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Wednesday, January 14. 2015
A winter Maggie's Farm Scientific Survey: Coffee cups
Pic shows a pretty cup from our everyday set, a regular logo mug, a demitasse cup from my Grandpa's set which we are using for espresso now, a good old Dunkin medium styrofoam cup, and a coffee cup aka teacup.
Mrs. BD assures me that "coffee cups" like the Cuthbertson Christmas cup in my photo are actually teacups. I do not like to drink coffee from those things, because it's too delicate and precious, does not hold enough, and gets cold too fast.
What sort of thing do you like to drink your coffee or tea from?
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When at home I generally drink out of cups with various company logos on the side (unless we have polite company).
Whenever I go to a coffeehouse, I bring my own travel mug.
Larger mugs. Plus I prefer the rim/lip of the cup to curve outwards. Anal that way, but you asked.
A clear glass mug. A logo or design is ok but the great majority of the surface area must be clear. There's always one with my thermos in the pickup and a few on the shelf in the office. I don't have a clue why, it started decades ago and due to my insistence my wife has had to scramble a few times to find replacements online.
The weird part is I'm not bothered at all by drinking from other cups when out or when company calls and she brings out her "teacups" but in my daily environs my preference is clear.
My daily cup for the last four years has the logo of "Love", the Cirque Du Soleil tribute to The Beatles. It is slightly larger than average, has good heft, the red on yellow graphics are great, and, best of all, it references The Beatles!
Standard Corningware greasy spoon restaurant model. Always keep four or five on hand for both coffee and cocoa.
I have a Christmas themed red mug that I purchased for a dollar or two after Christmas one year. Most of the time I use it for my yerba mate. Coffee, occasionally.
7/11 travel mugs are good. The coffee stays warm, they fit in most all cup holders, and you can close them up so they won't spill on your keyboard.
Preference is a dollar store mug that just happens to fit car's cup holder and has gentle flare at the top to prevent the inevitable drips. Though for some reason, I always rinse out and reuse paper (not plastic) coffee cups until they fall apart
Diner style mug, or as close as I could find on Amazon
I should add, I prefer the really thick diner mugs like they had when I was a kid that pretty much denied a kid drinking coffee they were so thick walled.
I like ceramic mugs; many are from Scouting, one's a local theater mug, and lately there's one of these: http://www.cafepress.com/johnmollisonart/s_missile_mugs
He also does airplanes,
My office, from 2005
Notice that the cup seems dark on the inside. It is. That's coffee drek.
When it starts actually flaking off I brush it out, say once every couple of months.
Thick glass mug that holds the heat well. I warm it by filling with hot water before the coffee. Straight sides so it is less likely to spill while walking or sipping. About 12 ounces, just about right for me.
I've got a Dilbert mug at work. Dogbert is saying "Let me drop everything and work on Your problem". I've had that one there for 20 years now, and it still works fine.
I use the standard coffee mug at home too, but we've got a gazillion of them around. Freebies, don't you know?
I've bought about five in this lifetime, including Dogbert and my backup one that I got at the same time. That one's St. Dogbert expelling the demons. "Out, Out, you Demons of Stupidity".
Those are appropriate for work. At home I'll use whatever one holds my coffee, since I don't need to make a statement.
I like a thick, heavy mug (logo style)without a curved lip. I don't like a dark colored one because I have my first couple cups in the dark and can't tell how full it is. I also like one that was lifted from The Kettle years ago.
At work, I have one that is "From the Office of the Mayor" on one side and the city gov. logo on the other side. I placed a label with my full name over the mayor's. It's from before my time when our workplace was under the umbrella of the city government.
Coffee- mugs w/ scenes from Death Valley,
tea- also mugs or teacups with saucers to click on from my mother's china,
and my new favorite, sipping chocolate in a tiny demitasse cup.
30 oz insulated mug from Speedway. One at home, one at work. Rinsed out only, never washed. Had thm for years.
Thick, heavy mugs in the office or home. Stanley thermos in the field. Various travel cups when driving.
Dunkin's Medium Black, in styrofoam, everyday at 4:30 am. Since they close on Christmas Day I buy a Large late on Christmas Eve and freeze it for thawing on Christmas morning.
I don't care what it sez or looks like just so the handle is large enough to fit my hand.
Since I'm retired from Hewlett Packard you can just imagine how many of their logo cups, mugs and jugs I have.
I use a 14 oz. Tervis Tumbler. It's old and stained and won't come clean, but it's also insulated, large, and durable. And it makes coffeefiles go "eeek"!
I am picky about my mugs. I like a wider brim and narrower bottom. Also has to be THIN ceramic. I hate thick ceramic edges.
I am additionally picky about colors/patterns. How girly of me!
We have 2 shelves of random mugs at home. I only use three of them to drink my coffee. They are 'mine' and no one else uses them!
I have a mug from my police academy, one from my wife and daughter with the "I haz a bukkit" (LOLrus) on it, and one from a supplier's rep I got at an open house at my electrical supplier, all oversized.
That or the ever-popular Dunkin Large styro. Screw the eco-brainwashed gradeschoolers and their "save the polar bears" campaigns. Let them work on an unheated job site and have to suck cold coffee. Of course, that's what "those other" people do, right?