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

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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