The History Behind the Iconic Blue New York City Anthora Coffee Cups

Anthora Coffee Cup
Anthora Coffee Cup
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Our friends at NYC-real estate and lifestyle website 6sqft recently published a great article detailing the history of the iconic blue Anthora coffee cup found throughout New York City.

Known as the Anthora, the blue-and-white drinking vessel first became an icon of New York City in 1963 when Leslie Buck, a Czech-American immigrant, designed the first ever to-go coffee cup to appeal to Greek-owned coffee shops and diners. With its customer-friendly “We Are Happy to Serve You” inscription and Greek-style letters, the Anthora has now become an important part of the city’s identity.

Check out the full article to learn more history about the cup and design.

via 6sqft

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