Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: New Wave Caffé Cities of The World Mug Paris by Villeroy & Boch - Premium Porcelain - Made in Germany - Dishwasher and Microwave Safe - Gift Boxed - 11.75 Ounce Capacity
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This is really a beautiful mug/cup that is almost a work of art in the way the manufacturer has designed the sweep of the handle and the way the handle integrates with the body. It feels great in the hand, really ergonomic if that can be said, and is pleasant to hold. The porcelain is lovely quality, with that thinness and lightness that is also very strong, which only comes with really good china or porcelain. The drawbacks I would note are that it is small--does not hold very much so more of a smallish cup than a mug if you are a mug person. The way the cup is shaped at the top makes it really easy to overfill with your liquid of choice so there is a lot of spillage--the smallness of the cup leads to the temptation to overfill but then it spills over because the stopping point at the top is made unclear by the irregular width of the handle at the top. Thirdly and most importantly, the narrowness of the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of the cup means it is very susceptible to getting knocked over; it does not have the structural stability you get with a cup/glass/mug that has a weighted or heavier bottom, so it tips over easily and the light weight makes it even more easy to knock over--the material it is made from is not substantial enough to make it resist a sideways knock at all either. I still love it but it is not a very practical cup at all--pretty but not the best daily practical drinking cup. Might make a nice gift as it is impressive in looks and comes in a nice coordinated box, and the travel tie-in is very appealing..ADDENDUM FROM 2 DAYS LATER: Already broken so apparently it is not made from the strong kind of porcelain as I had thought--broke very easily at the slightest provocation. Part of me wants to get another one but I also feel like I will just be throwing good money after bad.
I am in love with Villeroy and Boch, so when I saw these mugs I went mad. I ordered the Paris one right away. It arrived safely in a lovely little box and what a little treasure it is!. It is not big. I would use the smaller button on your Keurig. And when I make my latte's and cappuccino's I only use 2 shots. Ergonomically, it is very comfortable in my hand. Although, it only fair to point out I am right-handed and have very small, delicate hands and fingers. But I HAVE on the occasion needed to use it left-handed and found it no great hardship. I have microwaved it on small bursts, maybe 30 seconds or so but I have not put it in the dishwasher yet, nor do I think I will. I hand wash my other Villeroy and Boch glass so I'll stick with that tradition. I am worried constant dishwashing would fade the beautiful colors and design so I won't risk it. Anyway, Villeroy & Boch fans or no go buy these! They rock! Oh- And great value for the money
Truly a lovely cup. Not only does it look aesthetically pleasing but it feels wonderful to hold and makes my tea time feel way fancier than it actually is. I personally find it a bit on the smaller side but if it were up to me, 36oz cups would be a standard for tea cups so if that idea horrifies you, the current petite size will be perfect for you.
LOVE this mug. It's made out of high quality porcelain in Germany. I don't care to drink from stoneware made in China due to lead concerns. The design is beautiful and a great reminder of being in Paris. Would make a great gift, it came in a nice box. Price is right.