No coffee brand celebrates the holiday season quite like Starbucks, and this year is no exception.
Customers have grown accustomed to the festive “Red Cups” that adorn Starbucks locations from November through December. Beginning on November 3rd, these adorable containers will be making their return with new mug designs and drinks to accompany them.
Each cup is designed to resemble Christmas wrapping paper and is looked at as “little gifts,” according to Gary Jacobson, this year’s creative director for the campaign.
One of this year’s red cups is decorated with wavy green ribbons and sparkles, while another of this year’s offerings is adorned with sparkles and diamonds on a mint green cup. Another drink holder is embellished with red and green ornaments, mimicking a miniature white Christmas tree.
If you’re wondering which cheerful caffeinated quencher should go in these spirited cups, the seasonal beverage menu has exactly the morning boosters you need. Starbucks is bringing back its wildly popular peppermint mocha, as well as the caramel brulée latte, chestnut praline latte, toasted white chocolate mocha, and the Irish cream cold brew. While these have been icons in the coffee chain for years around this time of year, the apple crisp oat milk macchiato is the new concoction on the block with big shoes to fill. The iced sugar cookie almond milk latte was introduced last year and will be returning following instant fanfare.
All of the drinks and cups will arrive in locations this week, kicking off the most wonderful time of the year in a way that only Starbucks could make possible.