How To Choose a Latte Cup

by Ella Smith on March 17, 2023

Welcome to the world of latte cups! If you're a coffee enthusiast, you know that the perfect cup can make all the difference in your morning routine. Whether you're looking for a stylish ceramic latte mug, a practical travel mug, or an insulated option for your iced latte, we have you covered. In this guide, we'll explore the best latte cups available in Australia, what sets them apart, and where you can find them.


Ceramic Coffee Cup


Types of Latte Cups:

When it comes to latte coffee cups, there are several options to choose from:

  • Ceramic Cups: A popular option for serving lattes, particularly in cafes and coffee shops. They come in a variety of sizes, sizes and colours to suit venues or an individual’s style.
  • Glass Cups: Cafes and restaurants will often serve lattes in glass cups if not in a mug, allowing you to fully appreciate the latte art and layers of creamy coffee crowned with foamy milk!
  • Paper Cups: When ordered to-go, lattes are often served in paper cups. Favoured for being lightweight and disposable they often come with a lid for easy transport. While convenient, these lids are often made of non-biodegrade plastics and the paper cup body is typically plastic lined, meaning they can't be recycled and can leech micro-plastics into your beverage.
  • Travel Cups: Similar to paper cups, travel cups are designed for those who want to enjoy their latte on the move, but are made to be cleaned and reused.

Ultimately, the type of vessel used to serve a latte will depend on the setting and personal preferences. Whether you love a classic ceramic cup sit-down or a practical to-go option, there is a latte vessel out there that is perfect for you.


Latte Coffee Cups

What to Look For When Buying a Latte Cup:

Get the most from your purchase by learning what features define the ideal cup for your needs. You’ll likely use a coffee cup or mug every day and choosing the right one can transform a simple cuppa into a moment to indulge. Your vessel can be just as important as your brew when it comes to enhancing your coffee experience and making your morning routine or afternoon pick-me-up more enjoyable. Learn exactly what to look for when buying a cup:


The size of the cup you choose will depend on your preferences, but a 12oz cup is typically the perfect size for a regular latte, while something slightly larger, like 16oz, is suited for iced lattes, providing extra room for ice! 


The shape of the cup can also make a significant difference in how your latte tastes and looks. A wider top can thin foam and display art, while a narrower top can help retain the heat of the drink and is best suited to travel. 


Material is also important, as it can affect the taste and temperature of your coffee. The most popular choices are ceramic, glass, and stainless steel cups. Ceramic latte cups are our personal favourite! Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also functional too!

Ceramics are neutral, meaning they don’t leech or impart their own flavour (ever important to those coffee connoisseurs amongst us!). They also retain heat well and are durable and easy to clean.

Glass latte cups, might be great for those who want to see their latte art in action, by they can be heavier and retain heat less well than ceramics. Stainless steel-insulated latte cups might seem ideal for keeping your drinks hot or cold for extended periods, but they can affect the delicate flavour profile of your brew.

A comfortingly weighted, perfectly shaped ceramic latte cup really just can’t be beaten! We’ve crafted Coffee CupsMugs and Iced Latte Cups to suit any order (available in 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 12oz and now 16oz) and style (check out our range of beloved Pottery glazes!).


Ceramic Latte Cup



Where To Buy A Latte Cup:

Now that you know all about different types of cups and have chosen one that suits your needs, where do you find it? At Pottery For The Planet! We’re lovers of quality, just like you so we’ve crafted a collection of ceramic coffee mugs and reusable coffee cups to tick every box! 

Retains heat? Yep! 

Comfy to hold? Of course! 

Durable? Made to be loved and to last a lifetime! 

Our wide range of high quality Mugs as well as handy Travel Cups and Iced Coffee Cups are perfect for lattes and cold brew. Each is designed for style and comfort, at home or on the go. Our Travel Cups come with 100% silicon lids for reusable straws and heat bands are available if you like your coffee hot. They're also dishwasher safe for no-fuss cleanup!

Shop our range of latte mugs and latte cups to find your new favourite be it a staple or statement. For a modern look, explore earthy and cool tones in glazes like cult fave, Sandy or peaceful Tea Tree Bay. For a unique pop, try some pastel fun. Pottery For The Planet has something for everyone no matter the type of coffee or your aesthetic!

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