December 13, 2011
There's a new disposable coffee cup called Compleat which features an all-paper design that has a built-in lid with sipping spout. Peter Herman has come up with a greener, all-paper disposable cup that folds closed like a takeout container to form a sipping spout, and we are rejoicing.
Every week we probably use 3-5 disposable cups not matter how hard we try and bring our own travel mug. Imagine how many lids we use - and then imagine everyone who's doing this 1-2 times a day. That all amounts to a crazy number of lids being thrown out along with the paper cups.
Compleat could ultimately save retailers money too. It’s just one piece, and that will be unique in the coffee drinker's mind. Also since the lids are foldable, they can have messaging on them that is sure to please Cafes trying to remind customers about their coffee and offerings. Launch date and for whom Compleat ultimately rolls out too is still up in the air, but we'd love to see it soon.
Via Co Design
December 7, 2011
Car and Driver has an impressive run down of several travel coffee mugs, and it's a killer article. Each of the coffee mugs they check for heat retention, shake weight, 20 foot drop, and drive away (leaving it on the top of your car). We're pretty sure we've wondered about all of these factors for every travel mug we've ever owned. They feature the Bubba Bottle Classic, Highwave JOEmo, Thermos Nissan Travel Mug, Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless-Steel Travel-Mug, Sun's Tea Double-Wall Glass Mug, and the Thermos Stainless King Travel Tumbler.
We encourage you to check it out even if you're thinking of not buying for yourselves but perhaps a gift for other single serve coffee drinkers this season. We also think the photo gallery is well done.
November 18, 2011
We just picked up a set of these 15-Ounce glasses with silicone grips in purple and we love them. This set of 6 15 ounce Bodum Pavina mugs is made of heat resistant borosilicate glass and silicone, and each set includes two red, two green and two orange cups. The best part is these glasses can be used for both hot and cold beverages and all parts are dishwasher safe. We've been using ours for both drinking water and enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Also the silicone grip is amazing for keeping your hand from burning on the hotter beverages.
At Bodum Pavina Assorted Color 15-Ounce Glasses
October 28, 2011
Better watch out and not bite this DONUT COFFEE MUG before you've had a little caffeine or you might have some sore teeth. Chocolate covered donuts with sprinkles are one of our favorites, and if you don't get this mug for yourself get it for your office mate so you can enjoy it as well.
October 25, 2011
The 2 Faced Vampire Mug has a comical vampire smile on one side and the same smile but with dripping blood on the other. We think this funky mug will take a bite out of your morning cup of single serve coffee, and it's not only perfect for the Halloween time frame but all year round. The mug is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
October 17, 2011
This Smart Lid has a color change material that shows the coffee is hot when red, and brown when cool enough to drink. We like visual hints of how not to burn our mouth that includes not just steam in our every day coffee drinking. Why doesn't every coffee shop start using these lids? Even if there was a part of the lid that showed how hot the coffee temperature was and not the entire lid we'd be happy, and have less burnt mouths.
October 7, 2011
This clever tumbler idea from designers Jang Jin-Hee and Min-Jeong makes people reconsider how much they use disposable cups. When people order a coffee from their local shop a sensor is activated which slowly lights up more parts of the tumbler to remind you of the world effect your waste or conservation can have. The mug will also work 365 times and when you reach 365 - the entire mug will light up.
Continue reading: "Eco Coffee Tumbler Lights Up While You Sip"
September 29, 2011
What's not to like about coffee and this coffee mug? Nothing. We love the Facebook like graphic combined with our favorite cup of coffee, and for $9.99 you can like coffee all day long. Great for sipping your favorite cup of joe while checking on your Facebook status, right? We think so.
Via Foolish Gadgets at Perpetual Kid
September 27, 2011
The Thermos Sipp 16-Ounce Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug combines sleek style with unique functional features. The TherMax double-wall vacuum insulation is designed to keep liquids hot for 5 hours and cold for 9 hours, and it's crafted with an unbreakable stainless-steel interior and exterior. The Eastman Tritan lid is BPA free and has a built- in tea hook for tea bags or most loose-leaf infusers. What we like best is the leak-proof lid with one-hand push-button operation which holds up to 16 ounces. We've found ours to be easy to clean up, and if you want a travel mug that's slim enough to fit in almost any drink holder in your car - this one is it.
September 19, 2011
The Beatles Revolver cofee cup has appeared from the internet ether thanks to our post last week about the Abbey Road coffee mug. If we had to pick an album to drink our single serve coffee by every time it would be Revolver from the Beatles. Good Day Sunshine and other hits like Yellow Submarine speak to our coffee morning and we have to think getting such a mug would only enhance it.