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Thread: just askin'

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Nov 2005

    just askin'

    i'm just curious, does the shape of the mug/cup affects the taste of the coffee?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Feb 2005
    South Africa
    me thinks it will only depend if you like the shape or the cup/mug.

    my father is full of crap when drinking coffee or tea and he gets very upset when ppl give him any hot drinks in a clear glass or see through cup.

    maybe the shape may affect the temperature, thus changing the taste but overall, i think not.

    weird but valid q...
    some people have pearly whites.....others drink coffee!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Qld, Australia
    Actually it is a very interesting question.

    We have tried many cups and some of the things that can alter the perception of the taste are:

    Glass Vs Ceramic cup. Generally to do with the thickness of the surface your lips are touching.

    Thickness of ceramic cup. A thick rimmed cup will seperate the creamy latte milk and will "taste" thinner.

    Tulip Vs Bowl cup. Interesting, cant figure out why but I prefer the tulip cup. Might have to do with the stablility of the coffee as you tip the cup.

    Also the weight of the cup can make it feel "right".

    Coffee, being such a sensual drink is hugely altered by the cups it is drunk out of.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2005
    Hamilton, NJ
    I wouldn't say shape. But material, I think, has a huge mental impact on a coffee drinker.



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