Coffee is the most popular drink in the world, with a predicted two billion cups consumed every day. As such, there are more than a few kinds of coffee cup out there, and one of the most important differences between them is the material they are made from. There are a whole host of options, but here are just four reasons why glass is the ideal material.
- More Attractive
Glass is prized across the world for its workability, and it has been for centuries. A glass coffee cup can be styled in more interesting ways than those made from other materials, and they make a more attractive coffee since you can see through them to the delicious drink inside.
- Heat Retention
Hands up everyone who looks forward to drinking down a lukewarm cup of coffee! Not seeing many hands… Yep, coffee just hits the spot better when you drink it piping hot, and that’s why glass makes such an excellent material for holding this deep brown nectar of the gods. Glass coffee cups boast a very high heat retention capacity, so heat transfers away from the coffee very slowly – in fact, the adoption of innovative new materials in the manufacturing process has made modern glass even better at retaining heat.
A glass coffee cup can potentially be used for decades, so it’s obviously a far more eco-friendly option than using a paper, cardboard, or plastic cup. And if you do drop it, that’s no big deal from an environmental point of view. Glass can be recycled time and time again, and there are plenty of uses for recycled glass. This makes glass cups far better for the environment than ceramic ones, which cannot be recycled.
- Easier Brewing
Finally, keep in mind that it’s often easier to make coffee in a translucent vessel. It’s not such a big deal if you only take your coffee black, but if you add in different toppings and ingredients, it’s a huge advantage to be able to look at the glass and see how much you have of each part.
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