Soban Coffee Cup: Inspired By Soban, the Korean Table


Only available in light green.


Size (volume of liquid | cup diameter * height | coaster diameter * height)

S: espresso cup (80ml, | 68*38mm | 90*8mm)

M: coffee cup (185ml | 92*48mm | 120*10mm)

L: latte cup (410ml | 111*67mm | 150*10mm)

Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 10 cm

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(6 customer reviews)

Soban Cup by Mimidar

Inspired by Soban, the Korean-style mini-table.



Currently, the cup is only available in the light green color.

Other colored cups in the images are only there as a reference.



100% handmade in Korea with love and care.



Size (volume of liquid | cup diameter * height | coaster diameter * height)

S: espresso cup (80ml, | 68*38mm | 90*8mm)

M: coffee cup (185ml | 92*48mm | 120*10mm)

L: latte cup (410ml | 111*67mm | 150*10mm)



Inspired by Soban, the Korean table

Soban is a small Korean table that was an integral part of every household – regardless of class. Korean traditional houses had no separate dining room, and instead carried the food from the kitchen into the living room on the soban. Sometimes, people would eat straight off of the plated food on the soban, so it acted as a dining table too.




With modern Koreans now mostly having food at dining tables with chairs, it’s getting hard to see the soban in everyday life. Thus Mimidar, in efforts to continue the history of the soban, have reinterpreted its design into something that we do use in our everyday lives : cups. Mimidar believes this would keep the history and heritage of soban going forward into the future.



Modern design with a traditional touch

The coasters resemble the beautiful tops of the soban while the handle of the cup is a reference to the legs of the soban. They can be phenomenal interior pieces even when not in use.

The glaze on the Soban Cups produces a matte finish with sprinkles of dots, giving it a unique and luxurious feel. It’s not a statement piece, it’s meant to be more of a cozy fit into your kitchen cabinet.



Multi-purpose, with various size options

With varying size options, you could use them as a cereal bowl(Size L), or yogurt(Size M) or even for shots(Size S).


High-quality, multi-purpose wooden coaster

The cup comes with a coaster, made with walnut wood. It has been finished with natural oils, and can be used as a coaster for teabags, or as trays for little snacks.


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Made with care & craftsmanship

More than 8 months were spent in refining the design of the Soban Cup, making an effort to find the perfect combination of capturing the beauty of soban as well as being comfortable.

The Soban cup is manufactured in a pottery factory in Korea with over 2 generations and 37 years of experience, 100% by hand.



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6 reviews for Soban Coffee Cup: Inspired By Soban, the Korean Table

  1. esthersyoo (verified owner)

    Pictures don’t do them justice- I bought the large cups and they are BEAUTIFUL. Perfect latte size, between a tall and a grande. Had to get more- they make perfect gifts.

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  2. jaime.r.tracy (verified owner)

    It’s beautiful! I bought the large because I need a big cup of tea in the morning. It’s also a nice size for a cup of coffee. The craftsmanship is amazing. I love it!

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  3. Leanne Boehm (verified owner)

    Now I drink my morning coffee in style! This cup is sturdy and so pretty. The coaster can double as something for your biscotti, scone, etc. The company logo stamped on the bottom of the coaster is a really nice touch.

    Image #1 from Leanne Boehm
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  4. katy (verified owner)

    I bought two for my sister’s new place and she loves them! I told her she has to invite me over to use them with her but she hasn’t yet😅 They are so well made and BEAUTIFUL!

    Image #1 from katy
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  5. Amy T (verified owner)

    I bought a set of 4 of each size… just lovely. These are practical and yet feel luxurious at the same time. I have had nothing but compliments and these have elevated having friends over for a quick cuppa from my coffee machine to a cafe-style vibe. I just wish they made an actual soban table to match…

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  6. (verified owner)

    I ordered one of each back in October. It’s now February 2023. I wanted to wait to give a review, to see how they would hold up. They are holding up very well. I use one of them, if not all of them daily. I love that I have the options in the sizes, depending on what I choose to drink. Most of all I love the weight of these beautiful cups. They are not too heavy, they’re just right. Now I am seriously thinking about ordering one more set. Because I constantly find that my cups seem to wander off into one of my son’s rooms. 🙂 Yet another loved purchase from your shop. I have yet to be disappointed in the quality of any of my purchases. Smiles from the San Francisco east bay.

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