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Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

By Jesse Kornbluth
Published: Dec 20, 2016
Category: Food and Wine

READER REVIEW: ‘I bought one of these last year on your recommendation and I can’t stop telling people what a great buy this is. 6 hours hot? Sometimes I put coffee in at 10 PM and it is still steaming when I open it at my work desk the next day at 8 AM.’

You order coffee — to go. You pay way too much for it, leave the restaurant. The coffee cools.

What a waste of a $5.17 latte.

The solution: transfer coffee to a thermos.

A committed study of coffee technology led me, inexorably, to the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug. It does exactly what it’s supposed to. Hot stays hot. Cold stays cold. For hours and hours and hours…

[To buy the 12 oz. Zojirushi mug from Amazon for $22, click here. To buy the 16 oz. mug from Amazon for $25, click here. To buy the 20 oz. mug from Amazon for $30, click here.]

What is astonishing about the Zojirushi is how long hot stays hot and how long cold stays cold. Fill it with 16 ounces of steaming coffee in the morning, and six hours later, you can still burn your lips. Put ice cubes in a cold drink, and, six hours later, there’s still ice.

Stylish? It’s sleek. Fits in a tote. Fits in your car’s cup holder. And in black, it’s what you give to Anna Wintour. (It also comes in gold, red and pink.)

Hot stays hot, cold stays cold. And it looks cool.