Starbucks cup designs through the years

Starbucks is testing reusable cup programs and testing ways to shift away from single-use plastic cups,

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2013

In 2013, Starbucks began offering a $1 reusable cup in the U.S. and Canada, and a £1 cup in the United Kingdom to help reduce cup waste



2011

Starbucks 2011 holiday cups



2012

Starbucks 2012 holiday cups



2013

Starbucks 2013 holiday cups



2014

Brita Lynn Thompson, then a 20-year-old community college student in Pittsburgh, won Starbucks White Cup Contest from nearly 4,000 entries.



2015

Starbucks released these cold cups in 2015.



Summer 2015

Starbucks brought out new EarthSleeve hot cup sleeves, which are made from less paper and more post-consumer content than its previous sleeves.



Starbucks 2015 partner cup contest

the winning designs came from Ben Cowley, a barista in Texas who had been with Starbucks for almost a year;



Brynn James, a 10-month partner and barista in Washington; Brandon Fragua, a shift supervisor in New Mexico and partner for four years.

2016

Starbucks debuted multiple designs for their holiday cups. This tradition has continued in recent years.



2017

Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks teamed up for special limited-edition gift cards and cup sleeves.



The “12” jersey sleeve is meant to represent and celebrate Seahawks fans.
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2017

Starbucks released its first-ever spring hot beverage cup



Before serving those 2017 Starbucks spring cups, a barista would typically add a hand-drawn image to the cup.

2017

A photo of Starbucks 2017 holiday cup



2018

Starbucks began using these recyclable, compostable and/or reusable cups in 2018.



2018

Starbucks 2018 holiday cups.



These reusable 24-ounce tumblers were released in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Pride rally.



2020

After a test run, Starbucks made its recyclable strawless lids available for iced coffee, tea, espresso, and Starbucks Refreshers beverages.



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