This is my new mug.
You can plainly see it has ice water in it and not coffee. Why have I done this?
Well, several health care professionals in my life have been after me to drink more water and less coffee. They’re wrong, of course, but what can I do?
So I’m trying. And I thought dirtying another vessel after my only cup of coffee would just be more work, I put my secondary and tertiary drinks into the same beloved mug.
Water is tertiary.
And I discovered something.
I just discovered how much loving coffee also has to do with loving the mug. This one is earthen, red clay, and hand-made by a lovely lady just up the road. And I owe her a debt of appreciation.
- The balance of the weight of this mug is perfect, full or empty. The drink inside stays hot or cold longer than with ceramic.
- The handle is comfortable. I can only explain that by asking you to notice the way it has an indentation for the thumb, running down its length.
- It is not tipsy. That fact is so important when working at a desk. It has saved my life at least once.
- The glaze is textured. It feels good in the hands.
- It has a thin lip, as thin as glassware, preventing the spill we often get from another favorite mug.
- The bottom is completely flat, allowing it to dry in the dishwasher with no top-rack puddles to dribble on the dishes below.
- It is wider at the bottom than at the sides, so if I whip cream in the bottom, more pops to the top when I add coffee.
It’s just the perfect mug.
And if I have to drink water, at least it comforts me about it, reminding me of better days, and holding promise of that one cupful tomorrow.
It’s like a friend.
If you need to drink more water, maybe making friends with a companionable mug will help you, too? Think?