Remember that night at the diner, 2:00 AM in the rain? Remember how the water beaded on the windows? Remember that heavy, kind of off white ceramic mug in your hands, the one with the small chip near the handle? Remember the warmth through your hands, and the small wisp of steam curling up? The coffee was really pretty terrible, but you remember everything about that night and you can bring back the feel of that coffee cup every single time. At mugmug we live in between those rivulets of rain coming down the window. We think our mugs are that good.
We care about details at mugmug. All of our pieces are thrown one at a time on the potter's wheel, then trimmed and handles attached. Everything is food safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. The americano and classic sizes hold 10 to 12 ounces. The latte cups hold about 16 ounces of liquid. Each mug here at mugmug goes out individually gift boxed. Need us to personalize the shipment? We are happy to drop a note in the cup for you, or draw a picture inside the box. Yeah, we went to art school too....
As much as possible we have optimized the interior curve of the latte cups to make latte art easier. If you find this to be the case, by all means share your art with us.
We are potters first here at mugmug. That means we care about things from the earth — food and fire. We roast coffee here on the farm, and every day making espressos and lattes are important rituals. One of our mentors was the potter Byron Temple. He taught a great deal about cups and some of the most treasured pots here are his coffee cups. Byron would have appreciated roasting coffee, and making good espresso and latte cups. Most of all Byron cared about small details, in both pots and life.
Hopefully you will enjoy these pots as much as we enjoy making them. They are guaranteed safe, safe to drink from while talking to your neighbor over a cup of joe.