Ceramic Crinkle Cups
Crinkled to look like a throwaway (or thrown-away) cup, these white ceramic cups come in two sizes - a "life-size" version, and a mini version that we think is perfect for espresso or sake. Just don't drink so much that you really do throw these away - they are far too precious!
This is a ceramic, double walled (for insulation), coffee cup that resembles a take-out paper cup. This particular design has a silicone lid that securely attaches to the cup. The outside is matte and the inside is glazed. I ... This is a ceramic, double walled (for insulation), coffee cup that resembles a take-out paper cup. This particular design has a silicone lid that securely attaches to the cup. The outside is matte and the inside is glazed. I prefer a version that Starbucks put out a few months ago. Their version is pretty much the same, but the outside is glazed (and of course has their logo) and the lid is plastic with a silicone liner to keep liquids sealed in. The key difference between the two is the price. "I Am Not A Paper Cup" is roughly $20 and the Starbucks version is $12. The upsides to either is that if you are a daily coffee drinker, you don't have to trash a paper cup and plastic lid every time you get take-out coffee. The downside is that both of them hold about 8 oz. - not favorable if you normally order a "grande" at Starbucks. Another issue for commuters is that it is not spill-proof or splash-proof. And finally, the Starbucks version CANNOT go into the microwave.
I like breaking this one out when I have my snobby wine friends over for dinner. Then they feel slightly stupid when they're swirling and sniffing their wine out of a dixie cup glass.