Mug Sizes: How to Choose the Best Mug that Suits You Most!


Last updated: May 23, 2022

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Mug Sizes: How to Choose the Best Mug that Suits You Most!

Chances are, we all love the chilling feeling when starting our morning routine with a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. To enjoy your loved drink - the coffee, a nug is what you need. Not only is it an essential item to contain your loved drink, but a mug (with an ideal size) can bring to you a unique feeling whenever taking a sip.

From an espresso cup to a travel mug, you can find many coffee mugs coming in all shapes and sizes to suit any purpose.

Drinking coffee, perhaps, is the most obvious use when it comes to a mug. However, with a personalized mug, you can use it for many other intents like gift-giving, and wall decoration (trust us, you can)...

So, to make it easier for you to select the perfect mug size, keep scrolling down and enjoy our detailed guide. You’ll surely know which mug size is best for your loved beverage or something else.

Coffee Mug Sizes Chart

Before deciding on a coffee mug size that suits you best, think about what is your favorite drink.

Are you in love with a shot of espresso or the sweet of a foamy latte cup? Or, you would love to keep your beverage at an ideal temperature while traveling. Take a look at the mug size chart & image below and figure out your mug with the best size.

Types of Mug

Mug Sizes (ounces - oz)


2 - 3 oz


5 - 6 oz


8 - 15 oz


11 - 15 oz

Oversized Mug

20 - 25 oz

Oversize Latte

20 - 25 oz

Travel Tumbler

15 - 20 oz

Travel Mug

15 - 20 oz

What are Standard Coffee Mug Sizes

Normally, the coffee mug size is around 8 - 10 oz as it is considered a good size for your favorite drink. However, the size can be smaller when you enjoy espresso (as can be seen in the table above).

If you're a true coffee addict and looking for a larger size, a cup with 11 - 15 oz size will be what you need. Below, we will clarify the mug size to help you select the right one for your coffee habit.

2 - 3 oz Mugs

This mug size (2 - 3 oz cup) is perfect for you to enjoy a shot of espresso. An espresso cup or a demitasse is narrow at the base but wider at the rim.  It is designed to allow you to concentrate the flavor of the shot.

2 - 3 oz mugs for espresso
An Espresso Cup (Source: Kimiya Oveisi)

5 - 6 oz Mugs

As you might know, a cappuccino is prepared with a shot of espresso & an equal amount of steamed milk and topped with foam. A 5 - 6 oz mug is ideal to enjoy a cappuccino as it is designed to have a narrow base & a wider rim.

cappuccino - mug size chart
A Cappuccino Cup (Source: Jez Timms)

8 - 15 oz Mugs

8 - 15 oz mug is the most prevalent size among coffee lovers. No matter where you work (office or home), a classic mug is always your loved partner. To level up your drinking style, you can go for personalized mugs. Choosing what details will be printed on a mug will be an exhilarating experience you can have once choose this type of mug.

11 oz coffee mug size at gossby
A Coffee Mug (Source: Gossby.com)

11 - 15 oz Mugs

This mug size is perfect for you to enjoy a latte cup(normally served in a wider bowl-shaped cup). If you love coffee - but also have a sweet tooth, you will love a latte cup. Normally, a latte is served in a bowl-shaped cup - that holds approx. 11 - 15 oz, to give you more space to add coffee flavors, plant-based milk, or latte art. Not only is perfect for Latte, but this mug size will also be great for tea and soup.

what is a standard size coffee mug
A Latte Cup (Source: William Moreland)

How about Oversized Mugs?

Oversized mugs will give you more usage options other than drinking your favorite beverages. Want to discover more? Here we go!

Oversized Classic Mugs (20 - 25 oz)

Sometimes, you want to double the caffeine in the early morning than usual and, a larger cup will get your back. Consider an oversized classic coffee mug (20 - 25 oz) as it will suit you most.

Want to customize your personalized mugs? Visit our category now!

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Oversized Latte Mugs (20 - 25 oz)

It's time to get out the growlers and beer steins, whether you're getting ready for the big game or celebrating an anniversary. When your stomach is grumbling, an oversized latte cup is an ideal dish to carry those tasty treats.

Travel Mugs (15 - 20 oz)

15 - 20 oz travel mugs will allow you to enjoy your favorite drink at an ideal temperature, no matter where you at, In case you need extra stability, consider choosing a travel mug with a handle.

standard mug sizes
A Travel Mug (Source: Taylor Beach)

Travel Tumbler (15 - 20 oz)

Travel mugs can carry 15 - 20 oz of coffee and fit nicely in your cup holder. To make it more special, go for customized options as you can decide what details will be printed on it. Not only is it an essential item for you, but a unique gift for someone you love.

coffee mug sizes
A Travel Tumbler (Source: Ello)

Mug Sizes at Gossby?

At Gossby, you’re about to discover a wide range of personalized mugs with diverse topics. We have 4 types of mugs for you to choose from:

Classic Mugs (11 & 15 oz) which is wonderful for a cup of coffee to start your day.

11 oz coffee mug size
"Sisters forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart" mug

Two-tone Mugs (11 oz) which allow you to change their original color.

11 oz two tone mug size
"My heart is wherever you are" mug

Insulated Coffee Mug (12 oz) which will keep your coffee warm or cold for hours.

12 oz coffee mug size
"Mother & Daughters Forever Linked Together" mug

Enamel Campfire Mug (10 oz) which is perfect for outdoor activities.

10 oz coffee mug size
"Don't Mess With Papasaurus" mug

A customized coffee mug is more than just an item to enjoy your favorite drink, but is a unique gift for your loved ones, especially if they’re coffee lovers.

Discover more information about "Mugs":

Wrapping Up!

For those who are caffeine addicts, coffee not only keeps them energized but adds extra motivation to tackle the day. Perhaps, it wouldn’t satisfy you when you drink coffee without your beloved mug that keeps it warm or cold (depending on your taste). With this mug sizes guide, hope you will find your best mug based on your desired use & beverage.

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