By design, Café-ERGO cups follow the form of a cupped hand. The thumb is placed over the crescent flange and the fingers wrap around the mug. By eliminating the traditional handle, hand and finger stress usually associated with it is diminished or not there at all.
Café-ERGO cups are handmade in small batches and not mass produced. Delivery time can vary but please allow up to 6 weeks for your order to be made and delivered. Because they are created in small batches, there is not a lot of stock (if any) on hand. The mugs are physically sold in the Dutch Alley Artists Co-Op in the French Quarter in New Orleans. You can find them there if you want to hold one and feel how it fits in your hand.
The glazes used are lead free and fired to 2200 degrees. Each mug is hand dipped into glaze making it unique. The gloss glazes are more consistent and will appear very close to the images of those glazes. The matte glazes will very greatly and may not appear exactly like the image. Expect a very modeled look with the matte glazes.
Cafe-ERGO has been independently reviewed by a licensed Occupational Therapist and here is what she had to say.
Each Cafe-ERGO cup comes with a free neoprene comfort sleeve. Since the handmade version is a single walled vessel, heat from the hot liquid will transfer into the ceramic. Use the sleeve to protect you hand from the heat. Some customers use the sleeve some do not. They say, “if the cup is too hot to touch, the coffee is too hot to drink.” Only you can be the judge of that and decide if you need to use the sleeve or not.
The cups are microwave and dishwasher safe. They are design to stack inside each other which is a great space save in the cabinet and fit in a car cup holder. I’m working on designing a travel lid and hope to have that soon.
So, when you purchase Café-ERGO cups you are not only supporting small businesses in 2 states (Louisiana and Missouri) as my clay comes from Southern Pottery in Baton Rouge and the most of the glazes are produced by Krueger Pottery in St. Louis you are also purchasing the most comfortable and easy to use cup made. Enjoying your beverage has never been this stress free.
Thanks for your interest in Café-ERGO!