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#31 Ling

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 02:18 PM

89 cent 16 oz. black ceramic cup from Xcess Cargo

#32 Basilgirl

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 02:27 PM

My favorite mug has "Good #@$!#%@ Morning" on it
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#33 The Little Blue House

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 02:41 PM

I drink my coffee from an old dark blue mug because my boyfriend has stolen my white "Princeton Coffee House" mug--the one with the near breaking handle--given to me by the owner of the now defunct Princeton Coffee House when I left town. (The place closed a few months later in the fall of 1997.)
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Posted 10 November 2003 - 03:00 PM

I guess I am a little old fashioned but I did not appreciate the bunny cup-
and I do not post here to get offended!!!

I have a variety of tea cups and coffee cups-
several of which can be found on www.allteapots.com

my favorite cup is the butterfly from franz porcelain
and also losmonov cobalt net teamaker that can also be used as a coffee cup-

#35 Janedujour

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 03:19 PM

Answer: ANYTHING!

Has anyone else noticed the mugs reproducing in the cupboard at night? i.e. after a while I have to get rid of a few and it's just too painful!!
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#36 Anna N

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 04:24 PM

From glass bodum mugs........ since forever?
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Posted 10 November 2003 - 08:41 PM

An espresso cup.

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 09:23 PM

One of the few advantages to working for a restaurant (other than the long hours and low pay of course...:huh: ) is having a cappuccino machine right downstairs at my disposal. First thing I do every day after dropping my stuff at my desk is go downstairs and make myself a big-assed latte. It's the only way to get my synapses firing or else my brain is like trying to spark a fire with wet kindling :blink:

I used to use the regular white cappuccino cups and saucers that we use for service. So many have broken though, that there aren't quite enough of them for service, and the waiters got tired of the graveyard of dirty cups behind my desk, so one of the waitstaff went around the corner to the $1 store and bought half a dozen REALLY BIG white ceramic mugs for we office bound types upstairs. :wub: The mug is big enough to draw stares from other folks in the elevator and constant ribbing from the guard in the lobby who busts my chops every time he sees me with my "morning gas tank!" :laugh:

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 02:29 PM

I drink my drip coffee in a favored straigt sided mug. It's white glazed with a gold rim and has the logo for Syracuse's Landmark Theatre on it, a venue where I ran the bar on a part time basis for years. Part of my attraction is sentimental but on closer inspection I notice that it it has a thinner lip than my other mugs and the sipping experience is more pelasing in a subtle way for that reason (I think).

Espresso and lattes are a diiferent story. I've tried the Ikea 365 series, great bowl shape and inexpensive but very thin wall and heat retention is not good. I'm now using Inox 18/10 double wall stainless steel cappa and latte cups made by Frabosk. Expensive but worth it. I have the two larger sizes and will add the espresso demitasse size later. They're about $15 per cup and saucer combo but last forever and when preheated with really hot tap water they keep the drink warm for a remarkably long time so you can enjoy it slowly. I make a 1.5 oz ristretto shot (restricted pull double espresso) and top it off with 4.5 oz of foamed milk in my 6 oz cup - excellent!

Even more conveneint is the fact that the espresso machine type I have uses somethign known as the E61 style grouphead design - keeps hot water circulating throgh the head assembly for best temp stability. Because it is a heat exchanger machine (capable of steaming while puling shots), the brew water is a bit too hot for ideal shots after the machine has first warmed up or when it has been idle for a bit. The standard solutio is to draw off about 4- 6 oz of water through the empty portafilter before puling the first shot of the session. I just use this hot water to pre-heat the cup and no more trying to figure out how much water to pull off.

I think I want a latte.....

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 02:48 PM

a blue ceramic nortel networks mug.

that is part of a set of 4 i was given in trade for favors.

love those mugs. best company mugs ever.

well aside from the clear glass etched mug with gilt rim i got from some employer, at some time. i forgot where...hmm.

#41 laurenmilan

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 10:27 AM

I drink my coffee from bright-red latte (18-20 oz capacity) mugs I got from Pier 1. They still keep the red pattern in stock, but the mugs are long discontinued, in favor of a more humane 10-12oz coffee mug.

