There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the perfect ceramic mugs for gifting, personal or professional use. These factors consist of questions you should ask yourself such as do you want your drink to stay warm longer? Do you like to drink in style? or maybe you’re trying a new sustainable and more environmentally conscious way of living. With many different options and factors to consider when choosing a mug, here are 5 reasons to use ceramic mugs.
The first reason to choose mugs made of ceramic over another material is that ceramic keeps your drink hotter for a longer period of time. Beverages served in ceramic loses heat at a slower rate compared to mugs made out of other materials as ceramic is more porous which means conduction occurs slower in ceramic mugs. Conduction is loss of heat is through the direct contact of two materials, with one being cooler than the other. The process of conduction itself is slowed down by the little air pockets developing in the pores of ceramic acting as heat insulation.
Besides conduction, convection which means a loss of heat through the air, also plays a role in contributing to a cold drink. Initially, the mug warms up until it loses heat through convection. In turn, this causes it to draw more heat from the beverages via conduction. Compared to glass, ceramic has a higher specific heat which means that glass will lose heat through convection at a slightly faster pace than ceramic. Heat loss through convection occurs about 11 percent slower with a ceramic mug compared to a glass mug of the same shape and size.
Each one of us have a certain perception when it comes to the quality standards of the beverage product we consume. Whether it has come to our attention or not, the importance of the vehicle or in this case the mug or glass that we use to consume our beverage highly contributes to this perception. Enjoying a beverage is not all about the taste anymore but also the weight, texture, comfort and overall aesthetics of the mug or glass used to consume it and there is no other container that fits as perfectly in your hand as a ceramic mug.
All this time you might have thought that stainless steel mug is the perfect mug for your beverage but the truth is that it is not good for your overall health in the long run. This is due to its chromium oxide layer (what makes the steel “stainless”) absorbing all the soap, manufacturing lubricants, and other rancid components.
With the advancement of technology giving ease in accessing everything we want to know about, people have started to be more and more conscious of what and how they contributed to the environment and its health. If you are using plastic, paper or styrofoam cups, you should consider to switch to ceramic mugs as despite ceramic mug taking more energy and resources to create, styrofoam and plastic cups are not biodegradable.
You can also decrease your carbon footprint as mug made by ceramics surprisingly doesn’t weigh as much as other mug types like glass, which means that they are lighter. When shipping mugs in large amounts, the tiniest fraction of an ounce between mug weights can add up to the increase in shipping resources. Extra manpower, resources and also energy usage such as gas for trucks and ships all contribute negatively in protecting the environment.
Whether you are a business looking for brand awareness or someone that is searching for the perfect customised wedding souvenir, ceramic mugs can be great tokens of memorabilia for those that shop your stores or attend your events. Ceramic mugs lets you give your guests or recipient a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remind them of your event or brand every time they see it. Now people can take a little piece of you back home with your logo and design of choice branded across the front.
Whether it is to represent any product, personality, group or business or as a gift or souvenir, Kopin Tableware can customise and personalise ceramic mugs with any colour, shape, size and type. Kopin Tableware offers the best in custom mug solutions. Click here for enquiries on the best quality ceramic custom mugs for whatever your purpose is!