Bodum Corona Clear Coffee Cup - Clear Mug Mystery Solved
The mug we use in most reviews is the Bodum Corona 13 oz clear coffee mug.
With the help of our faithful readers, we've solved the mystery of the Single Serve Coffee review mug we've been using for over 3+ years. We were correct in thinking it was a Bodum coffee mug, but we didn't have the model correct. We thought it was an earlier model of the Pavina series - just not double walled, but we were wrong. It is in fact the Bodum Corona clear coffee mug. We found them at Whole Latte Love, and we think they are in limited supply, because we don't see them listed on the main Bodum site any longer. We also measured the volume of our cup - and it does indeed hold 13 oz.
We do recommend the more readily available Bistro Double Wall Thermal Coffee Mugs. They work equally as well, and if you want even more picks - check out the comments on the original article.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at December 19, 2007 5:08 AM
For any Canadians reading this, I checked with Bodum and found out they don't sell their products via Canadian retail stores, only online.
As a result, I started looking for possible alternatives and finally found one at the most unlikely of all places: Atlantic Superstore (or Real Canadian Superstore for those in other areas of Canada).
Presidents Choice makes 2 types of double-walled mugs... an 8oz version suitable for coffees and a tall 12oz version suitable for lattes. When I went to Superstore a few days ago, they had them on sale, box of 2 for $4.44 CAD.
Sure, the design isn't as nice as the Bodums and yes, they do feel like light plastic (although they're real glass) but at $4.44 for 2, you've got nothing to lose.
They do a good job of keeping hot drinks hot for an extra 30mins or so over what you'd get via regular porcelain mugs. They're quite warm to the touch, but not to the point where you'd burn yourself (hence why they have handles)
Unfortunately, I think this is a discontinued product since they slashed the pricing so drastically and since I can't find any info on Presidents Choice website.
Nice, but from what I've been reading, the Bodum cups are very fragile and break easily, which is a shame since they look so great. I almost bought the double-wall thermo glasses but decided against it. Went to Williams-Sonoma and picked up the Anchor Cafe Mug for $5 a pop and they're made of real glass unlike the Bodum's which feels like plastic. Plus, while at W-S, I noticed the Bodums now come with a warning label saying how fragile the cups are and that they should be treated with care. For the price they're charging, no thanks.