March 5, 2009
The On-Orbit Coffee Cup uses surface tension to hold liquid in zero-g, and was invented by astronaut Donald Pettit after a mission or two of coffeeless space flights. The cup isn't real yet (it's just a render), and we're not sure most people would even get a chance to use one in zero G unless the number of ways to get off the planet improves, but it does inspire us to think of the future that never seems to come of space travel to distant stars sipping on single serve coffee.
February 20, 2009
We're always on the look out for clear mugs, and this Glass Mug from DWR fits the bill. Built for everyday use, the Glass Mug is a versatile vessel for single serve coffees of all types (even decaf). Microwave and dishwasher safe, this borosilicate glass mug is tough, and only costs $15.
At Design Within Reach
February 16, 2009
It's President's Day here in the US, and we thought we'd celebrate by finding something Presidential like this coffee mug with presidential slogans. Two centuries of Presidential campaign slogans adorn this mug, including "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too," "All the Way with Adlai," I Like Ike," "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!," and "Clinton: A Cure for the Blues.", and it holds 12 ounces of your favorite single serve coffee.
At Presidential Slogan Coffee Mug
February 9, 2009
The boulder mug is not made of stone, but it is made of hard ceramic goodness. You can drink coffee primal style each morning, and if someone bothers you bonk them over the head with the boulder mug. We recommend for the full experience making a large fire, getting a purple dinosaur, and a wife named Wilma.
Via productdose.com at Urban Outfitters
February 2, 2009
We often look at the arguments for greener options in our lives, and wonder - just because it's greener how much energy did it take to produce this green product? How long do we have to use this greener option to make it truly green? It is a question that Single Serve Coffee has been looking at for years, and we've finally found said answer. A Dutch study that demonstrated that we have to drink a lot of coffee out of our ceramic cup to beat out the paper or polystyrene one. Now a new study from the University of Victoria confirms this feeling that greener isn't always greener (or at least not right away).
According to Adharanand Finn in the Guardian, one needs to use the ceramic cup over 1,000 times to outdo the polystyrene cup, and even more compared to paper. It may not sound very plausible - but on closer inspection the arguments seem to add up. Firstly, ceramic cups use more energy in their production. Second, there is all the hot water and washing-up liquid used when you wash up your mug. Third there's the environmental consequences of distributing ceramic mugs - because they are bigger and heavier than polystyrene cups, which can be tightly stacked, you are looking at more ship and lorry journeys, using more fuel. And, finally, polystyrene cups can be more easily recycled. So hang on to your ceramic or stainless steel mug and in three or four years you will have made a difference.
Read more at Are Ceramic Cups Greener Than Disposables?
January 22, 2009
Yes - we've featured all kinds of mugs here at Single Serve Coffee, but not one that can clearly make your brain hurt. Imagine getting up and filling your coffee mug with piping hot java juice, and then trying to write on it. Well, this mug might not be fore everyone, but if you like being stared at directly with a task while you drink your coffee, then this mug is for you.
January 6, 2009
Sick of trying to remember all those little things each morning over coffee? Try leaving yourself a note on these mugs. The mugs are available with four color tops - yellow, blue, red or green. They come with 3 sticks of chalk, so you won't have to steal any pieces from your kids. These mugs are hand wash only, but we expect the price of communication on your coffee cup is worth it.
At Chalk Mug - I Want One Of Those
December 22, 2008
Competition grade? Yep. Finally you will be able to challenge your Single Serve Coffee friends to a cappuccino competition. These espresso and cappuccino cups are dishwasher-safe ceramic coffee chalices made free of lead and cadmium glazes. They're also triple fired so that they're extra durable. They are available in eight vibrant colors, accented in platinum, and hand signed. Additionally, these coffee mugs are the preferred choice of over 30 professional baristi for their regional, national, and international competitions.
December 17, 2008
This mug allows you to print the profile pictures of the Twitter friends you follow across it's surface. It also makes a great gift at only $14.
If you didn't know Single Serve Coffee has a twitter account, and we post our news and views there daily as well. We challenge you to follow us, and we'll print out a mug for everyone here at the Single Serve Coffee after we follow you.
November 19, 2008
With the new Star Trek movie coming out in the Spring we're pretty sure you're going to need to upgrade your coffee cup to a plasma one. After the upgrade, your current double walled glass mugs are also going to look pretty old Trek. The Plasma Mug and coaster works as you would expect - you simply place the mug on the stand and plasma flows around the beverage within trapped in the glass walls of the coffee cup. The light emitted by the mug won't affect the beverage in it, and you also don't have to worry about any warp core breaches. The Plasma Cup can be bought for $19,99.