I seem to have a thing for travel mugs. I’ve had my favourites over the years, but the most amazing coffee mug I have owned thus far has to be this beauty from Contigo.
I drink my coffee pretty slowly, and don’t like to reheat. The Contigo mug has a patented auto-seal lid, that apart from being practically leak-proof, (a quality that I need all to often), keeps the heat in better than any mug I’ve owned before.
I’ve had mine for about ten months now, and aside from a few scratches, the travel mugs still look great and function perfectly.
I’m not going to wax eloquently about how green I am for using a reusable coffee mug, because inevitably, someone will come up with a calculation that says that the embodied energy in this stainless steel mug is equivalent to thousands of paper cups. Thankfully, the body of the mug is recyclable as it is not a composite of metal and plastic, it is just stainless steel.
In other news, Castlegar is getting its first big chain (fancy!)coffee shop – Starbucks is opening in the entrance to the newly renovated Safeway, what puzzles me is that there is nowhere to sit and enjoy the coffee, (as far as I can see). Partly because of this, I’m not likely to be a regular patron of this Starbucks. If not me, (a self-confessed caffeine and fancy coffee addict), who then is the target market for this store? Do these cops look thirsty to you?