This may seem like an unimportant issue compared to the war in Iraq or the 2004 election, but I'm sick of going out for coffee and being given a paper cup even if I want to drink my coffee there. It's not even the wastefulness that bothers me. Coffee tastes better in a real mug, whether it's ceramic, glass, porcelain or whatever. And it feels like more of a special little experience. I think little luxuries/indulgences like caffeine or nicotine are as much about the ritual as they are about the drug that's delivered. Unless I'm taking it with me in the car or walking down the street, having my coffee in a paper cup takes away from that experience. I know at Starbucks you can say "for here", and they give it to you in a real mug, and I wish more places would do this. I'd rather give my money to a local coffee outlet, especially here in the coffee-obsessed Northwest. But for God's sake, get some actual mugs!