This logo was almost excatly the same as the 1987-1992 logo, except for the siren, which was zoomed in. The 1992-2011 logo was replaced with the "ringless" logo, celebrating Starbucks' 40th anniversary, however almost all of the Starbucks locations still continue to use this logo. The green was also made darker.
On January 5, 2011, Starbucks presented a new logo which omitted the ring with the words "Starbucks Coffee". The siren in a circle is now the entire logo and is colored green.
The logo was reported to be introduced in March to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary.
The design work was done internally at Starbucks on March 9, 2011, with outside help from Lippincott.
This logo won 1st in the 2011 Brand New Awards.