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Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« on: Aug 20, 2012, 02:38 pm »
Since every SM I know carries one (or more).

I just got a bodum travel mug and it has changed my life.

It's a mini french press! I even cold-brewed coffee in it when it was sweltering outside.

I do need a new water bottle though, as mine has gone missing.
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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #1 on: Aug 20, 2012, 02:49 pm »
Here's my coffee mug:

I don't drink coffee.

But to answer the other part I've always had these or some variation to these:


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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #2 on: Aug 20, 2012, 06:24 pm »
Since every SM I know carries one (or more).

I just got a bodum travel mug and it has changed my life.

It's a mini french press! I even cold-brewed coffee in it when it was sweltering outside.

I do need a new water bottle though, as mine has gone missing.

I've wondered though, all the directions I read for french press say to empty it after 5 minutes, since the coffee will turn bitter. Do you find that to be the case?

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #3 on: Aug 20, 2012, 08:38 pm »
Since every SM I know carries one (or more).

I just got a bodum travel mug and it has changed my life.

It's a mini french press! I even cold-brewed coffee in it when it was sweltering outside.

I do need a new water bottle though, as mine has gone missing.

I've wondered though, all the directions I read for french press say to empty it after 5 minutes, since the coffee will turn bitter. Do you find that to be the case?

I haven't. The seal on the inner press part is very strong, so the grounds and any liquid below it gets sealed off from the coffee once you press it through.
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least. -Ionesco

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #4 on: Aug 20, 2012, 09:36 pm »
That's good to know about the grounds (yuck) but I meant the bitterness caused by the coffee beans steeping in hot liquid so long.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 2012, 11:33 pm »


I have the pink one. I used to have a nicer, double-walled one, but it walked away and I replaced it with a cheaper model.  I don't drink a lot of hot beverages, and I prefer to drink out of a straw 100% of the time, so it suits my needs pretty well!
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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #6 on: Aug 21, 2012, 04:30 am »
For cold drinks:



The top actually has three openings:
1) A twist-off cap, for when you want to take a nice big gulp.
2) A fold-out straw for sipping.
3) A one-way valve to let air into the bottle as you drink.

The one-way valve completely prevents the glug-glug-glug noise you get with similar bottles. An excellent innovation.


And for hot drinks:


It's a teapot with a twist: the bottom contains a filter and a valve. When your tea has brewed to your satisfaction, you plonk it on top of a mug. The weight of the pot sitting around the rim of the mug opens the valve, and the tea is strained into the mug, leaving the leaves in the pot.

I tend to go in for fruity herbal teas, and this has the added advantage of letting me see the teas as they brew: sometimes they're very pretty!

Of course, if you usually stick to teabags, a plain old mug is probably best.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #7 on: Aug 23, 2012, 12:55 am »
Quote from: On_Headset
And for hot drinks:


It's a teapot with a twist: the bottom contains a filter and a valve. When your tea has brewed to your satisfaction, you plonk it on top of a mug. The weight of the pot sitting around the rim of the mug opens the valve, and the tea is strained into the mug, leaving the leaves in the pot.

I tend to go in for fruity herbal teas, and this has the added advantage of letting me see the teas as they brew: sometimes they're very pretty!

Of course, if you usually stick to teabags, a plain old mug is probably best.

Do you find it inconvenient to have to clean the "to go teapot" all the time while in rehearsals and such? Or do you just use it once and let the used leaves sit in the pot the rest of the day? I love the idea, but I feel like depending on location if I didn't have access to a sink where I could clean it fairly soon after use it would get kind of gross.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #8 on: Aug 23, 2012, 06:53 am »


When I left my last job, one of the other SMs gave it to me as a leaving present...and the other SM gave me a mug with the same thing on it - completely independently of each other!

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #9 on: Aug 23, 2012, 04:44 pm »
This is the perfect thread...my mug just broke!

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #10 on: Aug 23, 2012, 08:15 pm »


It's from Contingo. I snagged this bad boy on sale at Caribou Coffee at half off, it's been the best travel mug I've ever had. It's vacuum sealed - none of that wimpy double walled only stuff ;) and it keeps my coffee hot for 6 hours - not 'kinda hot after 3 hours', but HOT after 5 hours and starts getting warm after the 6th. LOVE. IT.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #11 on: Aug 23, 2012, 11:44 pm »
I don't have a pic, but I picked up a stainless steel tumbler from the original Starbucks in Seattle back in May with the original logo and stating that it's from the "First Starbucks Store - Pike Place Market."  I haven't used it yet, since I rarely drink hot coffee in the summer, but I'm very excited (maybe more so than I should be?) to break it out come fall here in NYC.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #12 on: Aug 23, 2012, 11:52 pm »
Do you find it inconvenient to have to clean the "to go teapot" all the time while in rehearsals and such? Or do you just use it once and let the used leaves sit in the pot the rest of the day? I love the idea, but I feel like depending on location if I didn't have access to a sink where I could clean it fairly soon after use it would get kind of gross.

EDIT: Fixed formatting. -PSMK
I primarily drink herbal teas, and my go-to is peppermint, so I actually go 3-4 brews before I need to rinse it out or change the leaves. (It's not like a black tea where it gets all yucky and bitter if you let it sit too long. The taste gets weaker as you use them more often, but you just let it brew longer to make up for it.)

If you're into blacks or greens or whites, you may have more trouble with it.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #13 on: Mar 14, 2013, 11:28 pm »


It's from Contingo. I snagged this bad boy on sale at Caribou Coffee at half off, it's been the best travel mug I've ever had. It's vacuum sealed - none of that wimpy double walled only stuff ;) and it keeps my coffee hot for 6 hours - not 'kinda hot after 3 hours', but HOT after 5 hours and starts getting warm after the 6th. LOVE. IT.

I COMPLETELY AGREE. My host family in Alaska let me borrow one of these when I worked on the Opera there and it was AMAZING. I took my hot tea out into below zero weather and it was still piping hot for hours into rehearsal. Just awesome.

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Re: Show me your mugs! (Or water bottles)
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2013, 12:24 am »
For cold drinks:



The top actually has three openings:
1) A twist-off cap, for when you want to take a nice big gulp.
2) A fold-out straw for sipping.
3) A one-way valve to let air into the bottle as you drink.

The one-way valve completely prevents the glug-glug-glug noise you get with similar bottles. An excellent innovation.

Oh, I'll have to look into this bottle. I was using the CamelBak straw top to my bottles, but they started to get very noisy through the valve. I also like bottles with both small drink opening and bigger gulp/filling opening.

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