Promotional Mugs for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Fancy a coffee? We've had word that the world's biggest coffee morning is taking place at the end of September and we've got all our promotional mugs at the ready!

Since 1990, people across the world have been taking part in the world's biggest coffee morning attempting to raise funds for the Macmillan charity. The event grew from a small local gathering at first, to a countrywide event the following year, making it the biggest coffee morning in the world!

Where Did Coffee Begin And How Has It Changed In Recent Years?

Coffee has been around for many centuries, with the first reference to the word dating back to 1598. There were variations of the drink across the world, with the word meaning wine in Arabic. This has changed over the years and now coffee is a common drink consumed in a variety of different countries.  

The earliest evidence of anyone drinking coffee is in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries around Yemen. It was here that the coffee beans were first roasted and prepared, similarly to how it is now prepared. By the 16th century, it had reached the rest of the Middle East including Turkey, Persia and Northern Africa.  

Did you know that the first export of coffee was from Ethiopia to Yemen when the Yemeni traders would cultivate the seed? And, the first case of coffee smuggling was from Yemen to India in 1670. Before this date, all coffee was boiled or sterilised before it was exported. Prior to this, coffee spread to Europe and Italy in particular. In fact, the first Italian coffee house opened in 1645. This was after the Pope deemed the drink suitable for Christians. After this, the drink spread throughout Europe, to Indonesia and finally to America. 

The first coffee house in Britain was opened in Oxford in 1651 and over the next 50 years, a further 3,000 coffees opened up in the country. Every man of the upper class went to a coffee shop daily to learn of local news – much different from how we learn of news today!

The story of how coffee became so popular remains a mystery, but the why seems much more obvious. 

Branded Mugs For The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Here at Total Merchandise, we have almost every style of mug you can think of! So let's take a look at a few of our favourites.

The Cambridge promotional mug is continuously one of our best-selling branded mugs. With its classic design and large print area for your branding, it makes it the ideal item for promoting your brand.

The marrow mug is another one of our most popular branded mugs. Able to hold 400ml of liquid it's the perfect promotional mug for the world's biggest coffee morning!

These bone china mugs hold a generous 450ml of your favourite beverage. Made from high-quality china and personalised with your design for a sophisticated finish.

To see our full range of promotional mugs check out our branded mugs and bottles section on our website - we're sure you'll find the perfect mug for the world's biggest coffee morning!

Main image from Pexels.com

Written by

Total Merchandise | Editoral Team

Our editorial team is drawn from a pool of experienced promotional merchandise product team members, account managers, marketers and other contributors. With such a wide range of skills and experience, they write about many aspects of promotional merchandise, wider marketing and business matters, as well as company news updates.

Connect with Total Merchandise on LinkedIn Connect with Total Merchandise on LinkedIn

Total Merchandise
Brew Up Your Marketing This National Tea Day

Brew Up Your Marketing This National Tea Day

Just in case you weren't already aware, today (21st April 2022) is National Tea Day! As a national of brew lovers, this day of celebrating the cuppa is the perfect opportuni...

The TM Edit: Our Most Popular Promotional Products Of 2019

The TM Edit: Our Most Popular Promotional Products Of 2019

With the end of the year - and decade! - fast-approaching, we've decided to shine a light on the most popular promotional products of 2019.  These are no...

New Year, New Merch: The Best Products for Promoting Your Brand This Year

New Year, New Merch: The Best Products for Promoting Your Brand This Year

Fact: the new year is the perfect time to consider new promotional merchandise! It's a common trend that the start of a new year means a fresh start, so why not have the sam...

Just In: The Promotional Merchandise That Will Be Trending In 2022

Just In: The Promotional Merchandise That Will Be Trending In 2022

For 2022, we predict the promotional merchandise that will be trending is UK-made products. Why? Read on to find out... READ MORE: ...

8 New Eco Promotional Products To Consider For Your Brand Today

8 New Eco Promotional Products To Consider For Your Brand Today

Environmental issues are high on the global agenda at the moment. Several eco-themed awareness days and events are taking place across the UK throughout June, meaning there'...

The Best Promotional Products For Pride Month 2022

The Best Promotional Products For Pride Month 2022

Pride Month is almost upon us, and whether you run an LGBTQ+ organisation or are perhaps planning a corporate event to show your support of the occasion, we're here to help....

7 Summer Promotional Items To Keep Brand Awareness Hot In 2022

7 Summer Promotional Items To Keep Brand Awareness Hot In 2022

Summer is fast approaching, and if you're looking for something that little bit different to bolster a seasonal marketing campaign, search no further. Total Mercha...