Coffee CupA coffee cup may refer to a type of container from which coffee is consumed. Coffee cups are typically made of glazed ceramic, and have a single handle, allowing for portability while still hot. Ceramic construction allows a beverage to be drunk while hot, providing insulation to the beverage, and quickly washed with cold water without fear of breakage, compared to typical glassware.
Some types of cups are quite exclusively used for drinking coffee, such as an espresso demitasse or cappuccino cup. Other types of cups commonly used for coffee as well as other beverages include a teacup or mug. Mug-type coffee cups have long been used as promotional items, with corporate logos, messages (e.g., "World's Best Dad"), or in the office as a personal statement of character, attitude, or political affiliation emblazoned on the side of the mug.