Cups and Mugs

If you enjoy different coffee drinks and you want to make a great presentation of your creations to family and friends, having the right glass, cup, or mug will make a big difference. Not all drinks will use the same cup. If you have a 1 ½ ounce espresso, you don’t want to use a large mug and make it look like the remains of someone’s almost finished drink. You want something that is the correct size and can complement the drink you are serving. For example, clear glass mugs can show off the vibrant colors of an espresso with its multiple layers. In this article, we will review some of the best types of glasses to own for different types of drinks.

In general, glasses and cups will come in porcelain and glass. For glass, be sure to get them in heat-resistant borosilicate glass. These will be more durable and will help to keep the drinks hot for a longer period of time while still remains cool to your touch.

Varieties of Coffee Glasses and Mugs

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Porcelain Demitasse Cups (1 ½ oz)

Give a traditional Italian café look for small drinks of 2 ounces or less. Also fits directly under an espresso machine.

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Glass Espresso Glasses (2 ½ oz.)

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Glass Espresso Shot Glasses (3 1/2 ounces)

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Cappuccino Cup (5 to 6 oz)

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Goblet Glass (6 oz)

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Irish Coffee Glass (8 oz)

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Coffee Cup (8 oz)

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Glass cup (12 oz)

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Tumbler (12 oz)

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Coffee Mug / Bowl (16 oz)

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Glass Mug with handle (16 oz)

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Tumbler (16 oz)

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