Whether you're shopping for someone else or your own self-care-Sunday treat, Starbucks mugs are a fantastic gift idea. They can be used as a faithful office mug and they can make any work-from-home photo look super stylish. For collectors, these coveted cups have a lot to offer too, with different ranges available including You Are Here, Been There and Sakura.
But how do you choose the best one? In this guide, we'll cover the ins and outs of finding a Starbucks mug to suit your everyday needs. From microwave-friendly Japan-themed mugs to large, stylish stone and even a steel design for camping, we've sourced a wide range of products for you to browse so you can find out what is your cup of tea and what isn't.
Let's start by taking a look at what exactly you need in a Starbucks mug. Of course, a stunning design is a top priority – that's a given – but it's still important to check the size of your potential new mug as well as the versatility and whether it's microwaveable and dishwasher friendly.
Have you ever been to Starbucks wanting a medium-sized coffee and just not known what to ask for? Let's do a quick debrief on the size-related lingo and how it will influence what types of mugs you can buy.
Starting off, of course, there's espresso. Perfect for your morning pick me up, look for cups around 80 ml to recreate the cafe experience and retain a good crema – too large, and it'll thin out. After that, Short is technically the smallest size at Starbucks and measures in at around 230 ml, which is great for Americanos.
The next size up is a Tall. Able to hold up to 350 ml, these are ideal for your homemade cappuccinos. Then there's Grande, which, despite its direct translation to 'big' or 'large' in many languages, is the closest you can get to a medium-sized coffee of 470 ml. You'll find most Starbucks mugs to buy are between these sizes, including those from the Classic collection and the sought-after Been There and You Are Here ranges.
Venti is very generous and a great choice for coffee lovers, coming in at around 600 ml in capacity. If you want to buy a cup of this size, however, note that it'll usually be a replica of the famous transparent Frappuccino containers. Last but most certainly not least is the Trenta which maxes at 30 ounces or around 900 ml.
If you live with the luxury of a dishwasher, it's smart to shop for mugs that can be cleaned by machine so you can spend more time sipping on your caramel macchiato before work. However, some people prefer to wash any collector's items by hand anyway to limit the cracking, fading, or wearing down of printed designs.
In addition, if you're one to make your morning coffee, sit on your phone and forget everything exists for an hour, you'll appreciate the convenience of a microwave-safe mug. If you put the wrong type of mug in the microwave, it's a disaster from every perspective; yours, the drink's, and your appliance's.
To make sure that you can keep your Starbucks mug looking beautiful and brand new for as long as possible, we've highlighted which can be cleaned in the dishwasher and which need to be scrubbed by hand, as well as which are safe for the microwave. It'll save you from breakages, spills, and worst of all, unintentionally cold coffee.
These are the most popular products on the market, frequently searched for by avid Starbucks Blonde Roast drinkers and coffee addicts. Have a browse through the selection and see what you think.
|Collection||Japan Geography Series|
|Collection||You Are Here|
|Collection||You Are Here|
|Collection||Been There/Across the Globe|
|Collection||You Are Here|
Classic 20 oz Coffee Mug
Grey Stone Mug
Oregon Been There Mug, Across the Globe Collection
You Are Here England Mug
Black Dipped Collectors Mug
You Are Here Edinburgh Mug
Stainless Steel Mug
Set of Two Espresso Cups, Royal Black
The All-Time Favourite in Classic White
A Summery Cup From the Gold Coast
The Urban, Edgy and Stylish Choice
A Nature Lover's Pick From the Beaver State
Home Sweet Home! The Ultimate Cosy Mug
Classy Black Porcelain for Your Cappuccino
An Homage to the Scenic City of Edinburgh
A Camping Essential in Sturdy Steel
Matching Espresso Cups for a Caffeine-Loving Couple
A Stunning Collector's Item
|Collection||Classic||You Are Here||Classic||Been There/Across the Globe||You Are Here||Classic||You Are Here||Classic||Classic||Japan Geography Series|
|Volume||590 ml||400 ml||355 ml||414 ml||400 ml||354 ml||400 ml||350 ml||83 ml||355 ml|
Including a few options for Starbucks products you can prepare at home, we've rounded up some of our favourite coffee articles to save you time and money nipping to a cafe every day – and with your new branded mug, your experience will be even more authentic!
That's all from us! Hopefully, you're ready to buy your very own Starbucks mug, either to kick off a collection or add to an ongoing one. Whether you chose a cup from your favourite travel destination or a traditional Seattle stamp design, we're sure that you'll love it.
Author: Annie Speight
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