(Closed) Can we talk about coffee really quick?

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Post # 3
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@jesssamesssa:  LOL 

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
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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 # 7
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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 # 9
2685 posts
Sugar bee

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
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
5792 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kestane:  you are SO right!!!

Post # 13
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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,


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