Seattle, WA – Starbucks may need a disclaimer on their new limited time green cup that surfaced on November 1st. Last year, their holiday cup created a stir amongst some religious groups. A controversial cup? As if there were not bigger things troubling society, a large amount of Americans chose a cup as their worthwhile undertaking for a brief period of time.
The new green cup is not a new holiday design as some had originally thought, and thankfully Starbucks representatives have made that clear. As the country is divided over political and other disagreements, Starbucks wanted to symbolize unity with their new green cup.
The new green cup is only in the U.S. Starbucks stores while supplies last and it features a unique design. One single line connects all types of figures, from a coffee farmer to friends embracing; all, over one hundred people designed on the cup, are drawn together with one continuous stroke.
“The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” said Howard Schultz, chairman, and CEO.
Shogo Ota, a Seattle artist created the artwork which was designed to represent shared humanity and connection. So relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy your hot cup of java in the pretty cool cup designed by Ota exclusively for Starbucks.
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