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How Do We Choose a Coffee Mug?-1

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How Do We Choose a Coffee Mug?-1

Coffee mugs come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. You can get large metal travel mugs with lids and standard coffee mugs that you will find in almost every kitchen. Considering all this, what, then, is the best coffee mug for daily use?


What To Look for in a Coffee Mug: You need to consider 4 essential elements when choosing a coffee mug which are the proper size , the material its made out of, the type of lid for what how your using it and the overall design.


Due to the sheer variety of options, choosing the right coffee mug is not an easy task. However, if you stop to consider a few details, you may find it easier to narrow down your options.


Coffee Mug

Consider How You Plan to Use the Coffee Mug


Before you buy a coffee mug, you should think about how you plan to use it. Ask yourself a few questions:


Where do you plan to use the mug?

What types of beverages do you drink?

How much coffee do you drink?


If you plan on using the mug at home, you may not need a large mug with a lid. However, these features may be essential when traveling with a hot cup of coffee in your car.


You should also consider the types of beverages that you prepare. If you tend to mix other ingredients into your coffee, you may need a tall mug to prevent the drink from spilling as you mix it.


The amount of coffee that you drink may also affect your decision. Some people consume entire pots of coffee. The typical 12-cup coffeemaker can make about 58 ounces of coffee while a single serving is considered 6 to 8 ounces.


Choosing the Right Size Coffee Mug

One of the first considerations is the size. The standard coffee cup can hold about 8 to 12 ounces of liquid. Large mugs may hold 24 to 36 ounces. You can even find extra-large mugs that hold 64 ounces, making them big enough to hold an entire pot of coffee.


When you are in your own kitchen, you can refill your coffee mug whenever you like. A standard 8 to 12 ounces coffee mug may be enough.


If you need a mug for the road, a larger size may be needed. If the typical serving is 6 to 8 ounces, a 24-ounce mug can hold 3 to 4 servings.


Choosing the Right Material For Coffee


The material is also an important consideration. Coffee mugs are traditionally made from porcelain or other ceramics.



A ceramic coffee mug is made from clay that is hardened in a kiln. Porcelain products use a type of clay called Kaolin clay that is found in the Asian region, particularly in China, which is why items made with this material were frequently called “China”.


Europeans could not find a clay that matched the same properties found in Kaolin clay. To this day, China remains the gold standard for ceramics, which results in higher costs.


Ceramics are mostly used for coffee mugs that are intended to be used at home. Even the thicker ceramics can still crack, which makes them less suited for life outside your house.


Neither option affects the taste of the coffee. Ceramics are non-porous, which prevents the material from changing the flavor of your drink.


Ceramic Coffee Mug

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is another popular material for coffee mugs. Like ceramics, stainless steel is not porous and does not affect the flavor of the coffee. However, it can help keep your coffee hot for a longer period, which is why it is the preferred choice for travel mugs.

Stainless Steel Coffee Mug


Plastic, foam, and paper are not recommended. While most of these materials are disposable, they can change the taste of your beverage. Plastic and polystyrene foam are porous and allow toxins to penetrate your coffee. Paper cups become soggy, which causes some of the paper material to end up in your drink.


The bottom line is that ceramics are recommended for home use and stainless steel is recommended for use outside your house.

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