It turns out that selecting the right cup is one way to keep your coffee hot and fresh for as long as possible after it has been brewed.
Taste of Home cites using the wrong cup as one of 12 typical coffee brewing blunders. Yes, your grandmother's little cup set is too thin to retain heat.
A thick-walled cup keeps coffee hot. Beyond this evident truth, scientists have studied the association between coffee taste and vessel.
The size of your coffee cup affects the aroma. Headspace between the liquid and the glass's top allows the aroma to aerate.
In addition to providing greater room for your head, a wider cup also allows you to tilt it back and enjoy the smell more fully.
However, narrow cups do not necessarily result in a less tasty coffee experience; simply avoid overfilling them for the best results.
In the study, a group of coffee experts and novices determined that coffee served in a "tulip mug" (with sloping sides) had a stronger aroma than coffee served in a "split cup.
The coffee served in the split cup, on the other hand, was assessed as sweeter and more acidic, and was favoured by coffee specialists. So pick your cup wisely.