March 18, 2010

Travel Mug K-Cup Portion Packs - Brew K-Cup Coffee In Your Travel Mug


Green Mountain Coffee has introduced Travel Mug K-Cups portion packs for the Keurig single serve coffee brewing system. For most of us making a travel mug cup of coffee means 12oz of steaming hot coffee, and these K-Cups will hold their own. We're pretty excited to see three of our more travel friendly flavors available in this travel mug k-cup size:

  • French Roast Travel Mug K-Cups
  • Donut House Travel Mug K-Cups
  • Breakfast Blend Travel Mug K-Cups

We'll have some of these Travel Mug K-Cups to review soon, and we're also anxious to try them using less water than the travel mug setting. Perhaps we'll get a super dark brew?

These K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer , and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini B30.

At Travel Mug K-Cups

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March 15, 2010

Canon L Lens Look-Alike Travel Coffee Mug - More Than Meets the Eye


We like to think of this Canon travel mug as the transformers of coffee mugs. This deceptive lens looking travel mug was handed out at the Vancouver Olympic games. Josh Weisberg, director of the Microsoft Rich Media Group, got one at the Olympic Press Center, and sent the above photograph of it to PDNPulse. Alas - they are not for sale to the general public, but perhaps you can write Canon and tell them how much you want one. We'd like one too.

At PDNPulse

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March 5, 2010

ECO CUP - Save the Planet One Cup of Coffee at a Time


We're always on the lookout for a coffee cup that both helps us use less throwaway cups, and looks pretty cool. We've seen many versions of the "faux" porcelain cup, and we think the sleeve and lid in silicon makes this one a winner. The sleeve may come brown or white when you order this, and the single-walled, porcelain cup with attachable silicon lid keep drinks warm while helping the environment. just sent us word they've sold over 1000 cups since introduction last year of the ECO-Cup. That means they've helped to save 300,000+ paper, plastic, and styrofoam cups the fate of ending up in a landfill. Our hat is off to for featuring this product and promoting eco-friendly ways of enjoying coffee.

At ECO CUP and

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February 24, 2010

Thermos 16 Ounce Leak-Proof Travel Mug - Built Rugged for the Outdoors


We've just spent the morning trying to unfreeze a downspout, and thought how a really great rugged travel mug of warm coffee could have made the job easier. We have just found the TherMax double wall vacuum travel mug which locks in temperature to preserve flavor and freshness. We'll just take some warm coffee please.

This mug also features a unbreakable 18/8 stainless steel interior and exterior which would come in handy from the frustration of unfreezing the downspout. The mug has a Leak-proof 360° drink lid which makes coffee drinkable from any direction, and has a large footprint and sturdy rubber bottom.

At Thermos 16 Ounce Leak-Proof Travel

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February 10, 2010

Pixel Coffee Table Brings Out the 8 Bits In You


We love some good geek furniture, and this pixel table by Joongho Choi expands the boundaries of geekdom. The pixels start at the base expanding upwards into the coffee mug perch of your dreams. We'll have to see where this coffee table will fit in our house, but it may make it's debut in our sun porch area if it becomes commercially available.

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February 8, 2010

USB Powered Travel Mug Keeps Your Coffee Warm


This travel mug can use the power from one of the USB ports on your computer or usb hub to keep your coffee warm. It also has a 12V car adapter to keep beverages warm in the car, so when you're on the go you can stop worry about ice cold coffee (unless you are drinking iced coffee). The Electronic USB Travel Mug fits most drink holders, and the mug holds 16 ounces of your favorite beverage. This features a spill-proof lid, and the rubberized handle makes for a comfortable hold. Works with both PC and Macintosh computers and is USB ready.

At Random Good Stuff at Taylor Gifts

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February 4, 2010

Pac-Man Hot/Cold Coffee Mug - 8-Bit Coffee Action


Somedays the stars align to create the perfect coffee mug, and today is one of those days. The Pac Man coffee mug is blank when cold, but then shows you Pac Man and ghosts when the mug is hot. We love the 8-bit style graphics, and long for the days of table top arcade games at your favorite pizza palace. There is also a Space Invaders version, but in we're a bit more partial to Pac Man.

Via Random Good Stuff at Think Geek

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January 27, 2010

DIY Magnetized Coffee Sleeve - Stick On Coffee Cup Sleeve


The magnetized coffee sleeve started out as an attempt to create a plastic, magnetized cup holder that would let you stick your cup to the nearest available metal surface. However that seemed to be a bit much given coffee cups you get at Starbuck's or other coffee nooks, so it came to be more of a reusable sleeve with magnet features.

You can easily make your own version of this by snagging reusable coffee sleeves online, or making your own with perhaps some strips of fabric. All you'll need to do is attach a couple of strong magnets, and insert your favorite coffee beverage in a cup.

Via Lifehacker at Magnetic Coffee Sleeve

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January 18, 2010

Poem Coffee Cup and Saucer - Write Your Coffee Opus


We're always wondering where our pen has gone when we have a cup of single serve coffee, and this coffee cup fixes the issue. This cup is meant for the list takers of the world and poem lovers, that sit down with their cup of coffee and write away (like ourselves). Perhaps the next version of this will have an iPhone dock to make it a little more modern - or perhaps the rumored Apple Tablet.

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January 13, 2010

Do You Heat Up Your Coffee Cup Before Making a Cup of Coffee?


We realized that we're always heating up our coffee mugs here in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen when reviewing coffee, or just having a cup of our favorite single serve coffee. Since we use clear glass coffee cups, we simply rinse the cup out a few times under our instant hot dispenser to get the temperature up so the coffee stays hot longer in the cup. Another method we have used with non-clear cups is to simply microwave a coffee cup that is microwave safe but tends to heat up.

Other methods include using the cup warmers on various machines when we have them out in the test kitchen. We often heat up all of our espresso cups using the cup warmer on top of our Nespresso cube or the like - or we'll use the steam wand on our Gaggia to also heat up a cup or two.

Do you do this? Do you heat up your coffee cup prior to use? Do you think it makes a better cup of single serve coffee? Sound off in the comments and you can let us know via Twitter and Facebook as well whether you practice the art of coffee cup warming.

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