Whether you are sipping your first cup of coffee in the morning or enjoying a hot cup of tea, you’re sure to own a prized coffee mugs or cup that makes your day, week, or year. Maybe you’ve got several, perhaps most of which are treasured in their own right, or maybe you just have more than one. Whatever the situation, your coffee mugs and tea cups are a special part of your life. You know without a doubt which is yours, which you love to drink, and which will make a perfect gift for someone special to you.
There are many types of coffee mugs and tea cups you can purchase, but the two most popular types of coffee mugs and tea cups are ceramic and clay. Of the two, ceramic coffee mugs are by far the most expensive due largely to the clay they are made from. The clay used in making ceramic coffee mugs is some of the most hardwearing glass you can buy. The good thing about clay mugs is that they can be painted with any color of your choice, although it’s recommended you purchase a high quality canvas paint to ensure the longevity of your coffee mug. Also, it’s important to remember that certain colors stain better than others, so it’s worth doing a bit of research to find out which colors are best suited to your mug.
To help keep your coffee mugs of the highest quality, you should invest in ceramic handle and lid stands as well. By using a ceramic handle, you’ll prevent your mug from being damaged by rough handling, and a lid stand will keep water from splashing onto your mug when it is accidentally spilled. Both of these holders come separately, but you can purchase them as a set so that you don’t have to go shopping for the matching handles as you do with other mugs. These holders typically include a brass or chrome handle, a lid and an insulated bottle to keep your hot beverage warm until it’s served.
As porcelain is quite a delicate material, coffee mugs made from this material should never be put into contact with sharp objects. Things like fingernails can scratch the surface of the porcelain, causing the mug to shatter. While this may not seem like a big problem, it is one that you must take serious. For the same reason, never use boiling water to clean your porcelain mug – the water may appear to be boiling, but the damage is only superficial. If you must use the bathroom at least once every few days to wash your coffee mug, it’s best to use a stainless steel sponge instead. Porcelain is also susceptible to scratching when placed on a hard surface, such as a dresser or a night stand.
You can also find coffee mugs in travel sizes, so you can take them with you on trips or vacations. Travel mugs are usually made from dishwasher-safe ceramic, and they often come with a fold down lid to keep the hot beverage hot and accessible for guests. Although travel mugs are usually made in small sizes, you can also find ones that are large enough to accommodate a whole quilt.
Most coffee mugs are available in a variety of colors and patterns, giving you plenty of options to choose from. If you prefer, you can even get ones that have advertisements printed directly on the cup itself. This type of mug is usually made of durable food-grade rubber, which will last you a long time without having to worry about scratches or fading. To add even more convenience, some manufacturers will even inset promotional logos directly on the cup, eliminating the need to remove it and see what’s on it. With all these wonderful options to choose from, there’s no reason why you should ever buy a coffee mug that doesn’t do the job!