Post # 1
I love coffee. I like to drink it every morning. But recently I have found that I dont like the way it tastes in my coffee travel mug/tumbler, whatever you want to call it. I also dont like it as much in the cups you get at the gas station. But I love it in a real mug and from specialty shops. Does the mug material really make a difference? Or am I weird?
Post # 3
Hahaha yes I can always talk about coffee 🙂 It might be psychological- like when I drink from a real mug I associate it with lazy weekend mornings, while a travel mug might remind me of more hectic mornings getting ready for work.
I will always enjoy one from a real coffee shop though!
Post # 4
i love it in the paper cups at Starbucks and in a regular mug and my carrier but my Fiance has this wooden mug from Hawaii that makes coffee taste like wood.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@jesssamesssa: Just like wine coffee tastes different in different types of containers. It sounds like the plastic tumbler is leaching other flavors into your coffee that you don’t like. It could be old coffee flavors that have built up in the plastic over time or it could be soap from the dishwasher that doesn’t get totally washed out. I would replace the tumbler with a ceramic or glass lined tumbler to prevent leaching. Unless you are okay with buying individual paper throw aways which gets expensive.
Post # 6
I think it makes a difference. The Oatmeal did a comic about this http://theoatmeal.com/comics/coffee_in_porcelain
Post # 7
@jesssamesssa: I actually think that when I drink out of a travel mug, it’s the smell of the warmed metal/plastic that affects my “taste” of the coffee, but either way i totally agree!
Post # 8
What beachbride1216 said.
Post # 9
Is the interior of your travel mug plastic? If so, it’s more likely to absorb the coffee smell than a ceramic or stainless interior. Try washing the inside with vinegar to get rid of the smell. If the mug is really old or cleaning isn’t working, you may just need to toss it out and get a new mug.
Post # 10
@jesssamesssa: Hmm… Is your coffee travel mug relatively new? If it is, it probably still has that “warehouse smell/taste” on it. What’s it made out of?
For me, I prefer BIG coffee mugs to small ones. I just like having an endless supply of coffee, I guess!
Post # 11
@kestane: you are SO right!!!
Post # 12
@bleusteel: Yeah it is. Darling Husband bought me 6 for my birthday around a month ago and I like them….but the coffee just doesnt taste the same. I guess I will have to find some with ceramic linings so I actually enjoy it and dont just have to drink it to wake up!
Post # 13
@jesssamesssa: haha, my partner loves his coffee out of plastic mugs. He is very particular and likes one style (it’s actually the cheapest travel mug I’ve ever found! My mom got us some nice ones from Starbucks this year – with gift cards in them of course – and I know he’ll use it like twice).
Post # 14
I’m not a fan of stainless steel or plastic travel mugs for this reason. Have you seen the ceramic travel cups from Starbucks? They’re so cute! Did I just say “cute” to describe a coffee cup? I guess I mean it’s a resuable cup that looks like a disposable cup and I enjoy that. Haha!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I could talk about coffee all day. 😀 My stainless steel mug tasted fine, but coffee is always better out of a mug. You should be able to find a mug with a top.
Post # 16
Like the others have said it can come down to 2 things…
1 – Quality of the Coffee & how long ago it was made. Coffee will get bitter if it sits on the burner too long.
2 – And YES the material that the container is made from. Ceramic, Glass & Stainless Steel in general won’t impart any flavouring… Plastics do. And hot bevvys & foods altho the plastic is marked “food safe” will get into plastic itself, and so then the flavour is being transferred.
Example, I am a Tea Drinker more than I am a Coffee Drinker. I have a HUGE issue with a Plastic Travel Mug if it has had Coffee made in it, cause the coffee oils make my Tea taste horrid. Same is true, if I make Tea for myself in a Hotel Room… the coffee machines that I process the hot water thru have plastic parts (like the filter area) that pick up the coffee flavour. Yuck.
Like @AlwaysSunny: I have Ceramic Travel Mugs (altho not Starbucks ones) and I have a Stainless Steel one as well (Depends a lot on the weather which one I use… the SS one fairs better in my frozen car in the Wintertime).
Hope this helps,