'em!), I could see a line of home tabletop accessories branded to Starbucks, again subtle branding. Cloth napkins, placemats, table cloths all featuring coordinated, great Starbucks art direction. You could include sustainable fabrics/pigments in your program.

Again, Loie Maxwell could run with this!

2/14/2012 8:01 PM

Maybe incidental, but I could see a line of iPhone etc accessories/ jackets... Starbucks branded art direction, fun, beautiful, feel nice in your hand designs, textures, embossed etc... made of sustainable materials if possible.. another fashion item focused on your female customer.

2/14/2012 8:09 PM

Extend the Starbucks brand, vision, ethics and culture by launching a female focused (I don't mean to be sexist in any form, but women are the consumers), around Starbucks: The Label. Personal fashion, home accents, gifts... all promoting the creative vision and style people recognize as Starbucks... with some surprises. Distribute through Amazon maybe, but launch your own fashion site.

I'm happy to work on this. Loie Maxwell would be a good place to start.

Uncle Stosh
2/15/2012 12:11 AM

Mug suggestions:

Baltimore:  Edgar Allan Poe with a raven

Maryland:  Blue point crab

Kentucky:  Thoroughbred horses, bluegrass

Virginia:  Mount Vernon, Monticello

Montana, Kansas City, Oklahoma City... all very good ideas!  Enthusiastically agree with suggestion for each state having their own mug.

2/15/2012 4:39 AM

I am a partner in Charleston, SC.  I have been stationed in 6 home stores throughout the city.  No matter which store I have been at,  I receive dozens of requests per month for first a Charleston City Mug and then in desperation when I inform them that they don't exist, they request a South Carolina Mug (which also does not exist.)  We suggest that customers come to this site and make their request but I am sure that posting to this site is a low priority over enjoying their vacation.  Charleston is a tourist city.  We have one of the top ten farmers markets in the nation.  We are a cruise port.  We are voted as one of the best/friendliest cities to visit in the nation.  We are the home of the new Boeing plant bringing hundreds of Seattle natives to town-Starbucks lovers that want to add a piece of Charleston to their Starbucks collections.  Please, please create a Charleston City Mug.  I am certain that I will be reordering every RP order!!!!!!

2/15/2012 7:15 AM

Since city mugs already exist for many US cities, what about putting together a variety of Starbucks coffee blends for any given city? Like, the Atlanta blend, Orlando blend, etc?

I think this concept would not only expand on the existing mug collection but complement the original idea for collectsble city mugs. Now there would be city coffee blends specific to each city to collect too!

2/15/2012 9:50 AM

Thank you for all the suggestions.  We will share these with the merchandise team.

2/15/2012 9:02 PM

How 'bout some custom mixes (music) from Starbuck's, available exclusively online and marketed in store... set up some tunes that work just with each unique blend of coffee?

No actual cds to generate... just the downlaods.

2/17/2012 6:29 AM

I don't recall seeing a Houston global mug...any chance we can get one?

2/17/2012 8:05 AM

On my travels I often pick up Kitchen Towels as a momento. They are light, easy to pack and once you are home they remind you of your trip. However, I only buy ones that are good quality, better still if they are locally produced. So rather than some standard kitchen towel with a printed transfer on it, Starbucks could produce one in the US made of fine quality cotton or linen with some special texture, logo, or embossed scene etc.

2/17/2012 8:11 AM

How about a special Starbucks tall t-spoon with some sort of city or State logo. A tall teaspoon would be specially good for use in tall mugs, e.g. like the Starbucks 12oz mugs, and at home for ice-cream too. The logo, by State or city would make the t-spoons fun to collect and easy for people on vacation to carry home with them.

2/17/2012 1:22 PM

As a collector of Starbucks mugs, I agree with everyone that more cities and states need to be represented.

Many years ago I purchased retro designed cork coasters at the first Starbucks store by Pike Place market in Seattle.  The designs are coffee themed and fun.  I would love to see more coasters available for purchase.  Perhaps one set could be the "stamps" of the countries where the beans are picked, or maybe the logos of the many starbucks blends available.

2/17/2012 3:03 PM

Didn't read all the comments so not sure if this idea has already been shared but how about city specific cup sleeves.  I always bring my own sleeve when traveling since bringing my personal cup is a little more difficult.  I have never been that impressed with the reusable cup sleeves Starbucks has sold in the past.  It would be awesome to have a city sleeve to use when ordering in the store and then my city mugs to use at home.  Also reusable city tumblers could be cool.  A few years ago the reusable thermos/tumblers had great designs on them why not cities too?

