Empty your cup, so that it may be filled…
In this day and age, the drinking vessel is taken for granted.
If it’s not made of glass, stainless, or plastic, maybe with a lid and straw, and conveniently available in our kitchen cabinet, convenience store, or drive-thru, we as humans would be absolutely lost!
Have you ever thought of the very first cup?
The very first cups were made of wood. Next were the first pottery mugs that had very thick walls and difficult to sip from. Then fine metals were used but became very hot to the touch because they had super thin walls. Around 600 EC, porcelain was introduced. The porcelain had thin walls but was fit for hot and cold drinks.
Then we take a HUGE jump into the 20th century when China made the first disposable coffee cup but was used for serving tea. In 1981, the first coffee cup lid was created, and finally in 1991 came the first coffee cup sleeves.
Pretty interesting huh?!
Take a look below and see something enticing to pour into!