When was the last time you burned your hand on the outside of a coffee cup? Perhaps society is becoming more delicate, but one would assume that anything that fails to burn through paper will not scald, destroy, or terrorize the weathered skin on your hands.
Nevertheless, society runs on things deemed adorable, not useful, and these cozies are probably your best bet for “pretending to not burn your hands on things that aren’t actually hot.”
Etsy user Flappergirl creates a variety of different items, mainly these sleeves which are adorned with ridiculously cute animals and objects.
Before you get too absorbed in the idea of owning one, though, consider the fact that using a coffee cup to begin with means that you are wasting materials. The sleeve will only replace a minor element of the cup, itself, creating only a slight notion that you are being eco-friendly.