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Cups or mugs and if mugs then what sort?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I hate drinking anything from cups. They are so small and the hot drink cools so quickly. I like a good sized china mug shaped like this though not with this pattern. I specially can't abide those teeny weeny coffee cups where you get barely more than a thimble full of coffee.[​IMG]
  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    We routinely drink from mugs in our house. I don't mind a cup if I'm provided with a pot of tea or coffee so that I can refill to my heart's content; I do object to agreeing to purchase coffee in a restaurant and then the waiter rocking up with a tiny cup and NOT supplying me with a cafetiere of coffee from which to serve myself.

    I also used to hate it if I turned up to a meeting or conference and the coffee/tea was given to me to carry away in a cup and saucer - as I was usually carrying a briefcase, it made for a slow, precarious wobble until I could find somewhere to set things down.
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  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I like a good mug, the bigger the better. We don't have cups in the house.
  5. PussyGraves

    PussyGraves Occasional commenter

    Do you use those cups for anything other than espresso/machiato/cortado for which they are intended. A double espresso in the above mug would be silly.
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I find I have that even without the coffee cup and the briefcase. Even more so since I dropped the long loppers onto my big toe.
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  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I don't use them at all, as I have said.
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  8. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    mugs, but not ones that taper down to the base.
    ScotSEN likes this.
  9. PussyGraves

    PussyGraves Occasional commenter

    You said you can't abide them. It appeared you do not understand their purpose.
  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I always used to favour a proper porcelain cup and saucer but can't be bothered these days. Just a good, sturdy mug. This one would do.

  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Did it?
  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    China mugs preferred for tea, any mug for coffee or bedtime milk drink, usually I ask - cup and saucer or mug? for guests, whichever they prefer.
    ScotSEN likes this.
  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    China mugs and cups only for me. I'm not fussy about much else but this.
  14. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

  15. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I have got a v nice white bone china mug with my initial on and it really annoys me when other people use it.
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  16. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I love a cup and saucer and was known for using such in school. It was a coffee 'can' type cup-vertical sides to save falling. It was my you-know-the-teacher-she's-the-one-with-the-cup-and-saucer recognition point until some stupid child dropped grapes on the corridor, I wandered along to a meeting with both hands full and ended up base over apex, flat on my front with my cup and saucer in kit form!!!

    At home I use mugs for ease-mine is bone china and OH's is pot!
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  17. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    This for coffee (shape NOT design)

    But tea in one of these (again - shape NOT design)

    But definitely this if I have time for a proper cup of tea (preferably with cake ) at 3 pm ish 3569080_resp_medium.jpg
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  18. PussyGraves

    PussyGraves Occasional commenter

    Clearly when you said " I specially can't abide those teeny weeny coffee cups where you get barely more than a thimble full of coffee."
    How much espresso do you want, an old-lady's mugfull?
  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter


    I have lots of cheap ones coz I keep breaking them
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  20. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    These but the MUCH cheaper ones
    Lascarina likes this.

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