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100 Genuine "New York" Coffee Cups (with lids)

100 Genuine "New York" Coffee Cups (with lids)

$36.00

Every city needs a symbol. In its coffee cup, New York has something that's both genuinely unique and almost timeless. Sip your coffee from the street-tough, disposable, 10-ounce coffee-to-go cup that has become synonymous with New York City and the metropolitan area. Offering 100 NY Coffee Cups, sometimes called Anthoras, in factory-sealed plastic sleeves, the world's most famous paper cup, gripped by millions of coffee-drinking New Yorkers since the 1960s.

When Greek immigrants arrived in New York in the early part of the last century, they brought their coffee culture along with them, giving birth to the city's ubiquitous Greek diners and sidewalk pushcarts. In 1963, the Sherri Cup Company set out to produce a to-go coffee cup that would appeal to the Greek vendors. Marketing director Leslie Buck dreamed up a motif that included blue-and-white colors from the flag of Greece. His customer-friendly message, WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU, was printed in Greek-style letters, adorned with a trio of steaming, mustard-yellow cups, flanked by ancient "Anthora" urns, and framed with a Greek Key pattern.

No one, before or since, has been able to capture, by accident or design, the city's self-identity. Over nearly half a century, New York has made the improbable paper cup its own, and the sheer ubiquity of the cup has propelled the design into museums, T-shirts, and countless television show propmasters seeking a visual shorthand for hard-boiled detective, hard-working hack or Gothamite-on-the-go. In a city of never-ending novelty, it's always nice to sip from the comfort of this cup, for a connection to a New York that once was and, after a damn good cup of coffee, still sort of is.

Offering the one and only, genuine original, 10-ounce paper cups, packed in factory-sealed plastic sleeves of 100 cups. (To order multiples of 100, change the order quantity before adding the item to your cart). Makes an entertaining conversation piece and ultimate "high camp" gift for every coffee-drinking New Yorker or displaced New Yorker. Beware of imitations. This is the genuine article, the only cup that says "New York."

* 100 disposable paper coffee cups and lids packed in factory-sealed plastic sleeves

* Authentic blue-and-white Greek diner to-go cup; capacity 10 ounces; measures 3-3/4"H

* Each cup printed with WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU in Greek-style letters; original design

* Bona fide Sherri "Anthora" cup, licensed from successor Solo Cup Corp.; accept no imitation

* The ultimate New York artifact is seen in hundreds of films and in television series set in the city

100 Genuine "New York" Coffee Cups (with lids)
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