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    Which thermal mug?

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    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

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    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. :D

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

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

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    how do u fit that under the pf :P :D

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    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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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    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote 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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    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.

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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.

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    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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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 694E584A52210 link=1244099450/14#14 date=1244600542
    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!
    Hoyks - I ended up buying a Bodum too, although it looks slightly different to the one you pictured below (mine has a handle but otherwise looks the same). I can also recommend the Bodum mug; it might not keep your coffee hot all day long, but it is still drinkable after 90 minutes plus.

    Squirrel

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Are any of these mugs
    1) completely seal & leak proof
    2) and will fit neatly in a ladies handbag

    KK

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C6861616262584C68746A68070 link=1244099450/16#16 date=1244606930
    Are any of these mugs
    1) completely seal & leak proof
    2) and will fit neatly in a ladies handbag

    KK

    Id ditch the handbag KK...

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B5F565655556F7B5F435D5F300 link=1244099450/16#16 date=1244606930
    Are any of these mugs
    1) completely seal & leak proof
    2) and will fit neatly in a ladies handbag

    KK
    I think what you are after there is a can!

    Even if one of these things was advertised as completely seal and leak proof, I wouldnt trust it to put in any kind of bag. Too risky to have an entire cups contents make an escape.

    As stated before, Ive been rotating between 2 Thermos travel mugs on a daily basis with no issues.
    They both go through the dishwasher after nearly every use. Ive had no issues with the lids, or holes blocking or parts coming away etc.
    All previous mugs I had used (including a Thermos brand one) had issues of some sort. Mostly, not liking the dishwasher.
    Mine have gone without issue for well over 8 months now.
    One of them might require replacing because I dropped it on concrete last week and fractured the plastic shroud on the bottom, but for $10 each on special, I think theyve done a super job.

    This is not the exact mug, but very close to how it looks.



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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 353D252F32560 link=1244099450/17#17 date=1244607142
    Id ditch the handbag KK... *
    Oooops
    Did not see that coming

    It is of course for my beautiful wife as she is a coffee snob by association with me

    She will not buy bad coffee any more at or close to work because its not as good as the home brew.

    I did start a post on slim one cup Thermos a little wile ago but I got only 1 reply *:(

    We do have a Thermos mug but it leaks
    KK



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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C7871717272485C78647A78170 link=1244099450/19#19 date=1244607527

    Oooops
    Did not see that coming

    It is of course for my beautiful wife as she is a coffee snob by association with me
    Just couldnt let that one pass ;D

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Ive taken the JOEmo on motorcycle rides in a pack on the back of the Moto Guzzi without leaks, so its pretty good. V-twins do vibrate a bit. :D It does have a separate screw-on lid for transport.

    Whether it would fit in a handbag depends on the size of the bag. It is 20 cm tall, just under 7 cm in diameter and holds 315 ml.

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 52767F7F7C7C4652766A7476190 link=1244099450/19#19 date=1244607527
    Quote Originally Posted by 353D252F32560 link=1244099450/17#17 date=1244607142
    Id ditch the handbag KK... *
    Oooops
    Did not see that coming

    It is of course for my beautiful wife as she is a coffee snob by association with me

    She will not buy bad coffee any more at or close to work because its not as good as the home brew.

    I did start a post on slim one cup Thermos a little wile ago but I got only 1 reply *:(

    We do have a Thermos mug but it leaks
    KK

    If you want to put in a handbag, or any bag for that matter, Id go for one of the thermos "soup". Small with screw sealed top with cup as the lid. You just cant drink from them on the go.

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    At the risk of mentioning the unmentionable coffee company, I picked up a great travel mug from Starbucks a couple of years ago - it was a combination - ceramic inner cup, encased in a stainless steel outer case (around the lower half). Excellent insulation properties, no impact on taste whatsoever.

    It was however, in a US store (hey, I was desperate!) so hopefully you might find one locally. Just wear a trench-coat and dark sun-glasses when you go in so no-one recognises you ;)

    -Alchemist-

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 59757C7C7F7F454B6F7B7C7C7F681A0 link=1244099450/23#23 date=1244672713
    Just wear a trench-coat and dark sun-glasses when you go in so no-one recognises you
    I had a laugh. Youre probably not at risk of any fellow CSers recognising you, so you can probably safely ditch the coat and sunglasses ;)

    Sounds like a great travel mug, though. Never seen one with a cermaic inner lining before - sounds ideal!

    Squirrel

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Quote Originally Posted by 202E2A372B2031450 link=1244099450/24#24 date=1244675796
    cermaic inner lining
    Cermaic
    "A new substance developed as a heat shield for the space shuttle."

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Is that material any different to ACogs Cermic pourover?

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    Re: Which thermal mug?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I have a patent pending on my new material, cermic. Cermaic is a cheap knockoff.

    Accept no substitutes!

    ;D



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