When it comes to coffee and espresso drinks, they can be served with a wide variety of containers such as coffee cups and coffee mugs. Most of these commodities are made using the glazed ceramic. To ensure that they are easy to handle especially when hot, they come with a single handle. The electric coffee mug is another cup that has gained prominence in the last few year, and it resembles a coffee mug. The only difference is that they can be plugged into a socket to warm the contents to the required temperature.
History and general information about coffee
The use of ceramic in making coffee mugs makes it possible to drink your beverage when hot. Ceramics are good insulators meaning that they lose heat slowly compared to their metal counterparts. Also, coffee mugs are easy to clean with cold water compared to glassware and plastic cups. Technology has made it possible to develop disposable coffee cups. These types of cups are made using Styrofoam. Coffee cup sleeve insulation is used at coffee shops to ensure that the beverage remains hot for take away customers. Before porcelain was adopted to be used in making coffee cups, other materials were used for this purpose. This material included metal, glass, wood as well as clay. All these materials have their drawbacks and advantages. However, when compared with ceramic and porcelain, all these materials cannot match their capabilities.
Need for cup lids
For coffee mugs to be effective, they require a coffee cup lid. Most of these lids are designed using plastics and have been in use since the year 1967. In most cases, this lead is meant to create a tight seal that is supposed to prevent leakage. At the same time, the lid should have a vent hole to allow steam to dissipate slowly. However, traditional lids did not allow for a vent hole and the user had to open the lid from time to time. The current design was introduced by the Solo Traveller lid in the year 1986. A more advanced design was introduced by the Humble Masterpieces in the year 2004.
Sizes and designs in coffee cups.
Like any other material, coffee mugs come in different shapes and sizes. Notable shapes and designs of coffee include café drinkware, cappuccino, demitasse, cortado or what is commonly referred to as Gibraltar. As for the café drinkware, they come in varied sizes depending on the amount of beverage you want to hold in them. This means that they can hold 225 ml, 336ml and 570 ml. These are the standard quantities that these cups can hold. Other than coffee, they can also be used to hold other drinks such as lattes and mochas. The cappuccino on its part has its own cup that has can hold 171 ml of coffee. A cappuccino is accompanied by a saucer. As for demitasse, it’s meant for espresso and comes with a saucer. To ensure that paper coffee mugs do not leak, they use plastic and wax for these purposes. Polystyrene is also another popular material used in the design of coffee mugs.