2/18/2012 12:40 PM

I live in the Detroit area and own the Detroit mug. I visit Tennessee a lot but can never find a mug to represent my sisters state. On that same note I was recently in NY and could niether find a Starbucks within 100 miles of me or an NY mug:'( I passed through Ohio and they had a multitude of mugs but I really don't care for Ohio so that doesn't help any.  Anyway yes I think there should be mugs available for states and big cities. Plus I once owned a globe shaped mug from Starbucks that had a spill lid on it and loved it, it broke many years later and now I can't find one. Wish maybe they would bring it back( maybe for the world cup or possibly just for the hell of it ).  

                   Thanks for listening , ken fries

2/22/2012 6:09 PM

Hi, What about creating city map mug?

Not just ordinary city map mug but something that is creative. For example, a mug that has LED green light? As you pour HOT/COLD drink, the sensor enables mug to glow green. “ECO-MUG or ECO-TUMBLER?”

2/23/2012 8:25 PM

I am loving the re-usable sleeves, maybe add city names to those! I know I would buy them!!

2/26/2012 3:08 PM

i saw the florida one! love the gator! Florida!!!!! <3

2/26/2012 6:38 PM

Biloxi Mississippi needs it's own mugs and how about some magnets?

2/26/2012 7:56 PM

I would like to see country & city Starbucks pins for sale (like the partner apron pins).

2/28/2012 7:50 AM

Canada needs more city mugs. I've picked one up in Montreal but Ottawa (the nation's capital) doesn't seem to have its own, just the generic "Canada" mug.

Also, the NYC mug with the cab is my favourite from the group so far.

3/16/2012 12:34 PM


3/19/2012 1:12 PM

Tee shirts for each store.Just like when I vist many other places like Hark Rock ,Harley,when on vacation I buy the local Tee shirt.Star bucks don"t offer them and every where I go the first thing I do is look for Star Bucks.Also sell them in ladies cut I hate wearing men tee shirts or very boxie I want nice made shirts with the name of the city I have been in just a thought !!!!!!

3/31/2012 9:41 AM

When I'm going through cities I usually pick up a magnet for the fridge in addition to my icon mug!  I don't know if that would be a huge market, but you could offer a magnet for each city with a second city/state icon.

4/4/2012 8:11 PM

It would be great if SBUX would announce on its Web site the launching of a new Icon mug.  For example, Lake Tahoe or the three "German" mugs that came out today.  

Many collectors plan their vacations around destinations to pick-up mugs so it would be helpful if we know which and when mugs are available.

4/4/2012 8:11 PM

It would be great if SBUX would announce on its Web site the launching of a new Icon mug.  For example, Lake Tahoe or the three "German" mugs that came out today.  

Many collectors plan their vacations around destinations to pick-up mugs so it would be helpful if we know which and when mugs are available.

4/4/2012 8:11 PM

It would be great if SBUX would announce on its Web site the launching of a new Icon mug.  For example, Lake Tahoe or the three "German" mugs that came out today.  

Many collectors plan their vacations around destinations to pick-up mugs so it would be helpful if we know which and when mugs are available.

4/5/2012 6:44 PM

Please add these!!!

Mug suggestions:

-South Carolina

-New Jersey

-Atlantic City, NJ


-Ottawa Canada

-Moncton (NB) Canada

-Halifax (NS)  Canada

4/10/2012 4:45 PM

My friend is an artist and for fun he has been decorating Starbucks cups. He post his artwork on Facebook at the below address. I think you should definitely think about providing cups that children or even adults could decorate.

Please check out his artwork below.

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

5/5/2012 1:47 PM

Halifax!! Or at least Nova Scotia!!

Magic Ketchup
5/8/2012 8:29 PM

Oh wow! A blog post for Starbucks mugs collectors to voice their suggestions!

I have a lot to say regarding the 08' City Mug Series:

1) Please consider re-issuing New Zealand mugs, such as Auckland, South Island and North Island

2) Make the Tokyo and Osaka mugs real!

3) More Canadian mugs please? Such as P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Foundland? Also, please consider making Canadian demitasse sets.

4) Also, a lot of Mexican mugs are no where to be found! Please re-issue them?

5) A dedicated site for collectors would be amazing!


