Keepcup where to buy
Just wondering if anyone knows a good place in the Sydney cbd where you can buy a keepcup? I don't mind if it's a Campos branded one. Ordering online and paying postage seems like a waste...
Mecca sells a branded Keepcup. In the CBD they have a cafe in King Street and another at Circular Quay : cnr Alfred and George.
Highly recommend Joco keep cup. Made of strengthened glass so no plastic tasting coffee or stained cup. A few cafés sell them as well as manufacturer website. Great Australian product, lots of colours (silicon sleeve and lid) and two sizes. I know you said you didn't want to buy something on line but I reckon this product worth paying a bit extra for.
+1 for the Joco cup. I bought one a few days ago on the above recommendation from a shop in Brisbane. Finally a cup that doesn't retain the taste of previous drinks and detergent.
Thanks for the feedback guys. I checked out Mecca and they only had the 8oz small cup and I was after the large one 12oz.
I found a place the fine food store on the rocks, Sydney which had them for $15 and I got a free coffee.
I decided I'd upgrade to the joco later if I had a problem with the plastic.
So far I've had one coffee and my only issue was a hint of the plastic smell that it has before the first washing. I'm pretty sure that will go after another coffee but will report back if it sticks around.
Just a quick update.
At this point after a week of using the keepcup it still seems to have a bit of a taint to the flavour/aroma. Might need some more soaking. But taking a sip then moving away from the cup before smelling still gives a hint of plastic.
Hopefully this goes away after more time but right now if it doesn't improve I would stay clear.
Keep using it prongs...I have used mine for ages and never notice a plastic taint. I sure like them better than getting a waxy paper cup these days at least.
I have a glass "keep cup" brand. Not sure if they're new or not?
They're fairly new, Anthorien.
I saw them late last year in a fave cafe and liked the look of them but didn't grab one and now wished I had!
Try Vella Nero on Clarence Street. Or Paramount Coffee Project in Surry Hills.
Originally Posted by prongs386
Yes, it probably is, but is travelling somewhere worth your time? I ordered the 12 oz Cork KeepCup online, and paid $50 postage.
Originally Posted by prongs386
Agree with Scoots here. Have had mine like since...the first time Keep cup was at the MICE. Goes through the dishwasher and all, and I have never had the plastic smell/taste. Love it to bits.
Originally Posted by scoota_gal
I have a plastic Keepcup and a glass one, they both retain the plastic smell, but not the taste, although the two are so closely interrelated that it's still a bit off putting. The glass one is better but the smell comes from the plastic lid. A great place to get them in Sydney is Marketa cafe in Town Hall place, best price I've found and good coffee if you get the young guy.
I also have an Arcosteel double wall glass one with a silicone lid that goes ok from Woolies, it was $11 I think.
All of these are ok, but I find any plastic or silicone lid to retain the smell of coffee, detergent or dishwasher.
I'm still looking for the perfect one, I'm thinking maybe something stainless steel? I'll check out the Joco.
Extra points for one that will fit well in my idiotically narrow Peugeot cup holder.
I am going to check out this one - stainless steel, insulated
Cheeky Keep Cup
OK, I bought the 8oz Cheeki stainless steel insulated keep cup the other day. A few comments on it:
Cost - $16.95
Looks - I think it looks pretty good, better than the plastic alternatives. The coloured band is silicone, the top is a hard (BPA free) plastic.
Taste - I soaked the cup for hours in hot water before use. I haven't detected any metallic taste. Much better than the plastic cups.
Insulation - Its no thermos, obviously heat is still going to still be lost through the lid. I wanted something that would keep a coffee made at home hot for a 30 minute car drive so that I could drink it at work. With this the coffee is still acceptable after 30 minutes, but its not hot. Maybe I should just drink it in the car...
Lid - simple swivel opener. However the coffee pools annoyingly on the lid. If you were on the go this would likely end up down your shirt.
Overall - good for short term use. Good for use at home or work if like me you make a cuppa and forget to drink it immediately
Hope this helps
You could also consider a Contigo West Loop Autoseal Travel Mug, or the newer West Loop 2.0 Autoseal Mug. Double walled vacuum insulated stainless steel and a leak-proof lid. At RRP you won't get much change from $40, but you can find prices in the $21-$26 range online or at DJs. It's on the large side at 450ml and therefore won't suit everybody, but you don't have to fill it. Claims to keep beverages hot for up to 4 hours; I don't have any personal experience of that, but mine has kept black coffee hot for well over an hour.