June 10, 2020 5 min read

Are you still wondering which mug size is perfect for a nice morning coffee? Read this blog and you will never need to ask that question again.

If you keep questioning yourself if that mug size is what you are looking for, or the mug size for printing, this post is definitely for you. 

Because this post takes quite some time to read, I will leave some quick-access links right here so that you can skip to the information that you want to know.


What is the difference between a cup and a mug?

All the mug sizes

Mug size that we offer

Standards Mugs

Espresso Mug

Cappuccino Mug

Classic Mug

Latte Mug

Oversize Mugs

Oversize Classic Mug

Oversize Latte Mugs

Travel Mugs

Travel Tumbler

Travel Mug

So let me ask you a question, …

What is the difference between a cup and a mug?

The simplest way of making these distinguishable is to put it like this: 

“A cup is used for tea and is smaller. A Mug is used for coffee or chocolate and is thicker.”

They both are drinkware and used for beverages, such as coffee, milk, tea, or hot chocolate. They are mostly made of ceramic materials, but they are also available in stainless steel (travel mugs), metallic and glass versions too. 

Maybe to make it clearer, I would say that the main difference between a cup and a mug is its capacity. 

Mug and cup comparison

Normally, a cup has a capacity of 6 oz. of liquid (approximately 180ml) while a mug holds around 8 oz. of liquid (about 240ml).

A mug is usually much sturdier and comes without a saucer while a cup often comes with one. Also,  a mug can be with or without a handle on its side.

Okay, so how about the mug size?


All the mug sizes

Each mug size will be decided by its purpose, so to decide on a mug, first think about your drink of choice. 

Mug size guide for beginner

Do you prefer a morning shot of coffee? Or you want deliciously yummy milk? Or are you a mom who is traveling a lot and want a handy travel cup?

Or you are looking for mug size for printing?

Our guide below lists the most common coffee cups and the best mug to enjoy in those sizes.

Mug Type

Mug size in inches

Mug size in cm

Mug size in ml

Mug size in oz




60-90 ml

2-3 oz




148-178 ml

5-6 oz




237-444 ml

8-15 oz




325-444 ml

11-15 oz

Oversized  Mug



590-740 ml

20-25 oz

Oversized Latte  



590-740 ml

20-25 oz

Travel Tumbler



444-590 ml

15-20 oz

Travel Mug



444-590 ml

15-20 oz

Mug size that we offer

Here at Family Panda Store, we are available with 3 type of mug:

11 oz Classic Mug

15 oz Classic Mug

Travel Mug

The mug sizes we offer

Standard Mugs

A standard mug holds around 8 to 10 ounces of liquid, which is perfect for your morning coffee. But if you want more caffeine for your day, you may want to up your game and get a 15-ounce cup. 

You can keep reading for more info on the best purpose for each type of standard mugs.

Espresso Cup

Almost every cup of coffee will start with an espresso shot - and yes, that does include the fancy vanilla oat milk latte. 

A shot of espresso is usually served in a 2 to 3 oz cup (sometimes called a demitasse) with a small handle. 

Espresso Mug

Normally, espresso cups are narrow at the base and wider at the rim, designed to help concentrate the flavor of the shot. But if you are looking for an espresso mug, it will be exactly like a typical mug, just tinier. 

Best for: Shot of espresso


Cappuccino Mug

Just like any coffee, a cappuccino will be prepared with a single shot of espresso and an equal amount of steamed milk. Then, it’s topped with foam. 

The designated mug for this coffee is often a 5 to 6-ounce mug that has a narrow base and a wider rim. 

capuccino mug

To make it more charming and traditional, cappuccino mugs are usually paired with a matching saucer plate.  

Best for: Cappuccinos, of course!


Classic Coffee Mug

If you are a fan of coffee, you will own more than one of these classic coffee mugs. 

A normal coffee mug will hold around 8-11 oz of liquid (depending on the height of the mug). The mug size in inches is 1.8x1.8 (in cm is 4.5x4.5).

While being the most mundane type of mug, this is the most common mug size for printing. 

Check out our personalized mug collection

Classic Coffee Mug

So if you want to doze off in style, start getting a personalized mug today. 

Best for: Any beverage you choose.

Latte Mug

A latte is famous for its latte arts. And if you are a man of latte, you know how much room it takes for making those arts.

That is the reason why latte mug often comes in the size of 11-15 ounces

Also, the wide rim and the extra room let the barista pour the steamed milk more easily. 

latte mug

What a better way to enjoy your day than going at it with a wonderful-looking latte art. 

Best for: Latte, tea or soup 


Oversized Coffee Mugs

If you want more than just coffee, or just more coffee, maybe you should get an oversized mug. Let’s find out about these newly oversized drinkwares. 

Oversized Classic Mug

Sometimes, just a normal cup coffee is not enough to light up your morning. That is when an extra-large mug of coffee will come in handy. 

An oversized mug will hold up around 20-25 oz of morning caffeine for your sleepyheads. 

oversized classic mug

The mug size in inches is 2.4x4.8, while mug size in cm is 6x12

Best for: Extra cup of coffee (and caffeine)


Oversized Latte

What is better that a latte? A bigger latte.

If you are planning for the big game or celebrating an important event, it is time for a bigger mug.

This oversized mug will definitely hold up anything you put in it, whether it is a snack or a creamy foamed latte.

Spice up the table decor with some photos of latte mugs, a tray and a towel to catch any spills.

oversized latte mug

This mug size in ml is 590-740 ml (around 20-25 oz)

Best for: Extra large latte, snacks, soup or dessert


Travel Coffee Mugs

Getting your morning boost won’t be easy, if you don’t have a travel mug.

The insulation of a travel mug is perfect for keeping your drinks steamy hot or icy cool, all the time. 

Travel Tumbler

A typical travel tumbler holds around 15-20 ounces of coffee and it fits perfectly into your cup holder. 

This is a great gift for any coffee-head that doesn’t have the time sipping coffee at home. 

You can make it prettier with just a permanent marker and some decoration. Show of your DIY skill and start personalize your tumbler today. 

Or just get one from us, they are pretty too. 

travel tumbler

Best for: Drink of choice, on the go


Travel Mug

If you are looking for some more stability with your travel mug, consider one with a handle attached. 

Travel mugs with a handle come in larger sizes holding anywhere from 15 to 20 ounces of coffee. 

Printed with your favorite quote or a collage of photos, these travel mugs are the must-have when you are traveling.

Travel mug

Best for: Drink of choice, on the go

Coffee not only keeps you energized, but gives you the motivation to tackle the day. It wouldn’t be possible to enjoy your favorite beverage without the adorable mug that keeps it warm. Find your perfect cup based on your desired use and drink of choice, then personalize it so it’s a mug you’ll want to carry with you all day.

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