I love coffee.
Coffee is good.
Caffeine is good, too. Coffee keeps me sane in the morning.
A burnt tongue is not so good.
Here's how my typical morning goes: I hear my alarm in the morning and then I decide to sleep for 10 more minutes. 10 minutes becomes 15 and then I'm running late. I bolt out of bed and run to the shower. Meanwhile, Eric is supposed to be getting Ben dressed and ready to go. I jump out of the shower, get dressed, turn on the coffee maker and run around madly trying to make sure I have my keys, lunch, purse, etc. I splash some milk and sugar into my coffee and we're out the door. Finally, I take my first sip of coffee. Yow! I burn my tongue! It never fails...
I should know by now that I have to wait a few minutes for my coffee to cool down but I have no patience in the morning. What if you didn't have to wait? What if your coffee was cooled to the perfect temperature for you?
The Brugo Mug can do it for you. I was recently given the opportunity to try it out.
Did you know that coffee has an ideal temperature? To take full advantage of the flavors you should drink coffee at between 150 and 170 degrees (F). Coffee is usually brewed at around 205 degrees.
The Brugo Mug will instantly cool your coffee, or any other hot beverage, to the perfect temperature in its patented Temperature Control Chamber. The lid has three options: Lock, Tip and Cool and Sip. Slide the lid to Tip and Cool, tip the mug away from you and a mouthful sized sip of liquid (about 1 oz) is transferred to the Temperature Control Chamber where it is instantly cooled to the perfect temperature. Then, just sip like usual. Tip away from you, then take a sip. That's it. No more burnt tongue! You can bypass the temperature control chamber by turning the lid to Sip and when it's turned to lock you have a spillproof mug.
The mug is ergonomic and fits nicely in your hand. It looks sharp and comes in 13 different colors from bright to neutral and everything in between. It has double wall insulation so your drink stays hot for a looong time and has a no slip bottom to minimize accidental slippage (off the edge of your desk or the roof of your car for example).
After using this mug, here are my thoughts: It takes some getting used to, but it works just like it's supposed to. I found that you should only tip away from you when you are going to drink the sip immediately after. If you leave the liquid in the cooling chamber it becomes too cold. If you're not taking a sip, then don't tip. Once I got the hang of it, it was wonderful! If you're adding a cool liquid to your coffee, creamer or milk for example, you may not need the cooling chamber so turn your lid to Sip to bypass it.
There are two things about this mug that I didn't really like. One, the lid has a stainless steel coating and I kept getting a metallic taste in my mouth. However, Eric also used the mug and said he didn't know what I was talking about. Maybe it's just me. Two, the cooling chamber can be a pain to clean. If you clean your mug shortly after using it it's no big deal. If, on the other hand, you are the type (like me) who gets to work and leaves the mug on the desk until late in the afternoon (or the next day) you might have trouble cleaning out the temperature control chamber. It's a narrow opening that does not allow for a normal sized sponge to fit in it. This won't really be a problem if you are aware of it, though.
Overall, this is an amazing travel mug that does everything they say it does. This would make an amazing gift for that hard to buy for person, or even for a company Christmas party or gift exchange. There are 13 different colors to choose from and are $19.95 each. Check out www.brugomug.com to see all of the colors, videos about the mug, and details about how it works.
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Disclosure: I received a free Brugo Mug to try out and review.