Common Coffee Cup Set Questions
And a Few of the Best Cup and Saucer Sets
Decorative and practical coffee cup sets are the perfect addition to any home kitchen and can turn ordinary tea and coffee dates into extraordinary social events. Coffee cup sets come in such a wide variety of styles that there is sure to be a set that’s perfect for your kitchen’s décor.
Ranging anywhere from ceramic to glass to even stainless steel, sets are made from a wide range of heat-saving, durable materials. They can be whimsically decorated, modernly sleek or even antique. I’ve gathered a few commonly asked questions by those looking to buying their first or expanding an existing collection of coffee cups.
Where Do I Find Unique Coffee Cup Sets?
A great place to start looking for unique sets is right here online. Local shops and home goods stores are great too, and can give you inspiration, but their selection is usually limited to what’s in stock.
Online outlets can give you a way to find exactly what kind of set is perfect for you and your needs. EBay, Amazon and other online auction and resale stores are the perfect place to begin your search. You can narrow your search to find specific materials used, popular brands, designs or set quantity in just a matter of seconds. You might even find styles that you never knew existed.
Etsy is another great site if you are looking for one-of-a-kind sets. Etsy is a handmade online market that specializes in handmade and vintage items. It can be a great resource if you are looking for a truly unique set.
What Can I Expect in a Coffee Cup Set?
Most sets come with cups and matching saucers. Some particular sets might come with accompanying napkins or serving spoons while others might only come with the cups. If you are planning to use your cups for serving, you might want to consider buying a coffee cup set complete with carafe, sugar bowl and creamer that will fit all your special occasion needs. While this might add a bit to the cost of the set, having a complete, matching set is something that your household will use and treasure for years to come.
What is The Standard Size of a Set?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Some coffee sets have just two cups and saucers and others might have a 20 piece serving set, complete with coffee pot and accessories.
The best thing to do before buying a set is to think about how you will be using the cups. If it is mostly you and your family using them, then you can probably just stick with the cups and saucers. If you plan on entertaining or having friends over for tea or coffee, then a larger, more complete set is probably better for your needs.
Also, keep in mind what it will take to reorder pieces in a set. Accidents do happen and cups and saucers break. If you know your kitchen is more accident prone than most, you might want to stick to a particular style that can easily be reorder and replaced.
There are so many different kinds available, but I hope this helps you narrow down your search and get you started on the right path.
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