When we received the very poshly-dressed limited edition Christmas Bearistas this year, it made us wonder: How many different Bearistas are there, and are they always... bears? We couldn't get the answer for the first question (after all, Bearistas, named after the coffee Barista, have been around since 1997), but we did find out that, no, Bearistas aren't always bears, not really. Through the years, the teddies have dressed up as bunnies, bumblebees, chickens and, um, Merlions. Yes, in August this year, Bearista Merlions hit the shelves, and yes, they're beary cute lah. The most recognisable Bearista is probably the one with the green Starbucks apron, but they have also been dressed in everything from baseball uniforms and princess dresses to pajamas and samsui women outfits. Here's a look at some memorable Bearistas that have appeared on our sunny shores over the years.