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  • Which thermal mug?

    Can anyone recommend a particular brand/make of thermal travel mug for espresso-based beverages?

    Im looking for something that retains heat for as long as possible and is also made from materials that dont affect (or retain) taste.  

    Suggestions on where to buy would be great also.

    Thank you,

    Squirrel

  • #2
    Re: Which thermal mug?

    I can suggest not to get the Thermos travel mug. I paid a few dollars more thinking itll be better than the rest... but alas It still is plastic and it still makes any coffee taste like caca! >

    On a positive note it does keep the caca hot.

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    • #3
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      Ive never liked thermal mugs. What I am considering is buying some paper thermal cups and lids. Relatively cheap and since I wont be using them every day it would seem like a really great option for me. Since the cups and lids sell separate there is always the option of washing the lids when done.

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      • #4
        Re: Which thermal mug?

        I seen them just yesterday Justin at European Foods....Not a bad idea too!

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        • #5
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          Ive got a Bodum thermal mug that I bought at my local Coffee Shop, Real Coffee.  It cost me $35.00 but was worth every cent - keeps my coffee hot from when I make it at around 7.00am before I go to work and Ive picked it up at 10.00am and theres still some warmth to it.

          Because its made of Stainless Steel, it doesnt affect the coffee taste overly much (I think anything other than glass/ceramic imparts a flavour, its just minimising that flavour that is the tricky bit).

          The lid is designed so that its low spill, but easy enough to drink from. No little bitty hold to get clogged up and not let air through because the drinking holes and shape of the lid are conducive to taking a slurp without you having to cover the hold with your mouse to stop overspill.

          Ive attached a picture of it, if it interests you but Ive had a search online and cant find anywhere you could buy one from now, unless a sponsor has one in stock, like mine was:-



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          • #6
            Re: Which thermal mug?

            how do u fit that under the pf :P

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            • #7
              Re: Which thermal mug?

              Thats when 30ml shot glasses come in handy - two of those suckers in that bad boy for a good coffee make!


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              • #8
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                Thanks for the suggestion Hoyks. Actually I nearly picked up one of those today at David Jones; will take the recommendatiotn on notice.

                In the meantime, has anyone ever heard of the Brugomug? See: http://www.brugomug.com.au/. Look great, but sound a little over-engineered and hard to clean IMHO...

                Squirrel

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                • #9
                  Re: Which thermal mug?

                  i dont get it, you should be able to drink coffees straight away. this thing somehow cools it a bit. i think the bodum is a bit less hassle

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                  • #10
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                    I highly recommend something by Zojirushi, a Japanese company.  The insulation on these things is amazing.  Just look for the elephant logo.

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                    • #11
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                      Wife has the Copco Endeavour Mug, that is fairly good.. Better than the Free ones from Repco etc..

                      http://www.copco.com/store/site/product.cfm/id/E61EA8E9-475A-BAC0-5D3D45EDC81D05A2/fid/E61EA8F9-475A-BAC0-563347BC4D03811B.cfm

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                      • #12
                        Re: Which thermal mug?

                        Originally posted by 2C22263B272C3D490 link=1244099450/7#7 date=1244117123
                        In the meantime, has anyone ever heard of the Brugomug? See: http://www.brugomug.com.au/. Look great, but sound a little over-engineered and hard to clean IMHO...
                        That one seems like a solution in search of a problem.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Which thermal mug?

                          I bought one through Radio Paradise that I use with iced coffee, and it works very well, although I havent tried it with hot coffee. Its a JoeMo by High Wave and is mostly stainless steel.

                          Greg

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                          • #14
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                            i have bought quite a few of these of the last couple of years, including the cheap no-name ones & the thermos ones, and what I find is the lids break first. the slide things usually fall off, and they are a nightmare to try & clean as well. Many of them leak too. I think I would invest in a more expensive one, simply coz Ive bought sooo many of the $10 -$15 ones.

                            The taste I cannot account for because its usually for my daughters Milo.

                            Rose

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                            • #15
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                              Im with you, Rose, which is why I ended up buying the Bodum.

                              Ive got a veritable cupboard full of half dead travel mugs ranging from $10.00 from Woolies to $20.00 from Gloria Jeans.

                              Ive found that most of them, rather than the lids breaking, ended up either losing their bottom patch which made them take in water in the casing while I was washing them, or the lids just asked for you to either burn your mouth, end up really kacky from coffee residue because they slopped even though they purported to be non-spill, or the little air hole clogs up with milk foam.

                              Ive had the Bodum now for around 2 months, used on an almost daily basis to take my coffee to work, and Ive not had an issue with it yet.

                              Cant recommend it highly enough!

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