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For coffee and tea lovers, there’s nothing better than sitting down with a hot cup of their favorite drink. On the flip side, there’s nothing worse than pouring yourself a cup of joe and having to run to a meeting only to return hours later to a stale, cold brown sludge. We got tired of microwaving our cold coffee (it never tastes the same) and purchased a temperature controlled mug, ensuring that the only time we drink iced coffees, teas and hot chocolates is when we order them on purpose.
Temperature controlled mugs are a game-changer for anyone who drinks hot beverages. Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day, running after the kids in the morning, or spending the weekend camping in the great outdoors, having a hot drink that is held at the exact temperature you prefer can turn a good day into a great one. That’s why we’ve rounded up three of our favorite temperature controlled mugs.
These mugs can be personalized to your preferred beverage temperature and keep your drink hot all day. We’ve included options that work for drinks on the go, as well as for drinks that have a central hub. Because wherever you drink your hot tea or coffee, it should actually be hot.
1. Cauldryn Coffee Travel Mug
Featuring a battery pack that can keep your drink hot all day, the 16-ounce stainless steel Cauldryn Coffee Travel Mug is perfect for people on the go. The mug is great for travel and camping trips, with the Cauldryn able to customize your drink temperature via the Cauldryn app or on the mug itself and even boil water without being plugged in (a bonus when water sterilization is needed). The Cauldryn can be powered through an AC wired power coaster or through its mobile battery pack for wireless use.
Pros: The Cauldryn features a USB hub that enables users to power other devices through the mug, making it a great option for emergency or travel situations.
Cons: Some reviewers found the digital temperature gauge to be unreliable.
2. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Pair your Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug with your smartphone to easily control the temperature of your drink, customize presets, receive notifications and more. The Ember’s coaster will keep your beverage at the exact temperature you choose all day and keep the mug warm for up to an hour when not placed on the coaster.
Pros: The modern and chic Ember Mug can be customized by temperature and LED colors.
Cons: At 10 ounces, the Ember has the smallest capacity on our list and only goes up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, lower than both the Cauldryn and Cosori.
3. Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer And Mug Set
Upgraded with better conductivity and featuring an improved design, the Cosori Coffee Mug Warmer And Mug Set will keep your beverage warm all day thanks to the easy to use touch-tech controls and LED screen on the water-resistant heating plate. The large 17-ounce Cosori mug is made from stainless steel and features a cool-touch handle and silicone slip-resistant sleeve.
Pros: Choose your preferred temperature between 77°F to 158°F and keep your drink at the same temperature all day by plugging the Cosori plate into a DC input.
Cons: The Cosori will keep your drink at the same temperature, but it will not heat your drink. Unlike the Ember, which keeps your drink hot for an hour after being removed from the coaster, the Cosori only works when the mug is kept on the warmer, making this a better option for someone who won’t be walking around with their drink.