Starting today, your local Starbucks will be serving your hot beverages in a beautiful new paper cup, designed to represent connection and community:

IMAG3504 green cups

The green Community Cups will be available for a short time only, and are expected to be gone within roughly one week. 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.

The cups are symbolic of the Starbucks mission statement:

“To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.”

Enjoy the special cups! They’re gorgeous!

Thank you to reader Kim Friedman who used the Submit a Pic Button to share the perfect green cup photo here!