The iconic Greek-themed blue, white, and gold Anthora paper cup has been ubiquitous in New York City since 1963. With its welcoming message “We Are Happy To Serve You,” the cup has appeared on the screen in numerous television shows set in the Big Apple. Whenever a character is shown drinking coffee, whether on the street or at work, the odds are good that he or she is drinking it from an Anthora cup.
“Intellectual Cup of Coffee” is one of several beautiful, colorful coffee cup collages created by artist Megan Coyle from magazine cut-outs. The collage captures the essence of an “intellectual” cup of coffee, with the coffee cup and saucer resting on an opened book. The steam from the hot coffee suggests question marks—this cup of coffee is stimulating thought and ideas. Coyle’s coffee cup collages are perfect for any coffee enthusiast with an eye for art.
Introduced in 1963, the Anthora coffee cup with the friendly “We Are Happy to Serve You” message was ubiquitous in New York City. Coffee shops, diners, bodegas, and street vendors all served their to-go coffee in the blue, gold, and white paper cup with the Greek-inspired design. Even today, the cup is an instantly recognizable icon of New York City and a reminder that the Big Apple can be a very friendly place.