Friday, February 13, 2009

Mug: Hybrid mug. Contigo™ desktop ceramic mug with travel lid (not shown), rubber base and handle. Stainless steel jacket adds insulation.

Coffee: Colombian Supremo, as always (almost).

Notes: An OK mug. The base is too big to fit into my car's cup-holder (maybe it would fit the Toyota Prius' cup-holders at work). The idea is to combine the classic drinking qualities of ceramic (no flavor impartation, good heat retention, and a great tactile experience for the lips) with the superior heat retention qualities of a double-walled stainless steel mug.

I don't think they were very successful in the design, as the steel appears to be single-wall, and therefore lacks the "vacuum bottle" effect and efficiency of a true double-walled thermal mug. But it's a pleasant, hefty mug.