Need a less painful memory of New York?
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Official Cup of ....Matrimony?!
Check out the wedding of Marianna and Richard. Their
first toast was done out of a NYCup. Talk about dedicated fans!
Love for the cup, even
"We are not native New Yorkers. We are Bostonians. Where coffee comes in a white cup with the pink and orange logo of the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts (now more famous for coffee than doughnuts). Period."
"My husband has visited New York frequently throughout his life. On our first visit together (and my first in adulthood) several years ago, one of the first things he pointed out to me was the Anthora coffee cup—a very New York thing. When you see the cup, you know you're in New York. Anytime he sees one, he just brightens up. It’s just one of those things. "
"I’ve come to have an appreciation for the Anthora cup. There’s just something about it. And you’re not walking around advertising for someone. You’re just drinking your cup o’ joe in your blue and white cup. When you see the cup, you can hear the sounds of the city, smell the smells (which could be good or bad, depending on where you are), feel the bigness that is New York. There’s just something about that cup."
"So I’m going to surprise him with the paper cups. He’ll be able to enjoy his coffee in a cup that makes him happy (and I swear that the darned cup is sometimes more important to him than what’s in it). I can’t wait to see the look on his face. I suspect that there will be much rejoicing. . ."
--Sharon K., Waltham, MA
|Light & Sweet
Thank you for keeping it real. Its funny that I stumble across this web
site in search of that coffee cup for my own personal use only to find it
on ceramic cups.
When our daughter was born in 2003, we had the Anthora motif printed on
a blue shirt with a white negative lettering and picture (very in line with
the original cup - only one made), with the top ten ways how New Yorker's
order coffee printed on the back. Our friends thought it was the cutest
and coolest thing. We just liked it because we are an interacial couple
and she is our little light and sweet child- or Moca as my wife states.
My wife and I have relocated out of state for job opps. For the first few
weeks I couldn't get used to the coffee or the way it was prepared or served.
I was used to a small light and sweet with a plain donut served in the traditional
Anthora motif cup. Since then I have stopped drinking coffee and gone to
Green Tea. Yeah, it was that bad.
I commend you and your efforts in keeping the standard alive.
From us Crazy Coffeenated (Definition: very stimulated ) Architects
--Robert G., A former New Yorker
Bring NY Home
“I gotta tell you, NYCup.com was actually a great
thing to get after that depressing Met loss last night. It reminds
me of home."
"If you grow up in New York you think that coffee doesn’t come
from some kind of bean, it just comes in those Greek paper cups.
Every newsstand, deli, pizza place and diner used them. It was real
basic: This is coffee. And how do we know that?
Because it’s in a friggin’ coffee cup, ya friggin bum, ya.”
"And when you ordered coffee, it wasn’t, Hello, I’d like one
cup of coffee please with cream and sugar. It was, Coffee, Regular."
"I never even gave those cups a second thought until I moved
down here and added "geez my coffee tastes like Styrofoam,"
to the list of things New Yorkers rip on other cities about, like:
"You can’t get a good deli sandwich here," “You call this
pizza?” “This bread sucks,” and of course, “Waddaya mean, ‘last
call’? It’s only 2:00 AM.”
--Dave S., A former New Yorker who currently resides
in the South
What is it about that
"Since the order came with two mugs, I
kept one for myself and gave the other one to my boss. He loved
the cup and come to find out he was a native New Yorker and was
very touched that I had found such an unique gift!"
"I'm from the West Coast myself, but now find
that I can't drink my morning coffee out of any other cup! There is just
something about it, the slogan "We are happy to serve you" brightens
"After reading about the history, I now have
my husband fully engaged in the game "I Spy the Cup" whenever
we watch movies or TV shows that are filmed in New York. It's amazing
how often we spot it, almost every episode of 'Law and Order' sports the
"Good luck with your business!"
--Kim L., Los Angeles, CA
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