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Coffee Mug Sizes Chart: The Perfect Size For Your Coffee Type

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Erica Cervenkova

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First off:

There is nothing more satisfying than a freshly brewed cup of coffee to get you started in the morning.


Choosing the ideal coffee cup sizes for the popular morning booster can be challenging, especially with the variety of sizes available for coffee mugs. 


I’ve got the solution!

This article contains a coffee mug sizes chart that you can consult before taking your next cup of coffee.


Standard Coffee Mug Sizes Chart

Coffee Mug TypeSize (fl. oz.)
Oversized Latte20-25
Caffè Macchiato20-25
Caffè Mocha11-16
Flat White5-6

1. Espresso Mugs (2-4 Fl. Oz.)

Espresso is a concentrated type of coffee that is usually served in small amounts, so you just need a small-sized mug to enjoy your espresso. Espresso cups are also called demitasse and they usually have narrow bases with large rims.


There’s an element of espresso in most coffee drinks. As such, Andrea Illy, Chairman of illycaffè S.p.A, describes it as a “miracle of chemistry in a cup.

2. Cappuccino Mugs (5-6 Fl. Oz.)

A cappuccino is a shot of espresso mixed with an equal amount of milk and topped with foam. The cappuccino cup is designed to keep your coffee warm beneath the foam and has a tapered rim for easier consumption.

There are variations of cappuccino which includes the use of cream in place of milk or non-dairy substitutes. 


You can spice up your cappuccino recipe by adding flavors like cinnamon or chocolate powder.


3. Latte Mugs (8-10 Fl. Oz.)


A latte is similar to a cappuccino, but with more steamed milk and a thinner layer of foam. The additional milk gives it a creamier and sweeter flavor.

A latte cup weighs between 11 and 15 ounces and is served in a wider bowl-shaped cup, allowing you to pour as much milk as you want. You can also use them as snacks or soup bowls.

Amazing right?

4. Oversized Latte Mugs (20-25 Fl. Oz.)

Oversized Latte Mug


If you enjoy drinking coffee a lot, then the oversized latte mug is an excellent choice. These mugs are large enough to accommodate all the extras that make a latte unique.

These oversized mugs give enough room for photogenic latte arts and are convenient for mixing a variety of coffee flavors.

5. Brewed Coffee Mugs (6-15 Fl. Oz.)

Brewed Coffee Mug

A traditionally brewed coffee mug holds approximately 6-15 ounces, depending on the size of the mug. This gives the mug enough volume to hold your preferred beverage.

Brewed coffee is made by pouring water into ground coffee beans in a coffee pot and allowing it to brew.

6. Iced Coffee Mugs (12-16 Fl. Oz.)


The iced coffee glass mug keeps your coffee cold for a long period of time. It has a BPA-free reusable straw and a bamboo cover with silicone sleeves that allows you to have a firmer grip on it to prevent spillage.

7. Caffè Macchiato Mugs (2 Fl. Oz.)

Espresso Macchiato Mug 2 Oz

Get this:

A macchiato is an espresso with a small amount of foamed milk, and just like an espresso, it is best served in a demitasse mug. It can also be served in an espresso cup.

8. Caffè Mocha Mugs (11-16 Fl. Oz.)

Nespresso Glass 12 ounces

Caffè mochas are typically served in glass mugs. The high insulation in these glass mugs keeps your coffee hot for an extended period of time.


These large glass mugs have enough space to add as many ingredients and toppings to your coffee as you want.

9. Flat White Mugs (5-6 Fl. Oz.)

Flat White Nespresso Mug 6 Oz


The flat white coffee is a milk-based espresso that is made with double shots of espresso and less water for a more intense flavor.

It is advisable to use whole milk to prepare an ideal cup of flat white coffee. You can also add spices such as hazelnut, vanilla syrups, and cinnamons for additional flavoring.

Get this:

The flat white coffee is usually served in mugs that have smooth grips for easy hold and thick walls to keep your beverage at the perfect temperature for an extended period.


They have tapered tips, which help the beverage to slide softly into your mouth while providing maximum satisfaction to your taste buds.

10. Classic Coffee Mugs (8-12 Fl. Oz.)

Keurig Espresso Mug

The standard coffee cup holds 8-12 Oz. They are big enough to contain a decent amount of coffee while still allowing for cream and sugar.

