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ceramic greek coffee cup

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  • the story

Light Coffee, Two Sugars

The classic New York coffee cup is immortalized in infinitely reusable ceramic with this distinctive creation. Once a staple of every corner deli, the easily recognized blue and white Greek motif is quickly disappearing from city streets. The durable design proves to be much longer lasting than the old-fashioned paper version, while still maintaining a distinctly city feel. This witty remake of an unforgettable original is a must-have for every city-living coffee drinker. Made in Thailand.

The original paper cup, the Anthora, was designed by Leslie Buck in the late 1960s. It shot to popularity in daily use and in pop culture and has become one of the symbols associated with New York City. Mr. Buck passed away on April 26, 2010. He was 87 years old. You can read his life story in the New York Times.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
14339
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
3.75" H, 10 oz.
Notes
dishwasher and microwave safe.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP
 
4.6

(based on 735 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (495)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (208)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (516)
  • Durable (509)
  • Dishwasher safe (379)
  • Microwave safe (193)
  • Capacity (145)

Cons

  • Too small (109)
  • Not durable (23)
  • Handle gets hot (17)
  • No handle (6)
  • Not dishwasher safe (4)

Best Uses

  • Breakfast (400)
  • Gifts (369)
  • Office (351)
  • Home (339)
  • Dining (117)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (443), Practical (413), Budget shopper (243), Frequent entertainer (109), High-end shopper (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (184), No (125)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (11), Husband (7), Other (7), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (17), Christmas or hanukkah (12)

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4.0

Exactly what I expected

By 

from Fircrest, WA

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast
    • Gifts
    • Home
    • Office

    Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

    Although most people have commented on its size and the lack of a handle, it is the exact replica of the real deal. Absolutely love it!

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    5.0

    Looks Just Like the Original!

    By 

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Durable
    • Microwave Safe
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

      I used to live in New York and I would get a coffee every morning at the grocery store across the street in a paper cup that looked like this, but this one is reusable. It brings me back, not only with its looks, but with its shape and texture. Great attention to details on this mug!

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      4.0

      A taste of NYC in my neighbor's kitchen!

      By 

      from NoVa

      About Me Veteran Retail Therapist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Nostalgic

      Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

      Karma put me next door to a neighbor who also grew up in NY. When I saw this mug I immediately thought of him knowing that like me, many hours were spent working with a paper cup that looks just like this mug in hand.It's just one of those things- you see this cup, or that pizza box, and it's just a New York City thing that makes NY a unique place, and as an extension, NYers. It was an inexpensive gift that was a thoughtful surprise and is used regularly. I only wish it was an over-sized version- this cup is true to size but being ceramic, holds less volume. An exaggeration for the purpose of drinking your morning coffee would be better, but otherwise it is a nice and very authentic looking piece.

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      5.0

      Ceramic Greek Coffee Cup

      By 

      from Bee Cave, Texas

      About Me Frequent Greek Diners, Love Diners, Love unique gifts, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Great Gift
      • Great Packaging
      • It's a Perfect Match
      • Large Capacity / Good Size
      • Love the color
      • Microwave Safe
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breakfast
        • Gifts
        • Home
        • Office

        Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

        When I received this mug as a gift I was so excited because it is a perfect match to the "to go" cups at NY Diners. I am originally from NY and frequent diners so it was such a joy to get it. I bought 3 more to use as gifts.

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        4.0

        Love it! BUT...

        By 

        from Tampa FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Too Small

        Best Uses

          Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

          I love this cup...having grown up in the NYC area I have many fond memories of the paper version it's modeled from. Classic design. My only complaint is that it's too small. I know that might be for authenticity's sake or whatnot, but I don't recall the paper versions being even as small as this is. Otherwise, I'm thrilled with this cup.

          Service and delivery comments:

          YES! And it was packed incredibly well. I was impressed at the packaging job for such an inexpensive item. Good job guys!!

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          2.0

          not good

          By 

          from baltimore md

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stylish

          Cons

          • It gets SOOO hot

          Best Uses

            Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

            Use it to hold pens-

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            5.0

            "This product is awesome"

            By 

            from Knoxville, TN

            About Me DisplacednativeNew Yorker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Durable
            • Has a smoothdrinking feel
            • Microwave Safe
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For cawfee

              Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

              for personal use and to impress friends from NY

              Service and delivery comments:

              prompt delivery and well priced

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              5.0

              Excellent Coffee Cup

              By 

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Frequent Entertainer, Practical, Quirky Taste, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dishwasher Safe
              • High "Cool" Factor
              • Microwave Safe

              Cons

              • Smallish

              Best Uses

              • Breakfast
              • Home
              • Office

              Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

              I got this ceramic cup as a gift for my husband, who had mentioned seeing these cups in New York (in the take-out coffee cup ... paper version) years ago. He was delighted! He uses it at work, getting unusual looks from his co-workers. The down-side is that it's a little on the small side, at 8 ounces, but the cool factor makes up for that.

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              5.0

              NY cop show staple

              By 

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Durable
              • Microwave Safe
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breakfast
                • Dining
                • Home
                • Office

                Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

                Its an eco-friendly, more permanent take on a classic cup that you see in just about every NY movie or cop show. Love it!

                Had it been slightly less expensive I would have bought more.

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                5.0

                Priceless!

                By 

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer
                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Durable
                • Large Capacity / Good Size
                • Microwave Safe
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breakfast
                  • Gifts
                  • Home
                  • Office

                  Comments about CERAMIC GREEK COFFEE CUP:

                  This cup is ADORABLE!! It is an exact replica of the "greek coffee cups" given out at the local bodegas/corner stores in NYC. It is the perfect gift for that New Yorker in your life!

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