Daily Prompt: Upturned Noses!

sipping teaToday’s Prompt: Even the most laid back and egalitarian among us can be insufferable snobs when it comes to coffee, music, cars, beer, or any other pet obsession where things have to be just so. What are you snobbish about?

I like a cup of excellent coffee or quality tea, but it is absolutely wasted on me unless it is served correctly.  And by “cup”, I actually mean “mug”. But not just any mug.  None of the giant, chunky, statement mugs for me, with slogans like “The World’s Greatest Mom”.  I have to drink it from a narrow, thin-lipped, bone china mug.  Preferably one with a lid.  The pattern is irrelevant (although I do like colourful modern designs)… it is the design of the mug that is paramount:  A thin lip delivers the coffee to your mouth gracefully.  It seems to accentuate the flavour.  There’s no clumsy clunk of heavy, cheap, earthernware on your teeth.

Fine bone china is so elegant.  You can sip and relish the drink. But….it has to be a mug.  Bone china cups are for old ladies in tea parlours and the wide surface area of the cup cools the drink way too quickly.  The pokey little cup handles almost force you to raise your little finger as counterbalance.  No thank you. It has to be a friendly mug.  Who’s making me a cup of tea?!