Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Espresso Mugs
We drink out of these Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Espresso Mugs daily, and love seeing the crema atop our yummy espresso each morning. This set of 2 double-wall glass espresso shot mugs with 4.7-ounce capacities, is made from mouth-blown, lab-quality borosilicate-glass construction. They are pretty durable and heat resistant, and the 2-layer design creates dramatic optical illusions and prevents condensation on the outside of the mug.
Safe for dishwasher and microwave use, but not safe for use with metal utensils. We recommend using a plastic spoon if you want to not break these mugs when you are adding a little sugar or creme.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at November 12, 2014 8:01 AM
Couple notes on the above comment:
I have a couple different styles of double walled glass mugs and they have been perfect. I have a variety of ceramic Bodum Pavina mugs as well. I mix it up depending on my mood. Coffee should be an experience (which is why I stopped using my Keurig) and the double walled glass adds to that. One thing to note is that I never put any vessel intended for quality beverages (coffee, beer) in the dishwasher. I always hand wash.This helps them last longer as well as prevents cross contamination and residue.
Also, you should NEVER put your beer mugs/glasses in the freezer. Steel or not. That will totally destroy the flavor profiles of any microbrew. Beer is not meant to be consumed at near freezing temperatures. That's just an atrocity.
I got a set of these years ago, hoping they'd be good for my coffee, but there were two things wrong with them.
1) The older Keurig machines used an optical sensor to determine if a mug was in place beneath the brew spout. A transparent mug could not be "seen" by this sensor, so it wouldn't brew. This even though Keurig was recommending these mugs with the machine I bought.
2) The top edge -- where you put your mouth -- is insanely fragile, and even though we treated them with the utmost care, all of them eventually crazed and cracked at this point.
Now, I have a number of double-walled stainless steel mugs. They're lighter than the Bodum borosilicate glass. They're STEEL, so they're practically indestructible. They're stainless, and don't impart a flavor to the tasty beverage. They work equally excellently well at keeping a tasty microbrew beer cold as they do keeping a delicious cup of coffee hot. Stick it in the freezer for a while, and your beer or other cold beverage is treated to a frosty mug that keeps it cold for a long time.
They're not as flexible. You can't put one in the microwave to reheat, but you nearly never need to do that, they work well enough keeping the drink hot that you usually finish it before it gets cold. You can't look through the mug and see the lovely color of your brew.
I think the pluses outweigh the minuses on a stainless steel mug, and I don't like how fragile the Bodum mugs are, and won't buy another.