The world's most famous paper mug - now as a ceramic mug!
Every city needs a symbol. The iconic coffee cup is something unique and timeless and that makes New York what it is, a coffee city on the go.
When the Greek immigrants arrived in New York in the early 20th century, they took their coffee culture with them, which has given rise to all the city's Greek diners and sidewalk carts along the streets. In 1963, marketing manager Leslie Buck, who worked for the Sherri Cup company, decided to make a to-go mug as a tribute to all the Greek diners and vendors in New York. Leslie Buck designed a motif inspired by the blue and white Greek flag, along with its customer-friendly message "We are happy to serve you". The mug was printed in Greek style adorned with a trio of steaming mustard-yellow cups flanked by the old "Anthora" urns and framed with the Greek key pattern that is clearly reminiscent of the letters of ancient antiquity. The coffee mug became the first handleless to-go mug and which almost all cafés have come to use since then.
This humble coffee cup is one of the things that makes New York New York. The paper mug is as much an icon as yellow taxis, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. It has appeared in countless movies and TV shows set in New York and in 2007 The New York Times listed the paper mug in their "History of New York in 50 Objects" and writes that the cup seems to have been here forever. After a production stoppage that lasted for nine years, production was started again in December 2015 thanks to the great demand for the mug, which is now again hotter than ever!
The paper mug becomes a ceramic mug:
In 2003, Graham Hills designed a ceramic version of the paper mug that attracted the attention of the Museum of Modern Art. The ceramic mug is made so that it should be identical to the paper mug, it has the same dimensions, the same edge at the top and also the paper fold on the side. The ceramic mug is the perfect gift for everyone who lives in New York, everyone who has been to New York and for everyone who wants to go to New York. The ceramic mug is made so that you can drink hot drinks in it without burning yourself, it is dishwasher safe and can be heated in the microwave. The ceramic mug is delivered in a matching gift box.
- Dishwasher safe
- Can be heated in the microwave
- Available as a coffee mug, 280 ml and an espresso cup, 85 ml, choose above!
- Delivered in a nice gift box