From the water cooler to the refrigerator to the coffee pot, paper cups can serve either hot and cold beverages to employees, guests, customers, friends, or whoever you need to serve a refreshing drink to. Choosing the right disposable cup for all of your needs will help you save money. You do not have to buy a different type of cup for coffee, one for tea, one for use in the water cooler, and one for refrigerated beverages. There is one type of cup to fit all of your beverage serving needs. The options to consider when deciding on the right cups are size, shape, lid options, or wax coating, paper, and Styrofoam.
The most important decision to make when it comes to paper cups is size. When it comes to the size of cups, the size is measured in ounces of liquid that the cup will hold. The smallest cups are one ounce. The largest are 24 ounces. Then there are numerous sizes in between, such as 4, 6, 7, 8, 10,12, 16, 22 and 24 ounces. So, to make the right choice you must determine what size cup best fits your needs, whether it be small, medium, or large.
Next, you have to determine what shape works best for your needs. Water cooler cups are cone shaped and are small because they are made to only hold a mouthful of water. Regular shaped water cups vary from small to large based on how much beverage you want them to hold. There are also small, 3 ounce medicine cups that can be used to hold pills or liquid to take pills or to rinse and spit at the dentist. Although there aren’t many shapes to choose from, it is also important to know if you want the water cup shape or the regular cup shape.
Then you have to think about whether or not you need lids along with your cups. There are domed lids and flat lids. If you are buying paper cups to hold hot beverages or are going to be using them to serve beverages to kids or in a place where you would like to reduce spills, you should consider buying cups that have coordinating lids.
The material used to make a paper cup will determine what it can be used to hold. Water cooler cups are flimsy and made just to hold one glass of water from a water cooler. Styrofoam cups are sturdy and can be used for multiple cups of coffee or cold beverages. One Styrofoam cup can be used all day. Wax coating cups are for cold beverages only, as are paper cups. There are also Mira-glazed cups by Georgia Pacific that are smaller than Styrofoam but can hold both hot and cold beverages alike.
Paper cups are versatile for use at home, in the office, in cafeterias, in schools, in daycares, or in restaurants. You can buy them in a variety of sizes along with your other janitorial supplies from 1 ounce to 24 ounces in material and shapes that can be used for hot or cold beverages. One thing is for sure, one type or style of paper cup can meet all of your beverage needs.