I love the size and sturdiness of these... and I can honestly say I have only 1 cup of coffee in the AM :wink:
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Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:44 PM

I guess I am a little old fashioned but I did not appreciate the bunny cup-
and I do not post here to get offended!!!

Yes I find such realistic reproductions of bunny fornication to be a bit much for me too.

350+ posts and I still don't know how to use the quote boxes!

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:56 PM

speaking of which, :unsure:
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i sincerly hope you're not drinking out of those, or using to filter your coffee!

i drink out of various mugs collected as gifts from NPR pledges- my fav has signatures of classical composers. i also have the ubiquitous "cafe du monde" mug. another fav is one i ordered from "the onion" which reads "you are stupid" -perfect for hangovers. my work mug is an insulated metal "buck's county coffee company" mug purchased in d.c. definitely have to get an eg mug now!
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#44 Jason Perlow

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:59 PM

We got lots of mugs in the house. From all kinds of computer show giveaways, etc. The bigger the mug the better, I say.

BTW, Ikea has these really good mugs for like a buck apeice.
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#45 laurenmilan

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:49 AM

What do you all drink your coffee in when you're not drinking your Starbucks in a paper cup?

I'm one of these wierdos that really strongly prefers a ceramic mug, even at places like Starbucks or at work. Just doesn't feel right in paper or styrofoam (if I can help it, that is.)
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#46 melkor

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:54 AM

We got lots of mugs in the house. From all kinds of computer show giveaways, etc. The bigger the mug the better, I say.

BTW, Ikea has these really good mugs for like a buck apeice.

I've got a few of those bucket-sized mugs, but I only use them when I'm out of regular sized mugs - the coffee gets cold too quickly in them.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:19 AM

This thread has opened a recent wound.

I am a creature a habit. Habits which are etched in stone. Any deviation can cause my poor, OCD personality to take a nose-dive.

I like to rise 30 minutes before my wife. I make coffee and heat milk. I slip on shoes and run downstairs for the newspaper. By the time I'm back in the kitchen, the coffee has completed it's transformation from water to ambrosia and the milk is steaming hot. Sometimes a use a frother, sometimes not, but it has been my habit to combine milk and coffee in a white cafe au lait bowl I brough back from my first trip to France 23 years ago. I have used it ever since.

Until a week ago yesterday when my six year old accidentally knocked it out of the cupboard. I pretended it didn't bother me -- it was an accident, after all -- but not a day has gone by that I haven't missed it. Mugs seem foreign and -- well -- uncivilized. I've lost more than a bowl.

That bowl reminded me of so many things -- my youth, Paris, first love, staying out all night drinking coffee, loosing my virginity, my first hangover, my first boulangerie, my first offal tasting, my culinary awakening. Now all I'm reminded of is the passing of time and the ravages of age.

I guess I should start saving for a vacation in France.

Wow -- I'm a real downer today. I usually don't get depressed reading these posts! Hope I didn't bum you out too badly! Who would have thought a cafe au lait bowl would prompt a midlife crisis!
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#48 Larry

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:37 PM

I use is my extra tall black Dean and Deluca mug to drink tea in all the time. It keeps my tea extra hot until I actual begin to drink it. :smile:

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:45 PM

Wow -- I'm a real downer today.  I usually don't get depressed reading these posts!  Hope I didn't bum you out too badly!  Who would have thought a cafe au lait bowl would prompt a midlife crisis!

Not at all, Aidan. What a wonderful post about such a sad event. It's hard to say goodbye to something with so many memories associated with it.

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#50 Jason Perlow

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:44 PM

http://www.usatoday....op_x.htm?csp=15

A team of undergraduates at the university in Socorro designed a ceramic mug that can fall 15 feet onto concrete pavement and still hold a full cup of java afterward without leaking.


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:33 PM

We came in first! Go UMR!

Ceramic coffee mugs created by students at the University of Missouri-Rolla recently survived 12-foot falls onto asphalt in Coco Beach, Fla., to win the American Ceramic Society’s national Mug Drop Contest.


