Travel Coffee Mugs
Coffee Mugs with Lid
Ceramic Soup Mugs
Ceramic Camping Mugs
Microwave Safe Mugs
Tall Ceramic Mugs
It's impossible to say for sure, but most experts credit China and Japan for being the true inventors of coffee mugs. These mugs were crafted from gold, silver, bronze, and lead and were almost impossible to drink from since they were insanely hot.
Coffee mugs are made from powdered clay that's added to a mixer. Once the mug has been molded into its desired shape, the handle is applied and any rough edges are smoothed down. Finally, the mugs receive their ceramic glaze and are fired in an oven or kiln at a temperature of about 2,200°F.
Red and orange mugs are typically more expensive because the ink that's used has a higher price tag. Sometimes they even have to go through an oven or kiln twice for the color to look vibrant and bright!
You'll know if a mug is safe for the dishwasher if it's printed with a "dishwasher-safe" symbol at the bottom. Most of the time ceramic mugs can be washed on the top rack, though the only exception is custom mugs. These should always be hand-washed.
There are many different types of coffee mugs out there, and they're made from a variety of materials. Porcelain and ceramic are the most common, but you'll also find mugs made from plastic, metal, stone, and glass.
Mugs make great gifts and souvenirs because they're easy to customize. You can order these in bulk through an online distributor, who will print your design on the front using screen printing or a full color transfer.