When choosing a coffee cup, many people opt for their favorite color or a particular design. There are cups with witty sayings or relaxing and beautiful scenes that can be quite pleasing. However, not all coffee cups are created equal. Regardless of the design you opt for, consider the benefits of choosing glass coffee cups for your daily use or as a great gift idea.
Coffee cups are available in a variety of different materials, ranging from fired clay, plastic, and various metals, such as aluminum or copper, but there’s nothing like the pure, clean taste of a beverage that is served in a glass cup. Some materials absorb too much heat, especially when drinking hot tea or coffee. This is a common problem with most metal cups. Other cups like plastic, clay or ceramic can become discolored with regular use. Fortunately, glass cups are easy to clean, and discoloration is typically not a problem with proper washing.
Of course, cups that can become discolored are often magnets for unpleasant smells. As oils from your tea or coffee stain the cup, an off odor can also be present. With a glass cup or mug, cleaning is easy, and you’ll never notice foul odors which can certainly make your beverage less than appealing.
If you have a plastic cup, your coffee will probably not taste as good as it could. Plastic is not an ideal material for serving hot beverages, but a glass cup can provide a very pure tasting cup of coffee with absolutely nothing to come between you and your favorite beverage.
While some people might worry that glass cups can be easily broken, this isn’t necessarily true. There are plenty of cups that are designed to be very sturdy and they can hold up to daily use without any problem. There aren’t many cups that are indestructible, but with proper care, a mug made from glass can be just as durable as one made from any other material.
When looking for glass coffee cups make sure that you pay particular attention to the size that’s right for your needs. There are cups in a huge assortment of sizes, but not all sizes are right for every individual. If you like to have a cup of coffee in the morning, but don’t want a huge cup that holds enough to last all morning, then choose a smaller cup. If you like to sip your coffee as you’re working and prefer not to have to get up frequently to get a refill, a larger cup might be in order.