This Thirsty Thursday, we’re in desperate need of a caffeine fix.

As more us are heading back to the office and businesses are starting to operate as before (under a new normal, no less), there’s no denying that a sense of ‘back to school after summer’ lies in the air.

The only difference is that we can legally drink vodka during the week now, and none of us got hotter over summer — only fatter. Thanks lockdown.

Thereby in an effort to brighten mornings and make them great again, we’ve put together a list of really charming mugs for your morning coffee (or tea or cocoa) this week. We’ve sussed out only the snazziest using our newly-found online shopping skills, and categorised them by Bangkok neighbourhood. Read on for the stereotypes of coffee sippers, from Thonburi to Phra Kanong — and take them all with a grain of salt, of course. Or a granule of sugar.

[Hero Image Credit: Ece Gokcer/Unsplash; Featured Image Credit: @spring.and.summers/Instagram]

1
Thonburi

You live on the other side of the river because you’re a peaceful human being. Forever the optimist, this mug (THB 295) suits your sunshine soul. It is indeed going to be a good day — at least until you cross over into central Bangkok at rush hour.

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2
Charoenkrung

A resident of the creative district, you like your morning coffee mug transparent and minimalistic — with an artful twist. Did you draw the woman that is depicted in the mug (THB 390)? Is she your lover? Is she your muse? Most likely to all those questions the answer is ‘yes.’

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3
Sathorn

You live in Sathorn so chances are you’re a) French or b) know some French people. Either way, you definitely love French food. This mug (THB 495) makes all the sense.

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4
Phloenchit

Of course you have a cover for your mug. You live in Phloenchit. And you are not an animal. Your ideal mug (THB 350) comes with gold accents and adorable forest creatures to adorn it. Its dark green shade probably matches your emeralds.

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5
Ari

You are a little out of the ordinary (or dare we say it: upside down), but so freakin’ lovable. A hipster at heart and a trendsetter in many ways, this mug (THB 350) is the dose of quirkiness that gets you going every morning. You also add a little chocolate powder to your coffee. Life is short.

Image: @designdeedecor on Instagram

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6
Thonglor

Are these the official unofficial colours of Thonglor? Paired with your Versace bathrobe, this mug (THB 390) is perfect for your morning espresso using coffee beans from a local artisan. Croissant, anyone?

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7
Ekkamai

You read books and are a person of great intellect, despite what your Thonglor sibling may say of you. Enter a very science-y looking mug (THB 350/500 ml; THB 450/1000 ml). The perfect ratio of milk to coffee.

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8
Phra Kanong

You’re cute, young, and creative. Cheeky with a high adorability, much like this mug (THB 390).

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Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.