This For other uses, see. The cup (values). Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Cup (obsolete - bowl;.. Polish czaszka - skull) - a vessel of small volume (approx. 200 ml) having the shape of a hemisphere (with possible variations), to which is attached an optional ring-shaped "handle" for holding. The vessel used for direct drinking hot drinks. In some cultures taken from the plates also have, in many Asian countries common cup without a handle - bowl. The dishes are: the broth. Used to feed broths, soups, mashed potatoes and filling soups with finely chopped foods. Capacity: 350-400 cc.