My cup of coffee

Which coffee cup is best? The choice matters!

Coffee has become the second most consumed beverage in the world after bottled water. You can drink it hot or iced, with or without milk. But have you ever thought about what material your coffee cup is made of? Before you choose the first mug that will impress you with its design, you need to ask yourself these questions:

  1. Will it hold heat?
  2. Can it be used as a travel mug?
  3. Is it durable?
  4. Is it dishwasher safe?
  5. Is it of good quality and at a good price?

What are the material types of coffee cups?

  1. Stainless steel
  2. Paper
  3. Glass
  4. Ceramic
  5. Plastic
  6. Melamine

Melamine is considered one of the best materials for coffee cups. This is because they are durable, keep your coffee warm without fear of scalding your hand and are easy to clean. You can clean it by hand or in the dishwasher.

Coffee tastes best in a ceramic mug!

Ceramic mugs are a neutral material that perfectly preserves your coffee flavor. It doesn't absorb any liquid, nor does anything seep into it. It gives the impression that you are drinking your coffee in a calm and quiet environment. It comes in many designs, so colour, size and weight combine to make a great cup of coffee. Keeps the coffee at the right temperature for a long time. In a ceramic mug, the coffee tastes exactly as it should!

Perhaps the only downside is that they can break. That's why they are not ideal for travelling. Except for our Loveramics travel mugs. These are made of thick-walled porcelain and fit perfectly in the cup holder in the car or perhaps on the stroller.

Are stainless steel mugs good for coffee?

Stainless steel coffee cups are very versatile. You can also use them as travel mugs. They are durable and insulate well. The disadvantage of using stainless steel is that there are a number of ingredients in coffee that can negatively affect the steel. This can reflect on the taste and aroma of your coffee.

Does plastic give coffee a different taste?

Plastic cups are cheap and very lightweight compared to other types of coffee cups. But anything made of plastic contains chemical materials, they don't react well to hot liquid. This increases the risk of the inside slowly breaking down and releasing harmful chemicals onto your drink.

Plus, it absorbs flavors, odors, and changes the taste and smell of cold drinks as well. They are harmful to your health and the environment. How about some natural plastic, that sounds better doesn't it? The stuff made from coffee husks has found its use in coffee cups Huskee. How poetic to have your coffee cup made of coffee!

Is glass a suitable material for our coffee?

When you use a glass coffee cup, you know that your coffee will smell and taste just right. It is one of the best materials. It's easy to clean and maintain. The big advantage is that glass is recyclable and eco-friendly.

Glass cups have two main problems. They retain heat poorly and you can burn your hand on it. However, such a glass KeepCup comes with a cork collar to make it look stylish and not burn. Although it was made as a travel mug, it has become a popular coffee cup at home or at work. It's practical, stylish, sustainable..just a KeepCup.

Favorite Coffee to Go!

The main point of all coffee shops is to treat you to the best coffee. And since people want to take their coffee to go, there will be no shortage of paper cups. These are thin, so if you touch the cup just after pouring the hot coffee, you can scald your hand. This is only temporary, however , aspaper doesn't hold temperature well and your coffee will cool down faster.

While this may seem like the most eco-friendly way to drink coffee, paper cups do have some drawbacks. They absorb flavours easily and this can give your coffee a bitter aftertaste. They are not only made of paper, but the impermeable film contains plastic.

What type of cup will keep your coffee hot the longest?

Coffee is best when it is warm and delicious. As soon as it cools, you'll notice a change in taste and texture. For this reason, it's important to find the perfect coffee cup. If you want something that will keep your coffee warm for a very long time, then ceramic mugs are your best choice. They come in a variety of colors and designs. So, if you are looking for the perfect mug to take home, then reach for a ceramic cup.

In the second place are the stainless steel cups. It's a great versatile and durable material. They are the best choice for travel mugs!

My cup of coffee according to the Spa Coffee team!

What personal coffee recipes do my Spa Coffee colleagues have? I interviewed our group of coffee lovers to find out what it means to them when they say "my cup of coffee"..


When you're not roasting, tasting and choosing the best coffee for you, what's your favorite cup of coffee to have?

"I like the filter the most. I grew up sipping on Kenyan coffee before joining Spa Coffee. That's what I was most fond of with regards to the fruity flavours. How to describe my cup? Without a doubt, my favourite is on a Sunday morning when I make a V60 and my wife and I can have coffee together. "


Mirka's the lady barista for me. Mir Mirka has been making coffee for several years now and so her work has become mainly a hobby. Or a hobby through work?

Now she is mainly working on the content on the eshop and blog, newsletters and other marketing communication on our website. And what kind of coffee does she like best? "I love coffee in all ways and I like to have coffees from Africa, America and Asia. But most of all I love filter and fine fruit coffees. Anatural Ethiopianone from Chemex..that's my cup of coffee. "


Markét writes texts for Spa Coffee for both the blog and the e-shop. She is studying marketing and her daily cup of coffee is filter coffee. "It's very rare to find something other than filter coffee at my place and mybiggest love is definitely V60. Taste wins out with me especially natural coffees. From the beginning of my experience with select coffees, coffee from Burundi has also won me over because it can only be obtained a few months out of the year. And how to prepare V60? The 4:6 method by Tetsu Kasuya, which makes for a beautifully balanced cup of coffee. My cup of coffee."