Good to the last drop: UMR team wins coffee mug competition

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

I want to buy a few coffee mugs that have these characteristics: oversize (about 16oz.), handle large enough for 4 fingers and doesn't scald you after microwaving, solid color or tasteful design, dishwasher safe, preferably not more than about $20 and, most important, lead free. Any online source come to mind? I've done a lot of searching without much luck.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

Etsy has some good ceramic artisans who make stuff that will fulfill your needs.  My parents bought a set of mugs that were custom made and very nice, though more than $20 per mug. However, there is tons of stuff there. Most of what I found previously is lead free and dishwasher safe.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Some stoneware heat up to very hot in a microwave oven.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

I'm not clear if you are specifically looking for stoneware although you did say lead-free but you might also look into Tervis mugs. They might not meet your aesthetic but they are functional.
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#56 Jaymes

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:28 PM

I want to buy a few coffee mugs that have these characteristics: oversize (about 16oz.), handle large enough for 4 fingers and doesn't scald you after microwaving, solid color or tasteful design, dishwasher safe, preferably not more than about $20 and, most important, lead free. Any online source come to mind? I've done a lot of searching without much luck.

 

I'd certainly suggest Crate & Barrel.  These come to mind:  http://www.crateandb...rge-mug/s326526

 

And I have some big glass mugs that I use for whatever - coffee, soup, beer, chili, etc. 

 

Also, I have some ceramic coffee mugs that are exactly like what you've described.  I got them at Pier 1, several years ago.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:24 PM

I have 4 sets of these  which allow plenty of headroom in case the liquid boils in the microwave.

OR you want to add a lot of foamed milk to your latte or cappuccino (or anything else that goes with coffee or tea)

 

I've used them for chai, caffe latte,  SOUP, hot milk.

 

 

I have several 16 ounce mugs, of various shapes and sizes and I much prefer the larger capacity - 18 oz or more.

 

Every time I try to reheat a normal (for me)  mug of coffee in the microwave, it boils over.  Has ever happened in these.


Edited by andiesenji, 24 March 2014 - 04:27 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:43 PM

I have 4 sets of these  which allow plenty of headroom in case the liquid boils in the microwave.

OR you want to add a lot of foamed milk to your latte or cappuccino (or anything else that goes with coffee or tea)

 

I've used them for chai, caffe latte,  SOUP, hot milk.

 

 

I have several 16 ounce mugs, of various shapes and sizes and I much prefer the larger capacity - 18 oz or more.

 

Every time I try to reheat a normal (for me)  mug of coffee in the microwave, it boils over.  Has ever happened in these.

 

Andie, those look great.  Think I'll order some.

 

I actually have these: http://www.crateandb...er-mugs/s579044

 

20oz capacity.  It says that they're not for hot liquids, but I've been using them for decades, for everything, including hot liquids that I heat in the microwave.  I love love love them. And I've very frequently given sets as gifts for weddings, housewarmings, etc.   But I'd probably be wise to get some of the ones to which you linked.  They might not be so pretty when they're holding beer, for example, but I wouldn't have to worry about heating them in the microwave.

 

Which I never have.

 

But which perhaps I should.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

Andie, those look great.  Think I'll order some.

 

I actually have these: http://www.crateandb...er-mugs/s579044

 

20oz capacity.  It says that they're not for hot liquids, but I've been using them for decades, for everything, including hot liquids that I heat in the microwave.  I love love love them. And I've very frequently given sets as gifts for weddings, housewarmings, etc.   But I'd probably be wise to get some of the ones to which you linked.  They might not be so pretty when they're holding beer, for example, but I wouldn't have to worry about heating them in the microwave.

 

Which I never have.

 

But which perhaps I should.

I used them for French onion soup a week or so ago when some friends dropped by.  They don't like the crouton and cheese on top so this was really simple to ladle the soup into the mugs and heat in the MW - after the soup has cooled a bit, it can be sipped directly from the mugs and the solids finished off with a spoon.


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#60 Jaymes

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:46 PM

I used them for French onion soup a week or so ago when some friends dropped by. 

 

That's actually on my bucket list. 

 

Being your friend.

 

And dropping by.


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