It used to be the oversized tote bag. Now it is the oversized Styrofoam cup.

From Katie Holmes to Miley Cyrus, Madonna to Britney Spears, all the best celebrities are carrying them. Huge, takeaway cups of coffee the size of small children. They cannot seem to become mobile without them.

But why? Why are they carrying cups? Why can they not walk from A to B without a large takeaway coffee in their hands?

coffee1Well, the answer is no doubt: They love their coffee. And why wouldn’t they love their coffee? I love my coffee too. I love my coffee desperately, using ‘love’ ...

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  • Reply March 7, 2013

    my life backstage

    Why do Americans carry enormous coffee cups?
    Why do American men wear their baseball caps backwards?
    So many whys…….
    My American husband asks for a takeaway cup.. “To Go” as he likes to call it – even if we are sitting in a cafe. Unusual and annoying yes, but at least the poor darling won’t spill. This has gone on for over the last 10 years and I have never once seen him use a teapot. Bless.

  • Reply March 7, 2013

    helen b

    With you Kerri on this one. Like the ritual and relaxation at home.
    Wondering if it’s something from the anglo-celtic heritage of ‘tea-making’ ceremony,
    The Americans seem to like the ‘eating out’, meeting for coffee ritual and they like to be on the move. It’s all busy, busy, busy isn’t it.
    Yes, the security blanket issue seems there too, It’s all habit and custom.

  • Reply October 8, 2013


    I like the “going to my favourite cafe for a coffee” ritual. A reward after a good workout at the gym, or a social catchup with a girlfriend or sometimes just to sit and people watch. I rarely eat out, and even more rarely eat a “something” with my coffee. It’s a luxury but one that I enjoy, and it gives my day a bit of oomph!

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