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krisdb
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Posted Tue Oct 13, 2009, 9:07am
Subject: In search of perfect coffee mug
 

I've been looking everywhere for the perfect coffee tumbler for myself, but I don't think what I'm looking for exists.  Ideally, I'd like to find a porcelain/ceramic version of the stainless steel design of most tumblers, for example this one.  I can't use stainless steel because I microwave my coffee at work.  I purchased this mug, but the lid does not have a seal at all and it does not keep the coffee hot for very long.  I'd like to find a double-walled mug.

Barring that, I've even been just trying to find a nice porcelain/ceramic double-walled coffee mug (preferably with a lid).  The closest I could find was the Canteen mug from Bodum, but I wrote Bodum and was told they are not microwave safe.

I'm probably going to end up with the Bodum Presso, even though I'm leery about the glass and it breaking, but it's the closest I could find to what I wanted.

The DCI I'm Not a Paper Cup would have been ideal, but it holds such a small amount of coffee.  I actually bought it, but returned it.

If anyone knows of a nice tumbler-design ceramic/porcelain mug/container please me know.  Thanks.
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Posted Tue Oct 13, 2009, 9:23am
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I totally feel your pain when it comes to finding the perfect travel mug, but c'mon, you microwave your coffee?!?! Maybe a better idea would be get a kettle for work and bring a bodem travel french press like this one filled with coffee ground at home.  Waaaaaaay better than microwaved coffee, my friend!
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Posted Fri Oct 16, 2009, 8:55pm
Subject: Re: In search of perfect coffee mug
 

What I have/use and have for about 7-8 years now is a cup left over from an old Black and Decker one cup coffee maker. It is made of a hard rubber type of material and does have a lid. It is not insulated but does keep my coffee relatively warm while I drink it. It usually takes me about 30 minutes to drink the cup (drive from the house to work in about 25 minutes, still warm (but not hot). It works just fine for me, and I do use it every day to make two cups of AeroPress coffee with it, so it does stand up to a lot of pressure applied to it.

I haven't seen anything that I would trade for it, yet (at a decent price, anyway). It does take microwaving, too. But, to each his own.

 
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Posted Sun Oct 18, 2009, 4:55am
Subject: Re: In search of perfect coffee mug
 

Take a melitta one cup pour over cone to work, along with some coffee that you have freshly ground right before leaving.  This, with a small electric kettle, will provide the perfect cup of coffee, and takes about as much time as a cup of instant.  Melitta actually makes a set up that comes with a travel tumbler called Ready Set Joe.
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Posted Sun Oct 18, 2009, 9:31am
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I'm not sure why you microwave your coffee at work (unless that's how you brew it.) I like my 18oz. Nissan Mug which keeps the coffee hot for 2-3 hours (and I mean hot, not warm.) I have the 14oz version with the 360 degree sipping lid that I used almost daily for 2 years and it still works great. I even use a Nissan thermos to bring an extra 32oz of coffee with me so I can sip coffee all morning long. I don't miss getting up every 20-30 minutes to heat my coffee up in the microwave.
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Posted Sun Oct 18, 2009, 3:54pm
Subject: Re: In search of perfect coffee mug
 

Here is something which is at least as good as what you are seeking:

Click Here (www.beveragefactory.com)

It is a bit on the spendy side and there is no lid.  It is hard for me to imagine a ceramic double walled cup although I suppose it would be possible to make one.  Borosilicate glass is the material of choice.  Avoid the Pyrex brand since they long ago changed from borosilicate glass to some tempered soda lime glass.  AKA window glass.

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krisdb Said:

I've been looking everywhere for the perfect coffee tumbler for myself, but I don't think what I'm looking for exists.  Ideally, I'd like to find a porcelain/ceramic version of the stainless steel design of most tumblers, for example this one.  I can't use stainless steel because I microwave my coffee at work.  I purchased this mug, but the lid does not have a seal at all and it does not keep the coffee hot for very long.  I'd like to find a double-walled mug.

Barring that, I've even been just trying to find a nice porcelain/ceramic double-walled coffee mug (preferably with a lid).  The closest I could find was the Canteen mug from Bodum, but I wrote Bodum and was told they are not microwave safe.

I'm probably going to end up with the Bodum Presso, even though I'm leery about the glass and it breaking, but it's the closest I could find to what I wanted.

The DCI I'm Not a Paper Cup would have been ideal, but it holds such a small amount of coffee.  I actually bought it, but returned it.

If anyone knows of a nice tumbler-design ceramic/porcelain mug/container please me know.  Thanks.

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PJK
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Posted Sun Oct 18, 2009, 4:04pm
Subject: Re: In search of perfect coffee mug
 

I just noticed that you returned a cup which was too small.  Here is an other link to a borosilicate glass which can be had in various sizes:

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

Phil

 
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Posted Tue Oct 20, 2009, 11:52am
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As much as I hate the thought of microwaved coffee, I know Starbucks has a double walled "To-go" mug that comes with a sealing lid. I think it's like 14oz.
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krisdb
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Posted Thu Oct 22, 2009, 12:00pm
Subject: Re: In search of perfect coffee mug
 

I microwave my coffee because I cold press it.  Cold pressed coffee, to me, taste 10X better than any hot brewed technique.  I've tried french press, aeropress and nothing comes close to how smooth cold pressed coffee is.  I don't even use cream and sugar anymore.  The downside, is trying to find a way to heat the coffee.

I ended up getting a ceramic mug at Starbucks.  Not the most ideal but it works.  I wanted to get one from Caribou, but they had a horrible selection.

I cold press my coffee using a Bodum travel press, then pour it into my mug when I get to work and microwave it to heat it.

Thanks for all the replies.
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