From the blog post Anthora – The History of New York’s Greek Coffee Cup
The cup designed by Leslie Buck for the Sherri Cup Co. as early as 1963. The idea was to make Greek owned coffee shops love the cup. And they did, they cup was a success and it was copied by many other companies later.
The name of the cup is Anthora and is a word play of the word amphora which was has been used for storing and transporting liquids. The amphora is an iconic vessel and is often associated with wine, another essential beverage.
The design is made in blue and white with two amphoras on each side and with a greek pattern that goes around the cup on the top and bottom. The classic line “We are happy to serve you” is written in a Greek style type on each side. The blue and white comes from the Greek flag.