When Green Mustard Entertainment kicked into gear to the point that I started traveling a lot, I started drinking more coffee. The side effect of these two things is that I got into collecting Starbucks mugs from places I had been to. It was fun, inexpensive, and a quirky way to decorate my kitchen.
Flash forward to now: I used to collect the Global Icon mugs, but Starbucks discontinued the line. The new series is called “You Are Here” and includes some pretty snazzy new locations… mainly Disney theme parks.
SO: I started collection the new mugs based on locations I have been to while slowly selling my old collection on eBay. Selling the old mugs has been fun because (who knew?) some of those things turned out to be pretty rare.
Currently, I am up to 20 mugs in my new collection. Here’s what I’ve got:
- Disney California Adventure
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Las Vegas
- New York
- North Carolina
- Orange County
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
I know there are a couple more in Florida I can get (“Florida”, “Disney’s Animal Kingdom”, and “Magic Kingdom”) and I will probably find my way to Georgia again at least once this year – so there’s some remote coffee collecting fun still to be had. From my kitchen: