Doing some recent reading on coffee forums apparently informs me that Yuban has declined severely in quality over the last year or so, with claims of "not 100% Colombian anymore," "I miss Juan Valdez's beans," "smells moldy," "I threw the can in the trash after the first pot," and many other statements by *former* Yuban loyalists. THAT'S why I put the term "Vintage" in the title, as this cup seems to hearken back to the days of Juan.
The mug is slightly over-sized, which means an extra sip of that electrifying elixir! It's a pleasing brown with the white logo standing out nicely. The gold banding and writing is almost lost on the brown, but I angled the lighting to maximize its visibility in the pictures. There look to be three tiny nics in the interior base, presumably where a spoon was dropped in after stirring (by a cream and/or sugar user?), but they may also be firing flaws - hard to tell. The base has "SPAIN" in relief in the ceramic, and the white bit covering the lower part of the "N" is a piece of ceramic stuck to the base during firing, and was unglazed like the base ring. Overall, the cup is in excellent shape with no crazings or cracks.