Magic Ketchup
5/8/2012 8:38 PM

By the way, I want to share with all the Starbucks City Mugs collectors some computer desktop wallpaper collection that I've made:


5/11/2012 7:48 PM

How about city spoons for stirring my coffee?

5/25/2012 1:58 PM

Please make an Omaha mug!

We have the College World Series, the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, and many other fun events that bring in travelers who'd love a city mug.  Even the Counting Crows have a song about Omaha! Plus I'd love an Omaha mug myself!

Give the midwest and the great state of Nebraska some Starbucks love!

6/13/2012 8:58 PM

San Jose did not get the new global series mug treatment, and I think it should. If Lake Tahoe has one, San Jose should get one, too. Thanks!

6/14/2012 9:26 AM

If you are visiting Florida, passing by, or are a local resident, Starbucks has just the product for

6/20/2012 10:35 AM

Doubt this is the right forum to ask, but I was recently in Stockholm and the City Icon series mug was sold out!  Is there a site where I can order one?  Haven't had any luck finding one!

6/21/2012 8:12 AM

Route 66 mug!

6/21/2012 8:13 AM

Route 66 mug!

7/23/2012 1:04 PM

Add more cities and states!!!!

Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Columbus, Raleigh, Baltimore, Louisville, Charleston (both of 'em), Salt Lake City... all deserve mugs!

I also agree a redo is in order for the Chicago mug... the skyline doesn't even feature Sears Tower!

7/23/2012 1:07 PM

Oh... how could I forget Kansas City and OKC....

7/24/2012 4:03 PM

(1) College campus mugs are a must. I need a UGA/Athens, GA Starbucks Mug!

(2) Offer some US president mugs.

(3) please add Fort Lauderdale and Charleston to city mugs.

7/24/2012 4:05 PM

(1) College campus mugs are a must. I need a UGA/Athens, GA Starbucks Mug!

(2) Offer some US president mugs.

(3) please add Fort Lauderdale and Charleston to city mugs.

7/24/2012 9:06 PM

Love the idea about the college/university mugs...especially if the campus has a Starbucks!

The iPhone cases sound cool too!

I could possibly see some kitchen or dining accessories with a subtle Starbucks logo, but the women's accessories? Not so much.

I've seen small cloth bags in the stores, but how about insulated lunch bags?

7/28/2012 7:47 AM

I think you should make Global Icon mugs for tourist towns like Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; Branson, Missouri; and so on. I was in Gatlinburg recently and I hit the Starbucks there...nothing. Not even other Tennessee mugs like Nashville or Memphis. These would be HUGE sellers in tourist towns, as everyone wants to bring home a souvenir of their trip.

You also need to add mugs for missing Midwest states like Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, etc. Chicago and Indianapolis are nice, but they're only a small part of much larger states. How does Ohio get an Ohio state mug and Cleveland, and other states nearby only have a city? :-)

7/30/2012 8:42 AM

I think you should you should add Britain's second city Birmingham to the collection. We are the birthplace of the industrial revolution and we have more miles of Canals then Venice.

You could definitely include landmarks such as the Birmingham bull, Birmingham town hall and Bullring Shopping centre.

7/31/2012 1:57 PM

As a HUGE collector of the Starbucks City, State and Country (global) mugs I think there should be a City mug for ALL the large cities (even small cities that 'make it on the map') in the United States and also there should be a State Mug for all 50 US States. It's sad that Idaho (amongst other states) do not have one.

I'm not a big fan of the new Black & White mugs. I have San Francisco and will NOT collect any more black and white mugs from the new black and white series.

You may also want to advertise the mugs with brochures in each of the starbucks stores with listings of all city mugs beginning with the '94 series.

I love collecting the original City mugs and am always traveling in search of more. Thank you!

8/13/2012 8:58 AM

Please keep the mugs the way they are! I just started collecting as I've been traveling more and noticed the different ones in each Starbucks I go into!  I only have London, New York and Chicago but would love to keep collecting the same kind! Keep the series going! I agree to have a mug for all 50 states that would be fun to collect along with the major cities! PLEASE DON'T CHANGE THE DESIGN!!!

8/13/2012 8:57 PM

I think you need to retire the current Indonesia Global Icon Mug with the "becak" design on it and replace it with Borobudur, the most iconic structure of Indonesia.  The name of the series is Global Icon, and there is nothing more iconic than Borobudur in Indonesia.  It is built in the 8th century, one of the UNESCO heritage site and is the biggest Buddhist monument/temple in the world.

