Coffee mugs

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Lifer
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My wife brought me coffee an hour ago, and it's nearly as hot as it was when it was initially brewed. It stays a 'reasonably warm to hot' temperature for up to 2-3 hours, in my experience.
How would the Yeti mugs (I'm looking at the 14oz) compare to a Contigo for keeping your coffee hot/warm? I have a couple Contigos, but I have only been using them for out of the house beverage drinking. The Contigo fits in car cup holder, the Yeti won't, but I figure the Yeti for home use. Don't want to get another mug I won't use, though. I have quite a collection of those! The ceramic mugs I'm using don't keep coffee warm for long, though.
 

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Lifer
Jul 11, 2001
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How would the Yeti mugs (I'm looking at the 14oz) compare to a Contigo for keeping your coffee hot/warm? I have a couple Contigos, but I have only been using them for out of the house beverage drinking. The Contigo fits in car cup holder, the Yeti won't, but I figure the Yeti for home use. Don't want to get another mug I won't use, though. I have quite a collection of those! The ceramic mugs I'm using don't keep coffee warm for long, though.
I am NOT a collector, but in my search for coffee mugs I really like I've accumulated quite a few that really didn't make it. From all kinds of places, from online retailers including a few from ebay, to local stores, thrift stores and one I found on the sidewalk, evidently a discard because it was cracked. It became my favorite. It eventually broke and I epoxied it back together... still was my favorite for a long time.

However, the Yeti 14oz I bought recently has become my new favorite. Now, it does make me feel like The Terminator what with it's mechanical, square jawed ultra simple design. So, yeah, it lacks that sense of artistry a ceramic mug can obtain. But it ticks these important characteristics:

  1. Light
  2. Perfect size for me (14oz)
  3. Rugged
  4. Really easy to keep clean
  5. Keeps liquids hot/warm for a long time <--- Biggie!
  6. Easy to find (I got chartreuse, because it is easy to spot... I might set it down anywhere around the house)
  7. Comfortable in the hand (few mugs are!)
It's the only mug I use now. Was relatively expensive at $25+tax, and I was doubtful and hesitated, but I knew the only way to find out was to order one. Sure glad I did.

It's too wide to fit in my car's cup holder, so for that usage I'll take a Contigo. But for around the house, this is the one and only!
 
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