We're starting to think ahead to entertaining and the holiday parties that we'll be hosting. Not surprisingly around the Single Serve kitchens we offer coffee at our get togethers. But in order to show off our stuff, we do up our coffees in glass mugs. We are huge fans of the Bodum double-walled coffee cups. Those cool double walls that let the drink hang suspended in mid-air. I am sure that you have seen them in our reviews and around the site. The other one that we like to offer holiday drinks in is a simple Irish Coffee Footed Glass Mug. They can really show off a nice latte, an Irish coffee or any coffee with some whipped cream; yum.
Halloween is right around the corner. We just did a run down of some Pumpkin Spice single serve coffees in K Cups and Coffee Pod styles. Well, we need something to serve those drinks up in, and we found these Halloween Festive mugs to enjoy our coffee in. I like the one with the witch on her broom. While I would recommend a nice coffee in these, a good hot cider is a great fall classic too. Enjoy.
The Glow Cap was created to highlight the sip hole of a beverage lid, or for single serve coffee drinkers - a coffee cup lid! We're not sure how much glow you'd get in the city (as we're in Boston), but we can remember days of growing up in rural Maine where this might come in handy. We also think this might be a killer addition to movie drink tops, as we are always wondering where the straw end or drink hole is in a darkened movie.
We're not sure when you'll see glow caps, as the site seems to be from the inventor of the Glow Cap - Brandi Samuels. Maybe after a few rounds around the blogosphere, they'll get their wish and Glow Caps will start appearing in a dark place near you.
From the site:
Traveling between dusk and dawn means spending a good portion of time in dimly lit situations. Beverage consumption during such times can be difficult with disposable containers. The sip hole of a beverage cup lid is small and can become hard to find in the dark. Those trying to consume coffee, tea, or other hot beverages can easily spill the drink, burning themselves if incorrectly guessing the location of the sip hole. This can be a frustrating and annoying experience for consumers. The Glow Cap provides the perfect solution to this problem.
This WMF Kult coffee mug features a sleek, contemporary design in high quality stainless steel, with double-wall insulation. Made from high quality 18/10 stainless steel, the mug features a satin-finish exterior finish in keeping with a contemporary look, while the interior has a mirror shine. The black plastic on the handle will keep those nasty smudges at bay, but will also keep your hand cool when the mug is full of piping hot single serve coffee.
We have really been enjoying these double-walled coffee cups from Bodum over the past few months for doing reviews of new single serve coffees and coffee machines. The coffee seems suspended in mid air, and the best part? Add a little cream and sugar and you can really create a whirling storm of coffee flavored fun. It's like you've created a coffee tornado! We've put a little video together for you, so you can see the double-walled coffee cups in action.
How about a leaky bottom on your single serve coffee cup? The leaky bottom helps to make sure the annoying puddles on the top of the cup never happens in your dishwasher. Of course, you could just set the cup at a slight angle and do the same thing, if you really want to be sure these cups are for you.
We've experienced the Ready Set Joe One-Cup Coffeemaker from Melitta several times over the past year. One on a trip to San Francisco where we had fresh roasted coffee made with it that was nothing short of amazing. The second time was on the side of a mountain camping up in New Hampshire, and more recently we got a present of some fresh roasted coffee and tried it out again. Good results always seemingly follow if you're patient, pour your hot water slowly, and then kick back and relax with the coffee.
The fading mug reveals a hidden print when you make your cup of single serve coffee. After the coffee has been drunk or your coffee cools down, you'll see the original image again. You can also get a custom logo or image put on the mug as well.
Unique and definitely different, these mugs have a variety of cool shapes and designs. Each mug is equipped with a giant handle and a contoured body to accommodate the nature of a curved hand. Choose from 10 different styles and now that each of these one of a kind mugs have been shaped with ergonomics in mind.
Green Mountain has been working with International paper over the past year to create a compost-able coffee cup - dubbed the EcoTainer. They're making such a cup because Americans discarded over 14.4 billion cups just last year.
Based on anticipated growth of specialty coffees, that number will grow to 23 billion by 2010--enough to circle the globe 88 times." Plus they calculated that the petrochemicals consumed in the making of that many cups would be equal to keeping 8,300 homes heated for one year. The Ecotainer addresses this by having corn based liner, instead using a quarter of a million pounds of petro-plastic. In short, it can be composted and returned to the earth to make more soil. GMCR and IP go on to suggest that by opting for a corn-based they'll conserve the consumption of nearly 250,000 pounds (113,400 kg) of non-renewable petrochemicals every year. And 70% of the energy used for the paperboard manufacture is from renewables.
We hope that the K-Cups being produced will also be compost-able in the near future. Recyclable or compost-able K-Cups would make everyone here at Single Serve Coffee really happy and also make the future of single serve coffee more planet friendly.
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