Choosing Your On The Go Coffee Mug
These days the average person travels with one hand clutched to a newspaper and the other hand holding onto their morning coffee. For the average coffee addict, finding the perfect mug to handle the wear and tear of daily use on the run can be challenging. There are many mug options to choose from and it can be tricky to decide which one will best suit your lifestyle. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you chose the perfect commute mug to hold your cappuccino when you are on the on the go.
Before purchasing a mug, the first (and maybe most important) question you should ask is Will it keep my coffee warm for a long period of time? If you are on the road for a long time, the last thing you want to worry about is taking a sip of cold coffee. Checking out the quality of the insulation is therefore a must before committing to a purchase. Another factor you want to take into consideration is whether or not the mug has a tight seal. There’s nothing worse than opening up a cup of coffee and spilling the contents all over yourself. Not only would you look like a chump, but you would also lose your morning caffeine fix. Purchasing a mug with a tight seal can help you avoid unnecessary leaks when traveling and also reduce your chance of getting accidentally burnt.
To Handle or Not to Handle?
Depending on your preferences, you may want to get a mug with a handle so you have more control when drinking. A mug with a handle can also be easier for you to carry in one hand without the worry of it slipping out of your reach. These days, however, there are several sleek mugs that have no obtrusive handle. If you carry your mug in a car regularly then you may prefer one without a handle to ensure that it fits effortlessly into the cup holder in your car. Mugs without handles also tend to take up less space and can therefore be packed easily into a backpack, which saves you the trouble of having to carry it in your hand. These mugs also tend to have more aesthetic appeal due to the minimalistic design, so if that tickles your fancy it may prove to be a great option for you to consider.
If you’re the type of person that carries an endless list of items to and from work you may want to consider getting a mug that is lightweight; no sense in having extra weight to lug around all day. Also, depending on if you walk or drive, you should consider whether your mug is compact enough that it could be easily stashed away when you don’t want to carry it in your hand anymore. In recent times mugs have been designed to be more ergonomic, and so you can easily use them with just one hand. Many mugs have innovative design tricks that make it easier to open and close the lid, and features like this can be extremely helpful when traveling. Another tip that is often overlooked when looking for mugs is how easy it is to sip from. Some mugs have a spout that is much too large or just plain uncomfortable to drink from. This is oftentimes realized after the purchase has been made, which can be extremely frustrating, so take heed!
With the plethora of options available, one can often feel completely overwhelmed by the choices. You can find coffee mugs today that have a coffee press inside so you can make your coffee and commute to work at the same time! Whichever mug you decide to purchase, be sure to take that extra effort to think about how it fits into your lifestyle. The extra time and effort that you spend on finding that perfect travel companion can make all the difference during those hectic morning travels!