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RossResearch
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Posted Fri Sep 24, 2004, 2:05pm
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Recently I set up a post called "tell of your "to-go" cup frustrations and I would first like to thank everybody who replied. You were a huge asset to our design group. Anyway, I was wondering what you would create if you were to design a new coffee cup. What changes would you make in order to correct you're frustrations with the current "to-go" cups? We only have five people in our group and have come up with some pretty good ideas I believe. But we decided it would be best to get fresh ideas, especially from those who love coffee.
Secondly, if a shop upped its prices by about 40 cents and provided a travel/commuter cup instead of a to-go cup and then gave a 60 cent discount everytime you reused it to buy their coffee, would you imlement this travel cup idea? Your opinions are greatly appreciated!
Thank you
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Posted Fri Sep 24, 2004, 6:09pm
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RossResearch Said:

Secondly, if a shop upped its prices by about 40 cents and provided a travel/commuter cup instead of a to-go cup and then gave a 60 cent discount everytime you reused it to buy their coffee, would you imlement this travel cup idea?

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I used to love the whole "travel mug" concept until I started drinking espresso and cappucino.  My espresso will never get above 2.5 oz; my cappa and americanos will never get above 7 oz.

The travel mugs I usually see are 16 - 32 oz.  That size: 1) wouldn't fit in my car cup holder; and 2) would be overkill for the volume of fluid I drink from a coffee house.

That said, the travel mugs are great for those who regularly drink drip or latte.

I'd like to see some new-fangled cup design, incorporating both paper and styrofoam.  ;-)

Jeremy

 
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Posted Fri Sep 24, 2004, 6:46pm
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Like the paper cups with styrofoam lining?

They make 'em
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Posted Sun Sep 26, 2004, 8:17am
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So there you have it - we want an insulated, ceramic lined, 4oz, thermally insulated, reuseable mug with some sort of lid.   It would either have to fit a car cup holder or come with a cup holder that could be attached to a dashboard.

Wonder how much that would cost to make?
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Posted Sun Sep 26, 2004, 9:07am
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expobar Said:

Like the paper cups with styrofoam lining?

They make 'em

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I haven't seen those, but that is similar to what I was thinking.  Although, on second thought, if there is going to be a styro lining, why not just use a completely styro cup?  What is gained by having the paper exterior?  I guess its easier to print the name of the coffee shop on paper?

 
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Posted Sun Sep 26, 2004, 10:57am
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no, its paper cup with a styrofoam outside.  helps keep your hands from being burnt, i'll try to find a link.
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