Coffeehead76 Senior Member Joined: 12 May 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Victoria Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sun May 12, 2013, 5:42am Subject: Will insulated mug/flask affect the taste of latte/cappuccino
Hi, just wondering if using an insulated mug will affect the taste for coffee that has milk ie latte. I am thinking of getting one as want to reduce the use of paper cup when I buy my cup of latte, but remember once when I had used one before, the latte hadnt tasted the same as from a paper cup.
Is it possible that the insulated/ keep warm function can affect the taste of milk?
EndTwo Senior Member Joined: 13 Mar 2013 Posts: 89 Location: Denmark Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Sun May 12, 2013, 6:49am Subject: Re: Will insulated mug/flask affect the taste of latte/cappuccino
Depends on how you plan to use it... If you plan to use an insolated cup like a paper one, ie drinking the coffee within a very short period of time after brewing, I can't see any problems. If you plan to let it wait for half an hour or more before drinking it there is to my knowledge two things you should be aware of: 1) coffee is best right after its brewed and 2) warm milk, at 60-70 degrees celsius, the ideal warmth for steamed milk, is also ideal temp for milk bacteria. This means milk can turn sour within an hour.
KLIX Senior Member Joined: 31 Aug 2012 Posts: 22 Location: Basingstoke, UK Expertise: Professional
Posted Sun May 12, 2013, 9:31am Subject: Re: Will insulated mug/flask affect the taste of latte/cappuccino
I have an insulated coffee mug and it makes my coffee taste like plastic, which isn't very pleasant at all. I suppose if you used another material like aluminum it might be better? I really enjoy being able to take a coffee with me on the go.
steamer Senior Member Joined: 11 Feb 2005 Posts: 897 Location: socal Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 8:32am Subject: Re: Will insulated mug/flask affect the taste of latte/cappuccino
I have several tumblers. One is plastic (startbucks) 16oz, and it works fine for my mocha's. I also have a stainless vacuum thermo 16oz, and it keeps it very hot for a long time. neither affect the taste. Both of these have been used for coffee also with no taste difference.
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