If what you want is a solid mug for your beverage, this one fits the bill. I don't like huge coffee mugs that feel like the want to crack my wrist with each lift to sip, and I can't stand those dainty little things when I'm trying to get my caffeine on in the morning - but these are just right for me. The orange is more like a terracotta which match perfectly with my decor. The mug is just as it appears. NO SURPRISES.