Cashing in on Coffee: Prices Soar for Starbucks Coffee Mugs

Attention, coffee lovers and collectors! Prepare to embark on a thrilling adventure as we delve into the world of Starbucks City Coffee Mugs with “Cashing in on Coffee: Prices Soar for Starbucks Coffee Mugs.” This global phenomenon has coffee enthusiasts and collectors buzzing with excitement. Join us as we unravel the secrets behind these alluring mugs and unveil how they’ve transformed into a must-have treasure for Starbucks fans across the globe.

The first City collection was introduced in 1995 and was the ‘Icon Series’ followed by the ‘Collage Series’ and then the ‘Skyline Series’. Now there is the jumbo-sized ‘City Mugs Series’.

At the time of writing this article, my research uncovered a 2010 auction where a rare 1994 Starbucks City Mug from Minneapolis St. Paul sold for a staggering $1,500. There are also whispers of a prior sale fetching $2,000. In 2004, a woman splurged over $1,000 to acquire a Starbucks City Mug. In 2009, an eBay auction saw a 1994 New Orleans 20 oz. mug, featuring a Bourbon Street sign, sell for more than $528.00. Another auction saw the same city’s mug go for over $800! Presently, there’s a 1994 New Orleans Starbucks City Mug listed on eBay with a price tag of $645.00.

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The initial rendition of the Starbucks Coffee Istanbul mug is quite a rare find and boasts a fascinating design featuring the Evil Eye, a symbol prevalent in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. Currently, there’s an Istanbul mug listed on eBay for a cool $499.00! Another intriguing item is the Starbucks Barcelona 1994 Series Prototype City Mug, also available on eBay for $499.00. What makes this particular Barcelona mug so sought-after is its rarity as a 14oz. prototype, deviating from the standard 16oz. size, and its unique blank bottom.

The Allure of Starbucks City Coffee Mugs
Starbucks City Coffee Mugs are not just your ordinary coffee cups. These limited-edition collectibles showcase beautiful designs inspired by iconic landmarks and vibrant cityscapes from around the world. Each mug is a piece of art, capturing the essence of a city and its unique charm. From the bustling streets of New York City to the serene landscapes of Kyoto, these mugs offer a chance to explore different cultures and bring a piece of the world to your morning coffee routine.

The Thrill of the Chase:
One of the most exhilarating aspects of collecting Starbucks City Coffee Mugs is the thrill of the chase. As new designs are released periodically, collectors must be quick to get their hands on these limited-edition treasures. The excitement of hunting down a particular mug or completing a series becomes an addictive pursuit, making each addition to your collection a rewarding experience.

The Joy of Discovery:
Another exhilarating part of collecting Starbucks City Coffee Mugs is the joy of discovering hidden gems. Some mugs may be rarer than others, making the hunt even more thrilling. Imagine stumbling upon a long-sought-after design or finding a rare, discontinued mug at a local thrift store – the feeling of triumph is simply unbeatable! Plus, with the ever-growing popularity of the Starbucks City Coffee Mug series, you never know when a new favorite design will be unveiled.

The Community Connection:
Collecting Starbucks City Coffee Mugs is not just about the mugs themselves but also about connecting with fellow enthusiasts. Sharing your collection on social media, joining online forums, and participating in swap events are all fantastic ways to bond with other collectors. You’ll find a supportive, passionate community that shares your love for these captivating coffee cups, making your collecting journey even more enjoyable.

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If you have been collecting the Starbucks City Mugs your collection at auction can net you some amazingly high dollars! Right now on eBay there is a listing for ‘48 Starbucks Skyline Series City Mugs Made in 2000’ and the current price is $10,000 and includes all these mugs: Alaska, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Calgary w/ inscription, Canada, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Headquarters, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Napa Valley, New Orleans, New York w/ large logo, Niagara Falls, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pike Place Market w/ inscription, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco w/ large logo, Seattle w/ sea plane, St. Louis, St. Paul, Tampa, Toronto w/ & w/out inscription, Vancouver w/ inscription, Victoria w/ inscription, Washington D.C.

Starbucks City Coffee Mugs have taken the world by storm, capturing the hearts of coffee lovers and collectors alike. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting your journey, the excitement and sense of adventure that comes with collecting these mugs is unmatched. So, go ahead and embark on this thrilling treasure hunt, and who knows, you might just find the next gem to add to your growing collection!

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In short, your Starbucks mugs can worth a lot of money so don’t throw them out or get rid of them. Do a little research to determine the value and keep them safe from damage and stains. You could be collecting your way to Big Bucks!!


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It appears that collecting Starbucks City Mugs is a new “hot” collectible. The first City collection was introduced in 1995and was the Icon series followed by the Collage series and then the Skyline series. Now there is the jumbo-sized City mugs series.

It is rumored that in 2004 a woman paid $1,000 for one of the Starbucks City mugs. In a recent August 13, 2009 eBay auction, a 1994 New Orleans 20 oz mug that displayed a Bourbon Street sign sold for over $528.00 and in another auction another mug of the same city sold for over $800!

So, if you are looking to start a collection you can pickup a Starbucks City mug for around $49.99 and Starbucks still occasionally introduces a new city mug so keep your eyes open and if you already have a couple of these mugs hold on to them because you never know when the price will skyrocket!