National Cup Day

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Pop the kettle on, folks for today we're going to dive into the world of brew-tiful National Cup Day - a day that celebrates any and all types of cups in our lives. This could be your favorite coffee mug, your cherished teacup, or maybe that red plastic cup that accompanied you during your university years. Sounds like a bunch of malarkey? Well, keep reading as we spill the tea (or coffee, or hot chocolate - it is a day celebrating cups after all) on November 7th, 2019 - the day cup-lovers really siliconed themselves to their screens, with online mentions peaking for National Cup Day.

When is Cup Day?

It's national cup day on the 7th November.

Internet History of National Cup Day

The 'cuparazzi' detected an upswing of 35 mentions of National Cup Day in 2019, with the most chatter occurring on November 7th. Perhaps individuals were seeking an excuse to take extra coffee breaks, or maybe the 'mugnificence' of this day had truly caught their attention. Whatever the reason, the internet was abuzz with National Cup Day mentions, turning it into a day of celebration for cup enthusiasts.

The Day Cup Lovers Unite

Articles, social media posts, and forum discussions overflowing with love for this festive day were uncovered. Users shared photos of their beloved cups and mugs, their first cup of the day, and even artistic endeavors showcasing cup-themed drawings and pottery. Some individuals traced the interesting history of their cups, pouring out tales that dated back to grandma's porcelain teacup or a thrift-store mug find. It was truly a day when everybody tipped their cups to each other virtually and spread cheers!

Make It a Day to Remember

Make National Cup Day a day to remember by inviting your friends for a little 'mugshot' photo session, where you all bring your favorite cup along. Or you could embark on a festive brew tasting journey in honor of the day, sampling various coffees or teas. You only need your trusty cup and a taste for fun. So here's to National Cup Day - a day to remember the cups that keep our drinks warm, our hands cozy, and our hearts full.

History behind the term 'Cup'

14th century

Emergence of the term 'cup'

The term 'cup' originated in the 14th century from the Old English word 'cuppe,' which was derived from the Late Latin word 'cuppa.' At this time, a 'cup' referred specifically to a small, open container used for drinking. It was typically made of pottery or wood and had a simple design.

16th century

Introduction of the 'cup' as a unit of measurement

During the 16th century, the word 'cup' started to be used as a unit of measurement for both liquid and dry ingredients. In the culinary world, a 'cup' became a standardized measurement for recipes. This allowed for greater precision and consistency in cooking and baking.

19th century

The invention of the disposable paper cup

In the 19th century, the concept of the disposable cup became popular. In 1907, Lawrence Luellen invented the first cup made of disposable materials, such as paper. This innovation revolutionized the way beverages were consumed, making it more convenient and sanitary for individuals on the go.

20th century

The rise of the travel mug

With the advent of the automobile and the increasing popularity of coffee on the go, the travel mug became a significant development in the 20th century. In 1983, the first insulated travel mug was introduced by the brand Aladdin. This allowed people to enjoy their hot beverages while commuting or traveling without worrying about spills or temperature loss.

21st century

Innovative designs and diverse materials

In the 21st century, the design and materials of cups expanded greatly. From heat-changing mugs to eco-friendly options, the cup industry embraced innovation. Additionally, the use of different materials such as stainless steel, glass, and even bamboo provided consumers with a wide range of choices. Cups became not only functional but also fashionable, allowing individuals to express their personal style.

Did you know?

Did you know that the world's largest coffee cup is over 9 feet tall and 10 feet wide? Now that's what we call a proper cup for National Cup Day!


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First identified

18th October 2015

Most mentioned on

7th November 2019

Total mentions


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