Starbucks Frappucino Coffee Drink, circa 1997

Summary

Consumers with expendable cash in the late 20th-century found a growing availability of upscale, luxury goods. In 1996, coffee lovers could treat themselves to a Frappuccino, a blended iced-coffee drink. Trademarked by Starbucks, the company bottled Frappuccino for wider distribution a year later.

Consumers with expendable cash in the late 20th-century found a growing availability of upscale, luxury goods. In 1996, coffee lovers could treat themselves to a Frappuccino, a blended iced-coffee drink. Trademarked by Starbucks, the company bottled Frappuccino for wider distribution a year later.

Artifact

Bottle

Date Made

circa 1997

Creators

Starbucks Coffee Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Washington, Seattle 

Creator Notes

Made for Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, Washington.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2010.2.143

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Susan Wineberg.

Material

Glass (Material)
Cardboard
Metal
Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Brown
Beige (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in  (of bottles)

Diameter: 2.25 in  (at bottle base)

Length: 5 in  (of case)

Width: 5 in  (of case)

Height: 6.125 in  (of case)

Inscriptions

Printed on front of bottle labels: MOCHA / FRAPPUCCINO / COFFEE DRINK / STARBUCKS COFFEE (logo) / A LOWFAT CREAMY BLEND OF COFFEE, MILK & MOCHA / SEE BACK PANEL FOR NUTRITION / INFORMATION / 9.5 FL OZ (281 ML) Stamp on rear label: BEST TASTE BY: / JAN 26 98 / 21:49 MP 09157 1 Printed on rear label of bottles: DISTRIBUTED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN COFFEE / PARTNERSHIP, SOMERS, NY 10589 Printed on side of carrier: MOCHA / FRAPPUCCINO / COFFEE DRINK / STARBUCKS COFFEE (logo) / A LOWFAT CREAMY BLEND OF COFFEE, MILK & MOCHA / [...] / FOUR - 9.5 OZ BOTTLES (38 FL OZ)

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