When I was a kid, I remember how much my dad loved his morning coffee. As he would head off to work, he would have his favorite ceramic mug in his hand along with his briefcase. He would put the mug on the roof of his car, open the door, get in, and drive off. Mom would yell “ED! THE COFFEE!” And about 1 minute later, she would be in the driveway picking up pieces of that ceramic mug. We didn’t have cell phones then, so the discussion was picked up after pop got home from work. She would tell him to put the mug in the car FIRST, he would say he would try to remember. This happened several times a month…yep! Lol But Dad always re-bought the same ceramic mug as it was the one that kept his coffee the hottest on his way to work. No question about it, we love our coffee (and tea) and the mugs or cups we choose are a key component as to how much we enjoy our drinks.
Coffee, cappuccino, espresso, latte, green tea, matcha, chamomile…if you’re reading these words then I’ll bet at least one of those is a fave of yours. Yep, we love our hot beverages and while some of these used to be relegated to the morning hours, these days, we drink em all day (and sometimes NIGHT) long. Nothing like a sip of your favorite out of a mug as the warm liquid touches your tongue and if you’re like me, no day starts off right without a serving poured steaming hot and fresh. But…as the day kicks in, we can often get busy after that first sip…
The phone rings, or an urgent email pops up that we must reply to, or we get engrossed in some other work activity and before you know it, that tasty, hot liquid is suddenly…cold! No question, when your drink cools off, so does the flavor and enjoyment. Of course, we all have microwave ovens, but “nuking” it is never the same. When the heat is gone, the fresh taste is as well. But like many areas of life these days, technology has created a solution, and that solution is the Ember Mug 2!
That’s right, even our mugs have gone high tech now, and thank goodness! Rather than needing to reheat water to make fresh tea, or throwing our lukewarm coffee in microwave, the Ember Mug 2 is designed to keep our drinks as fresh and hot as the second they were first poured or even warm up those that were allowed to cool off. These gorgeous little technological marvels have been helping millions of hot beverage lovers all over the world enjoy their drinks exactly as they were meant to be and have become a hit for the coffee and tea lovers (and any other hot beverage you can think of) everywhere. The beauty of these mugs is that they don’t need to be plugged in but instead, are rechargeable, making them easy to use no matter where you go.
WHAT IS AN EMBER MUG?
Simply put, the Ember Mug is a combination of a mug and a charging plate that the mug rests on. The mug itself includes a heating element and with the aid of some pretty advanced technology, sensors within the mug measure the temperature of the beverage inside and work to heat and reheat the liquid as necessary based on your specifications. Those specifications are entered using an app you control from your phone. Yes, your phone can now control your coffee! This level of control is pretty awesome though as some mugs on the market rely on simply using a “hot plate” to warm your drink and while this can certainly heat up a drink, it can’t heat it to a specific pre-selected temperature and if left too long, can absolutely overheat and ruin your drink. The Ember Mug is a “smart mug” and features a variety of settings to allow you to keep your drink to your desired temperature and can do so for up to 90 minutes on one charge.
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
Just as the type of beverage you enjoy can be one of many, the AMOUNT you like to drink can vary widely as well. Ember Mug 2 has taken these preferences into consideration as well and they offer a variety of mugs to satisfy just about any hot beverage connoisseur. Ember Mug 2 offers a 6-ounce version for espresso, 10- and 14-ounce versions that satisfy most coffee and tea lovers, and even 12-ounce handless travel mugs that fit snug into your car’s cup holders so you can enjoy your hot drinks on the go. The battery life varies as well, and one charge can yield you 80 minutes of heat time all the way up to almost 3 hours for the travel mug. For most of us heat seekers, it is rare to ever even need the 80-minute feature as most beverages will be gone in less than half the time, but it’s good to know the heating time is available if ever needed.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
As the title suggests, Ember Mug 2 is the latest iteration of this product, and the company has added helpful features to its newest model. The newest version has a battery life that is up to 50% longer, which is a huge upgrade. In addition, the waterproofing has been improved as well…the Ember Mug 2 claims to be submersible up to 1 meter for 30 minutes with no damage, should the need ever arise. And as mentioned, with the variety of mugs and cups available, there is likely a size that is perfect for you whether you work at home, in the office, or are in the car most of the day. Finally, with the number of features contained within the app, you will have complete control of your Ember Mug 2 and will be able to easily control your mug to keep your beverage at the perfect temperature for you.
WHY YOU MAY NOT
While the feedback about the Ember Mug 2 has been overwhelmingly positive, there are a few things to note as to why some may not give it 100% positive feedback.
First of all, it’s not dishwasher safe. I know, that seems to contradict the waterproof claims, but the fact is, considering the technology contained within the mug, the company does not suggest putting your Ember Mug 2 in the dishwasher as the possibility exists over time that the mug could suffer damage. (I will say though that a quick rinse after use is all that is really needed so this wasn’t an issue for me)
Next comes the price. The Ember Mug 2 isn’t cheap and considering you can get a decent mug for $20 and pop it in the microwave to heat up your drink, it may not be for those that are extremely price conscious.
I think the real question as to whether or not the Ember Mug 2 is ideal for you is…How much do you really love your hot coffee? (or tea, or hot chocolate) Those of us who include our hot and tasty beverages as an INTEGRAL part of each day will likely GLADLY fork over the money to bring one (or several) of these mugs into our home. I ended up getting a travel mug eventually as even when I would grab a coffee from a drive through, I quickly realized just how quickly the drink cooled off on a longer drive and I missed the heat that I got from the Ember Mug in my office. Let’s just say I’ve become accustomed to having my mocha latte nice and hot with each sip…which makes my using this mug pretty much a necessity. No, it’s not REALLY a necessity…drinking lukewarm coffee won’t kill you but keeping it piping hot and delicious can certainly add to your quality of life. Also, Ember Mug offers a full 1-year warranty on each item sold so you can rest assured that your mug will work, or they will make it right. One last thing…for those in your life that take joy in each day by using their fancy espresso machine, or grind their coffee and use a French press, or gently measure their powdered matcha for the perfect cup of team, the Ember Mug 2 makes an AMAZING gift that will yield years of joy and thanks to the recipient. You’ll thank me later.
Go grab a mug and enjoy that hot beverage with each and every sip!
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