I don’t know about you, but my day revolves around coffee. I am not a Coke or any kind of soda in general drinker, but I do need my coffee every day. For instance, today I have yet to run to the local Starbucks and get my Iced Nonfat Latte and boy am I dragging!
When you go to a coffee shop, though, it is surprisingly not just about the coffee. It is also about the experience. In college I loved to study at Starbucks (it was a much greater alternative to the library.) People love to meet at Starbucks to talk business, school, life or anything else in general. Don’t believe me? Look around next time you are in your local coffee shop. People like to browse the drinks, sweets or snacks, and the merchandise. Coffee shops are relatively good about setting trends for the latest and greatest drinkware must-have.
Let’s look at the acrylic tumbler. Starbucks made this widely popular a few years back when they designed it to look like a reusable version of their iced beverage cups. Today they come in a wide variety of colors, textures, sizes and shapes.
You know when entering a coffee shop you are going to cross paths with a ceramic mug. I love a short and wide cup over a taller mug. I am, however, a huge fan of the retro diner mug. It has been around for years, and never seems to go out of style. We have also seen a huge rise in the ceramic or plastic mug with the silicone lid. It looks like your average to-go cup, but it is reusable!
Coffee shops also have a variety of other products. It wouldn’t be a coffee shop if they didn’t sell bags of the coffee itself! Another must product is the coffee sleeve. The last thing you want is to burn your hands while grabbing your to-go cup. Companies have also began to manufacture a number of reusable sleeves to throw in your purse or car (we have several on our site!) I have noticed that a few of my favorite hole in the wall coffee shops have shown a lot of burlap! I, for one, love burlap and these little bags are to die for!
REMEMBER…Custom acrylic tumblers and ceramic mugs are not just for coffee shops. They are perfect gifts, party favors, company giveaways, and more!