Yummmm....hot coffee in a flimsy plastic cup tastes so good. Where's a paper STARBUCKS cup when you really want it?
Later, in the same episode, there's a whole bunch of 'em on hand (along with the beautiful Gabis pitcher and creamer set.)
Note, as well, that the briefing room table is still painted gray here. It would shortly get a peach makeover (presumably to reflect light better for camera work...)
I'd always assumed those were styrofoam. Plastic probably makes better sense...