Then enters the BRUGO Travel Mug with the answers. The BRUGO Mug is designed with a cooled chamber, so that your sips of coffee (tea, hot chocolate, etc) will be the right temperature for you to drink. But it keeps the rest of the liquid below hot like it should be to optimize flavor. It also keeps the bottom part insulated, so it will stay hot for a while for you to enjoy your drink.
More about the BRUGO Mug:
BRUGO is an elegant, patented technology that allows coffee and tea enthusiasts to enjoy every sip of their hot beverage in the "Perfect Temperature Zone", while eliminating the spills, spatters and burned lips that are a familiar part of the "to-go" coffee experience. At the same time, BRUGO offers consumer the answer to optimal flavor and unsurpassed convenience.
Fresh coffee is brewed at 205 degrees, but its vibrant flavors are most distinguishable and pleasing at around 150 to 170 degrees. By using a simple "tip and sip" motion, BRUGO users transfer sip-sized amounts (one fluid ounce) of their hot beverage to the temperature control chamber, where it immediately reaches this Perfect Temperature Zone. Only the liquid in the chamber is cooled and only this liquid exits the sip opening. A tight seal keeps the remaining coffee at its hottest and more aromatic. This inventive system eliminated the need for coffee drinkers to blow on their beverage, add ice to it, or wait for it to cool. Instead, they have immediate access to their hot beverage, and they can enjoy it longer at its peak freshness and flavor.
The BRUGO lid has three options; LOCK, TIP & COOL, and SIP. The LOCK setting seals the mug and is perfect for transporting the beverage without spilling. TIP & COOL gives the consumer the full benefits of the temperature control chamber. Once the beverage in the mug has cooled to a palatable temperature, users simply turn the dial to SIP and drink the beverage directly.
I should just go ahead and admit now that I am NOT a coffee drinker. Never have been, never will be much of one. And I was a barista for a year (a good one too!). (I didn't mind making coffee, smelling coffee, or even tasting different things, but it still didn't bring me over to the dark side.) Anyway, I'm just telling you that, so you know that I did not try this with coffee. I did, however, make some hot HOT cider for myself. Then I poured it into the BRUGO Mug. To drink it straight from the "sip" function, which is like a traditional travel mug opening, it was way too hot. But when I tried the "tip & cool" function with the lid, it worked perfectly. You tip the cup back to get a little liquid in the top, and then you can sip out the front. It did take me a little while to get used to tipping it backwards in order for this to work, but once I figured it out it was easy. Then the "lock" function makes the lid spill-proof.
I think this mug is above and beyond other travel mugs for hot drinks. I really like mine. I'm afraid to let my husband use it, because then my hot chocolate and cider will always smell a bit like coffee (sorry honey!). I haven't tested this theory, but I know with most travel mugs the coffee smell sticks with them.
The BRUGO Travel Mug has many great features. It is a 16-ounce capacity with double-wall insulation. The 3-position drink mode selector makes it easy to use in the appropriate way. And it has a stainless steel finish with a variety of stylish colors. It's also slim enough to fit most cup holders. The no-slip bottom is a great feature to enjoy as well as the ergonomic grip. And it comes with a limited warranty too.
Buy It: The BRUGO Travel Mug is available for purchase on their website- www.brugomug.com or on Amazon.com.
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