Monday, May 30, 2011

Reusable Coffee Cup Reviews

Reusable coffee cups and mugs come in all shapes, sizes and styles, but with so many different kinds how do select a premium reusable products? Normally, coffee mugs come in plastic, porcelain, ceramic, glass or stainless steel. While all these different types of materials offer different features, some of these materials are known to be better than others. By looking at these different materials that make up the coffee mug, a buyer can choose the perfect cup to accommodate their needs. Finally, we will look at how these different types of mugs effect the taste of your morning coffee.

Plastic coffee cups offer a variety of styles and sizes for you morning coffee, but this flexibility is substituted for quality in the overall cup. These cups can add the flavor of their materials to your coffee, altering the taste. Although, you might not realize it at first, the flavor is slowly eroded by these kinds of cups. Even worse, there is some debate as to whether these cups will release some of their more toxic ingredients into your coffee because of the high temperature of the water as it sits in the cup. Lastly, these cups are made of a porous material so they may absorb coffee oils and deposit them into your next cup of coffee, effecting the taste of the next cup. Although, these cups seem to offer a flexible material and can be considered a non-fragile cup, these cups are considered in the same classification as Styrofoam or paper cups.

Porcelain, glass and ceramic cups all fall in the same classification. These are the best of the best in terms of allowing your coffee to taste as good as it could. Because it's not porous, it holds the warmth for longer which preserves the flavor. These mugs are also reusable so they're environmentally friendly too. However, these mugs are very fragile and even though they may be suitable for an office environment, they may not be able to take on a more aggressive environment.

Stainless steel is a very common type of reusable cup, and is used in many different living or working environments. The advantages of a stainless steel cup is that these cups are made to be very tough, so they can be used in more extreme environments. These cups can be knocked over or dropped without cause any harm to the actual cup. Additionally, the style of these cups are very modern and cool, but offer a masculine look overall. The sizes of these mugs range from single serving up to a thermos to ensure you have enough coffee to get you through the day. Lastly, the taste of you morning coffee should not be affected by using a stainless steel cup, since stainless steel is not porous and hold heat well. However, you need to ensure that you wash this cup before your first use or you may have a metallic taste in your first cup of coffee.

Combined material cups are now making a statement in the reusable cup market. These mugs offer porcelain, ceramic or glass lined in stainless steel, which offers the quality of a porcelain, ceramic or glass cup with the durability of stainless steel mug. Additionally, these cups come in many shapes, sizes and styles to ensure it fits your needs. Lastly, due to the amount of different products in the reusable cup market it is best to find the perfect fit for you needs. Whether you are looking for quality through durability or style, there is a reusable cup out there for you.


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