Starbucks cup designs through the years

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


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


Starbucks 2011 holiday cups


Starbucks 2012 holiday cups


Starbucks 2013 holiday cups


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


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.


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


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.


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.


A photo of Starbucks 2017 holiday cup


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


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

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