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Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 6:51am
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Hi everyone,

I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal today (August 19, 2013) about how a couple of guys came up with an idea for these "beans" you put in your espresso to keep it at the right temp for much longer. How much longer? Well, they don't really say. But the idea is that they absorb excess heat when it's too hot and then release it when the drink cools down.

I think it's a great idea but I couldn't imagine spending $60 on a set. I like my coffee but not that much :-).

http://www.joulies.com/

They're also available at Amazon.com if you want to spend $10 more for the same product (go figure!).

So, has anyone tried these? Do they really work like they claim?

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Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 7:44am
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My Joulies review from April of last year:
http://www.frcndigital.com/coffee/joulies.html

 
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Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 7:49pm
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they look pretty cool.  My question would be how practical are they to use routinely.  I mean, isn't it a PIA to have to carry them around, retrieve them from a dirty cup, wash them, etc?  I could see that using them at a stable location would be less of a pain, but if one were to use them for mobile applications, then I'd expect them to get left behind more and more as time passes.

 
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Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 8:14pm
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Their most valuable use is in an insulated travel mug or in a thermos bottle. In a plain coffee mug they are not worth it really. A number of negative reviews I found reviewed them that way (in plain ceramic, open coffee mugs) and it was concluded they were not worth the money. My test was using identical insulated travel mugs and they worked as advertised- brought the coffee down to a drinkable temperature faster and held it there for a longer period of time.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 2:50am
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Man' not again. Do a search for them, there is a loooooooong thread / discussion on them, long burried which IMHO it should be. YMMV

 
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:35am
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Ha! I read the old thread...all 6 pages...and I can see why you'd like to see it forever buried, Wayne. Of course, now there ought to be some "scientific" evidence to back the prior suppositions. Anyhow, I don't really see myself needing or wanting anything like that, but I do find the concept quite interesting.  I don't recall who mentioned it, Steve Reinhart maybe, but I would also think that putting the material between the walls of an air insulated mug, would be a better option than dropping them loose into the cup (assuming they actually do anything - as claimed).  I'd have to see some rigorous data on it first though.

 
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:52pm
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emradguy Said:

..... dropping them loose into the cup (assuming they actually do anything - as claimed). .

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Did no one read my review?!  ughhhhh.    :-/

 
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 4:47pm
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I did read your review, every it of it.  I studied the graph too...and I actually think they'd make a pretty cool gift. Though, I don't see myself using them.

I just didn't want to get Wayne all excited again :)

 
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 7:58pm
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emradguy Said:

I just didn't want to get Wayne all excited again :)

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LOL!

I was wondering where the "1" on the hit counter came from!  :-D

 
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Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013, 5:19am
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LOUD LOL!!!! :D

 
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