Anetka is a spa coffee barista and will conjure up the most beautiful latte art for you. Of course, she helps with packaging the coffee and products, both for sale in the showroom and on the e-shop. And which cup of coffee is the first priority for Anetka? " When someone asks me what my cup of coffee is, it's definitely flat white! I look forward to it every morning and this drink definitely wins with me. When it comes to country or processing method, I prefer fruitier coffees, but I don't have a particular favourite. Here at Spa, my favourite right now is Ethiopia from the Chelchele region, it's leading the way."


Danča is a barista and takes care of our e-shop and showroom. Her cup of coffee is, " definitely a cappuccino from natural Ethiopia. A nice, smooth taste. I haven't gotten to filter coffee yet."


Verča is the sister of our roaster Zdeni, a barista who prepares great coffee in our café Lázeňské kávy. And what are her coffee favorites? "When I think about what my cup of coffee is, I can't make a clear decision. In terms of the type of drink, double espresso or filter coffee predominates. But at the same time, I'm happy to have acappuccinoevery now and then ! I don't have a favourite country or way of processing coffee, I like the variety of flavours and so I try everything I can. Lately I've been really into experimental coffees."


I've been working in the café for 7 years. For the last three years, I've been baking goodies in the café, but I'm always happy to go to the coffee machine regularly. And of course I write articles for our blog for Spa Coffee. My favourite is filter coffee. I don't miss espresso or doppiem either. Depends on how much caffeine I need that day. But the sweet fruity or praline notes of a morning Batchbrew or V60 always get me started for each work day!


Míša packs packages on the e-shop, handles orders to the utmost customer satisfaction. And what is her favourite? "Every day I look forward to going to work for a delicious cappuccino with perfectly whipped foam and a beautiful latte art picture! "


David takes pictures and takes pictures. He captures in his photos not only the products, but also the joy of drinking coffee and its preparation. David does not despise espresso combined with chocolate and milk foam. Or amoccacino. Especially on these cold days, this drink is a top priority for him.

Into the new year with a cup of coffee in hand. I've got my favorite New Year's drink recipes for you!

Looking for a festive New Year's coffee tip? Satisfy your cravings and try one of these recipes from my collection of the best coffee drinks. I think you'll love these coffee drinks as much as I do.

A combination of espresso, whipped milk and eggnog! The perfect New Year's coffee! Image source: Canva Pro

Are you tempted by coffee with alcohol even after the New Year's Eve party? Try the fragrant Eggnog Latte!

You will need:

  1. Acup of your favorite espresso
  2. Cane sugar
  3. A cup of warm eggnog
  4. Cream
  5. Nutmeg


Put a teaspoon of cane sugar in the espresso machine and allow to dissolve completely. You can replace it with another syrup fromour recipes. Warm the eggnog and pour into the prepared coffee. Finally, pour in the cream and garnish the top with nutmeg.

Pour the eggnog by the spoonful. You'll have the perfect layered coffee!

Apple cider tea latte

You can enjoy your New Year's drink without caffeine! Image source: Canva Pro

You will need:

  1. ½ cup of water
  2. 2 apple tea bags
  3. 1½ cups of milk
  4. 2 tablespoons honey


In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and brew 2 tea bags. 2 cups of tea, 2 cups of tea, and 2 cups of tea. Add the milk and honey and bring back to the boil. Finally, using a milk frother , froth to a creamy consistency and garnish with a dried apple .

New Year's Day FAQ. Is coffee good for hangovers?

If you've ever woken up with a hangover, you've probably wanted to try anything to get some relief. Unfortunately, the only real cure for a hangover is time. But what about coffee? Can it help too?

  • Actually,coffee really does help, especially when combined with a painkiller. Coffee won't sober you up or reduce the effects of alcohol. But it does work in other ways to help youfight off a headache, for example.
  • Coffee contains adenosine, adrenaline and caffeine. All of these chemicals contribute to increased alertness and concentration. If you drink coffee daily, it is not recommended to skip a day because of a hangover, as withdrawal symptoms could worsen your headache. It's best to drink at least a small amount of caffeine before withdrawing completely.
  • Caffeine can really help relieve hangover symptoms. The combination of caffeine blocks the acetate produced by alcohol and relieves headaches and other hangover symptoms.
  • Dehydration is a major side effect of alcohol consumption, so an easy way to feel better is to drink plenty of water. According to doctors, caffeinated drinks are only a mild form of diuretic and do not increase the risk of dehydration.

And what are the cafes of Spa drinking on New Year's Eve?


"I'm not going to fix myself anything, because I don't drink alcohol. I don't have much of a recipe for that. Maybe abstinence is the recipe and you'll be 100% fit in the morning."


"They say: 'fix what you've done wrong'. So if you came to me with advice about a hangover drink, I would offer either beer or Irish coffee.'"


"It depends on how wild the night was. But the ideal choice for a life-booster or rather something to fix myself is herbal tea for me.'"


"Since I'm not a big fan of alcohol, I won't even be a good advisor in choosing a hangover drink. I'll have a glass of wine on rare occasions and I don't think I've yet experienced the magic of an alcoholic's morning. But I'd probably opt for water with lemon and some fizz."


"And for a life-booster, I'd choose magnesium or cucumber water."


"The obvious choice is nothing but Vincent."


"In my younger days, the best expectorant was cold Kofola, I couldn't ingest anything else. Then it was just sleep, peace and quiet. This is very difficult to achieve with a hyperactive child, so I avoid hangovers."


"For me, the most reliable way to prevent a hangover at least a little is to drink plenty of water that night and eat properly. If even that doesn't work, sleep, pickles or broth from my mom will help. "


"If I'm driving, a Paralen Hot drink and if I'm not driving, a beer."