8/15/2012 3:07 PM

Like others, I have traveled to many places and seek out a Starbucks to get another mug for our collection--sadly to find that the stores aren't carrying them or just don't have one for their city. I was just in Boulder and the stores were out of stock. I can't get back to Ireland or Germany easily, and I also had a mug from Puerto Vallarta break--why not add another revenue stream by selling them online? I'm surprised you aren't doing this when collectors are obviously excited about getting them and would pay to grow their collection.

9/16/2012 9:59 AM

Please don't change the design. I would love to see more of them. I would love to see the following:




New jersey

9/16/2012 10:02 AM

I would also like to see a blog or website dedicated to the icon mugs.

9/26/2012 9:13 AM

New Jersey

Jersey Shore


Hilton Head/Savannah

Key West


Newport RI

Mystic CT

St Thomas USVI

9/26/2012 12:03 PM


they exists, start with facebook

10/12/2012 5:21 AM

I agree with many here, need a state mug for every state (and territory where there is a SBX).  Also, very important, city mugs for all major cities.  I just visited Kansas City (MO) and to my great dismay, there is no mug!  I felt like I had been let down and overlooked by a company I have frequented for 25-years...  Mugs for all!

10/17/2012 8:37 PM

I can't think of anything that goes better with a hot and refreshing Starbucks drink than a cigarette. I think you need a mug theme reflecting the immense joy of drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. This maybe difficult with the current negative implications of smoking but perhaps you can glamorize it with 50's Hollywood movie stars like Bogart puffing a butt or a hot summer night in Havana with a stogie. You could even tie it in with Hempfest in Seattle. I think there is potential to do this with class and I would be glad to help.

10/25/2012 5:58 AM

Oklahoma!  Please!?!?

And any other state in the union that doesn't have a mug.

11/16/2012 9:23 AM

I want to México will have more icon mugs, cities like, toluca, nayarit, tlacotalpan, etc.

11/16/2012 9:23 AM

I want to México will have more icon mugs, cities like, toluca, nayarit, tlacotalpan, etc.

11/16/2012 9:23 AM

I want to México will have more icon mugs, cities like, toluca, nayarit, tlacotalpan, etc.

11/24/2012 3:38 PM

I agree with the other comments about adding cities!!  Especially need a Milwaukee mug!

12/3/2012 8:14 AM

When you open the store in Walt Disney World you have to make Disney World mugs!

Dr Bonnie
2/28/2013 11:12 AM

I agree.  We don't need other products.  We need more state mugs.  Do you know that there's no state mug for South Carolina?  Charleston is a destination for many travelers.  Why no mug?

3/18/2013 4:20 PM

South Carolina :) and Columbia, South Carolina.  You could also do an Agusta, GA/SC one for the masters.

3/18/2013 4:20 PM

South Carolina :) and Columbia, South Carolina.  You could also do an Agusta, GA/SC one for the masters.

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4/12/2013 12:37 AM

A Washington State mug please! please. I live in Tri-Cities, Washington and my father L-O-V-E-S to collect your mugs since we move and live everywhere. He has Hawaii, Phoenix, Arizona, California, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and several others. He had us stop at 3 different starbucks here to see if they carried a mug for his collection. sadly they didn't, but he loves them that much

CiCi 001
5/1/2013 10:24 AM

I recently went to New York City & loved the black & white (cream?) mug. I didn't get right then because it would have been hard to carry all day. Well, I never got back to a Starbucks to get that mug.

SUGGESTION:  have the city/state mugs on line option, so far I haven't found that choice in any search.

SUGGESTION:  I also agree with an earlier posted comment to make more city mugs. I love them & they are useful. I got my first one in Frankfurt, Germany.

6/28/2013 4:47 AM

Every state that has a Starbucks should have at least a state mug. Nebraska does not have one.  

7/12/2013 12:23 AM

Boise or Idaho please!

10/27/2013 6:44 AM

I'd love to see Starbucks State mugs again. All 50 states. Anytime I'm in a new State this is my souvenir item.

The OCD person inside me is really bothered by that only some state mugs are available. For instance, there is a California mug along with cities but not Texas.

11/25/2013 10:01 AM

College mugs would be amazing sellers, I'm sure!   Not only the students but the townspeople and parents.  Slippery Rock University just acquired a Starbucks, and I know many have mentioned wanting the mug with the University on it.   I think all Universities would be great for collections!  

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