Starbucks new green cup designed to symbolise unity
Starbucks Coffee has introduced a limited edition green cup featuring a mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke. One line and 132 faces—a coffee farmer, a family, a barista and friends embracing—appear on the green cup, each one a caricature representing members of a global community.
The new cup is available exclusively in US Starbucks stores beginning 1 November, for a limited time while supplies last.
“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 of Starbucks Coffee.
Starbucks commissioned artist Shogo Ota to create the artwork. His threaded design represents shared humanity and connection, serving as a symbol for stitching people together as a united community. When the green cup debuted at Starbucks stores nationwide on 1 November, Shogo recreated his one-line art on the windows of Starbucks in Times Square.