January 13, 2010
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.
January 11, 2010
We've seen some strange coffee cups in our time, but none with a zipper on the side. These cups are supposedly to be about bonding and a relationship, but we think they could just look cool too. You can purchase these in sets of 2 with 2 coasters included at $40 per pair through Molla Space.
Via Foolish Gadgets
December 22, 2009
Gizmodiva has a really great round up of interesting coffee mugs (many of which we've featured here at Single Serve Coffee). They go into great detail on the above mug, and also several other mugs including a Carabiner mug (we want one). Remember to check out our coffee cups and travel mugs section, and there's alway our favorites - the Bodum coffee cups.
More at Gizmodiva and Bodum Coffee Mugs
November 17, 2009
We've always been a clear coffee mug drinker here at Single Serve Coffee. We love how you can see the cream and sugar mix, and we love how the double walled clear mugs from Bodum keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold longer. We also love how no coaster is needed; the double wall of glass prevents condensation on the bottom of the mug. The mugs are made from durable, mouth-blown borosilicate glass is temperature safe and will never cloud in the dishwasher. The mugs are also dishwasher and microwave safe. One word of caution - be careful when you stir with large spoons or the like - the mugs are tough but can break with sharp contact.
At Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Café Latte Mug
November 12, 2009
Terra Keramik has rebranded their line of amazing coffee, espresso, and cappuccino mugs and is now called Artazza. We like the new name, and wish them the best of luck as their coffee mugs are some of the best we've ever had the pleasure of drinking coffee from. You can read our earlier review of their coffee mug here.
November 4, 2009
We've been on the hunt for a new travel mug, and we like the look and features of the Contigo mug. The Contigo Travel mug features a patented autoseal lid, and is 100-percent leak-proof and 100-percent spill-proof. You do have to press to sip, and when you release the mug seals. Vacuum-insulated technology keeps beverages hot for 4 hours, and cold for 12 hours. Also, the contoured body makes this mug easy to hold, and it fits most standard car cupholders
At Contigo Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
October 9, 2009
We're thinking this crazy toilet mug might be just the place for good and bad coffee to go. This toilet-shaped mug holds up to 12oz of your favorite hot beverage (how about single serve coffee) and will make your co-workers and friends do a double take. The hand painted Toilet Mug makes a great gag gift for any coffee or tea lover, and will gross out anyone who has a weak stomach. Imagine some tootsie rolls or floating marshmallows for the ultimate single serve coffee cappuccino toilet mug drink.
Via Random Good Stuff at Toilet Mug
September 23, 2009
We think this mug would both gross us out (and everyone around us), and remind us to brush our teeth. Each mug is hand carved to give the teeth that special uniqueness they deserve.
Via Gizmodo At MollaSpace
August 28, 2009
Maybe you think of tea when trying to dunk things into a cup, but we often think of coffee. We love to dunk a good cookie into a cup of single serve brew to make it a bit softer and more flavorful. The Mocha Dunk Mug fits the bill when it comes to dunking items being on hand for your coffee or tea - they're stored right in the bottom.
Via The Red Ferret Journal at Dunk Mug
August 17, 2009
We often take it for granted when filling up coffee cups or other liquid vessels - we can see how full they're getting unlike the blind. Braun has developed a coffee mug that plays a sound when the mug is full to the rim with single serve coffee. The Braun Bell concept mug plays a chime when the liquid hits one of three levels within the mug.
Via DVICE at Yanko