We didn't have some weird obsession with coffee that lead us into dreaming of a coffee mug shop. Nope. Our story is rather quite simple. It was just a thought. But then it grew into much more. Tons of research. A simple investment in a mug press. Learning photography. Polishing our photoshop skills, and there you have it!
Officially opening an Etsy shop in January 2016, we realized that people loved our mugs. Our original designs and overall quality drew our customers in. With a 4.98 star rating (out of 5) on Etsy and over 12,000 sales in our first year, we knew we were doing something right! We knew the next step could only be launching our own site. And then, obviously, world domination. But we'll tackle that another day. Maybe you'll help us.
We are a husband and wife team who left corporate America to pursue our dreams. As a web developer and speech language pathologist, we decided to transition the skills from those careers into a world of mugs. We think it worked!
We know our mugs are used in very special occasions including pregnancy announcements, graduations, and weddings..to name a few. Every mug we send and every picture or video shared by our customers of these magical moments makes us giddy all over again! It seems silly, but mugs have created something special for us. Our unimpressive "love" story ends with a true addiction to coffee, a passion for being involved in special moments for others, and a dedication to our customers. We have truly made friends with many of our customers who continue to come back, and for that, we love you. Welcome to the Mugsby family.
V E R Y , V E R Y , I M P O R T A N T I N F O
- Kelly likes her coffee with mostly cream or milk, and just a tad of whip cream. Toddies are a favorite, but you better make sure the acidity is low.She's real high maintenance when it comes to coffee.
- Troy enjoys a Sumatra with a splash of Natural Bliss Sweet Cream, a spray of whipped cream, and a drop of dark chocolate syrup.
- We have at least one mug (more like 5) in every room of our house.
- We are involved in every process needed to keep Mugsby alive and running! Troy keeps the website updated, sublimates and packages mugs. Kelly does the designing, customer service and also sublimates and packages mugs. During peak seasons, we hire real live elves to help us process orders faster!