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The study of coffee mugs

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background

4500 BCE

 

 

 

 

 

Metal mugs: gold, silver,

bronze, or lead (poison)

Source: http://www.mugs.coffee

3000 BCE

Source: http://www.mugs.coffee

Wooden mugs, clay or animal skulls

1200 AD

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, “World Ceramics:  From Prehistoric to Modern Times” by Hugo and Marjorie Munsterberg

Ceramic mugs

Nowadays

 

 

 

 

 

Source: thrillist.com

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Paper, stainless steel, ceramic mugs

Features of mugs

Retain temperature for hot/cold drinks

Leak-proof

Microwave safe

Portability

Capacity

Prices of mugs

 

Motivation

4 different types of coffee mugs are tested

 

 

 

 

Facilities (1/2)

A B C D
Paper Cup Porcelain Cup Stainless Steel Cup (double wall) Stainless Steel Cup (double wall)

Electrical boiler(Initial temperature of water: 200°F)

 

 

 

Thermometer (kitchen)

 

 

 

Facilities (2/2)

Measuring cup

Initial temperatures of mugs are room temperate (75°F)

Pour 10 oz. coffee (200°F) into each mug

Test temperature every 5 minutes in the first 30 min

Test temperature every 15 mins from 30-90 mins

Test temperature every 30 mins after, total testing time is 6 hours (360 mins)

Compare temperate variations and other features

Testing Procedures

Results

Comparison of other features

Discussions

A (Paper Cup) B (Porcelain Cup) C (SS Cup, double) D (SS Cup, double)
Leak-proof X X X
Micro safe X X X
Portability √ (travel) √ (travel)
Capacity (oz.) 12 18 16 16
Price ($) 0.2 6 10 27

D Type coffee mug has the best performance of retaining temperature, although is most expensive.

All four types of mugs are potable.

D type coffee mug is perfectly leak-proof. C type mug is leaking a bit when it’s tipping upside down.

Only B type coffee mug is micro safe and dishware safe.

Summary

https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/promo-university/history-of-coffee-mugs.htm

http://www.mugs.coffee

Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, “World Ceramics:  From Prehistoric to Modern Times” by Hugo and Marjorie Munsterberg

www.thrillist.com

www.qualitylogoproducts.com

www.awsomestuff365.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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