Price always seems to be the deal breaker. I’ve often heard “why should I pay $20.00 for a handmade mug, when I can go to “the store” and pay $5.00?”. Yeah, well the Second Hand Store has a wall of those “store” mugs for fifty cents. How do you compare the integrity and joy derived from an item made by a human to one a machine has poured into a mold, most likely in a place where living conditions/wages would be unacceptable to you? My answer: What karma would you want with your coffee?