The Coffee Mug Tree
A coffee mug tree is a popular way of storing coffee mugs. We all know that mugs take up a lot of kitchen space, but with coffee (and in some countries, tea) something of a national obsession we have to have a lot of mugs available, just to feed our (and our guests’) addiction to the caffeinated bean!
So rather than take up a lot of kitchen space with dozens of mugs an ingenious way of storing the mugs in the most space friendly way possible was invented – the coffee mug tree.
What is a Coffee Mug Tree?
A coffee mug tree makes use of ‘wasted space’, i.e. that of vertical space rather than surfaces. It tends to have a small base and rises up with a thin ‘trunk’ and numerous ‘branches’ coming off of it. It is on these branches that you can then store your coffee mugs by hanging them by their handles.
It is this trunk and branch design that lends itself to the name coffee mug tree, as the design certainly looks like a tree decorated with coffee mugs. But don’t worry, there have been no recorded incidents of coffee mug trees growing!
Most coffee mug trees are made from wood, though there are plastic and metal options available – and a whole lot of designs to allow you to choose the coffee mug tree that best suits your own kitchen.
It is certainly a stylish and space conscious way of storing your coffee mugs, ideal for those of us (most I should imagine) who don’t have the room to store row after row of mugs on shelves or work surfaces. Colors, patterns, shapes and design can all be altered, or found, to suit your own taste.
If, like me, you have a caffeine addiction then a coffee mug tree is an essential purchase for the kitchen!