Coffee enthusiasts may prefer the oversized classic coffee mug. They weigh about 20-25 ounces and have enough capacity to hold large quantities of your favorite coffee.

11. Travel Coffee Mugs (12-20 Fl. Oz.)

Travel Coffee Mug Starbucks


A travel mug is the best way to always have coffee on hand while on the go.

These mugs offer a large capacity for a large volume of freshly brewed coffee as well as a double-walled vacuum that maintains your beverage’s temperature.

The best part is:

Most travel mugs are also designed to fit into the cup holder of your car, so you can enjoy your favorite coffee on the go.

12. Turkish Coffee Mugs (2-3 Fl. Oz.)

Turkish mugs are often small and traditionally styled. They are ideal for drinking the strong coffee popular in Turkey and the Middle East.


Turkish coffee is thought to be a legacy of Turkish culture. You can prepare it by grinding freshly roasted coffee beans into a fine powder. Then mix the finely ground coffee beans with sugar and cold water in a coffee pot.


The mixture is brewed slowly over a stove to produce a foamy cup of Turkish coffee.


You can enjoy your coffee with a piece of Lokum, which is popularly known as Turkish delight.

13. Ristretto Coffee Mug (2-3 Fl. Oz.)

A ristretto is a “short shot” of a stronger and more concentrated espresso coffee. “Ristretto” is an Italian word that means “restricted,” and it uses half the volume of water needed to make an espresso shot.


You can prepare a shot of ristretto by adding 7-8 grams of coffee grounds to water, then aim at extracting about 15-20 ml of coffee.

Although ristretto is a strong coffee like espresso, it has a sweeter and fuller flavor. You can also enjoy your ristretto shot by adding a couple of ounces of heated milk.

Pretty easy!

14. Americano Coffee Mugs (5-6 Fl. Oz.)

Americano, also known as Caffe Americano, is usually brewed with equal parts espresso and water. This means that for every 3 ounces of espresso, 3 ounces of water should be added. An Americano is usually served in a standard cup of coffee. 

Big question:

Is it better to pour water into the espresso or the other way around?


The water-to-espresso method is preferred because it ensures that the crema is properly mixed, resulting in a pleasant and balanced flavor.


There are those that favor the espresso into water method because it allows them to feel the flavor of the espresso shot coming through.

So which one are you?

15. Starbucks Coffee Cups (8-31 Fl. Oz.)

Starbucks Cup Sizes

For starters:

Everyone who enjoys drinking coffee should be familiar with Starbucks’ unique naming system for their coffee cups. Starbucks cups, depending on the sizes are referred to as short, tall, venti, grande, or trenta.

The six different Starbucks cup sizes are:

Coffee Mug TypeSize (fl. oz.)
Venti (Hot)20
Venti (Iced)26

According to a survey conducted by Drive Research with a sample size of 1,500 residents of the United States, 39% of Americans have a knack for Starbucks coffee

You would agree that the cup sizes complement the various flavors of the popular coffee chain to make it desired by Starbucks coffee lovers.


Let’s recap:

Drinking your favorite coffee in the right mug redefines your drinking experience. Coffee mugs come in a variety of designs, sizes, and materials; choose your mug based on the type of coffee you’re drinking.

For example:

  • You can use a demitasse cup for espresso shots.
  • A glass mug would be perfect for an iced coffee.
  • Travel mugs are ideal for keeping your coffee for a long time.
  • Latte mugs are big enough to add as many ingredients as you want.


If you’re unsure about the mug size to use, you can consult our mug sizes chart to guide you.

You can also familiarize yourself with the Starbuck coffee cup sizes, so you are not confused the next time you walk into a Starbucks to get a cup of coffee.


We would love to know if you found this article helpful in choosing your perfect coffee mug.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Standard Coffee Mug Size?

The standard size for a coffee mug is 8-12 oz. These sizes vary due to the desired experience recommended by brewers of every coffee.

What Are The Different Sizes Of Coffee Cups?

Coffee cups range in size from as small as 2 oz for espressos to as large as 20 oz for brewed coffees. The size of your coffee cup depends on the type of coffee you want to have.

What Is A Large Size Coffee Mug?

A large-size coffee mug holds 20-25 ounces. Travel mugs, brewed coffee mugs, and iced coffee mugs could fall into this category depending on the manufacturer. However, Starbucks has a coffee cup size of 30 ounces called Trenta.

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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