What Does Your Coffee Mug Say About You?
BY MATIJA POPOVIC
You've probably never thought about it before, but your coffee mug may be one of the most self-defining objects in your life.
Okay, perhaps we're exaggerating, but your choice of mug doeshelp separate the dedicated, Joe-drinking connoisseurs from the instant coffee, K-cup, clan.
But not all coffee mug owners are created equal! We've identified a few major subgroups below. Check out our descriptions below to see what your mug says about you. If you think we're missing anything, let us know by following themugzfactory on facebook and feel free to signup for monthly mail.
You're most likely the Highway Hero if you find yourself spending an unhealthy amount of time in your car, memorizing every lyric to the Top 40 on 40, or reciting certain scripts along with radio ads.
Let's be honest, commuting is a drag and caffeine is a vital tool for getting your morning started. In fact, your best friend may just be called "Cup of Joe". Coffee is always there for you when you need him, he picks you up when you're down, and most importantly, he's there to keep you company during those long hours spent in the car and office. Now if that's not a true friend, I don't know what is.
So give your confidant the makeover of a lifetime: the travel mug. These mugs are usually insulated, easy to carry, and functional enough to ensure the caffeine elixir makes it into your mouth and not on your shirt. Your travel mug will keep your friend safe from the unwarranted dangers of commuting: speed bumps, sudden stops, drafty air vents, etc. So follow the golden rule and treat coffee the way coffee treats you and go buy a travel mug.
For those Highway Heroes out there, we love the look of this Contigo travel coffee mug. If it could talk it would say, "I'm here for you when carpool lane is not."
Drink On Freeway Flyer, Drink On!
You're probably a Mountaineer if you appreciate the outdoors, simpler times without the nuisance of technology, and own at least one pair of hiking boots.
The Mountaineer spends most of his/her time outdoors or thinking about being outdoors. This person longs for a time when man once lived off the land, humans and nature lived symbiotically, and Starbucks did not populate virtually every square mile of the nation. The Mountaineer understands the craft and beauty behind the coffee bean and most likely does not want to waste his or her time with a mediocre, mass-produced instant coffee.
So how does the mountaineer appreciate the luxurious craft coffee while simultaneously backpacking the Himalayas?! Why, the camping mug of course! Whether you're at home, in the office, or backpacking in the Adirondacks, these mugs are practical and durable no matter the location. You never have to worry about these Herculean mugs shattering, breaking, or losing insulation. These camping mugs are virtually indestructible and scoff at their fragile counterparts; ceramic. These camping mugs are like your old Nokia cell phone; compact and always reliable.
For those Mountaineers out there, you need a mug that will stand beside you as you climb the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, Navigate the white water rapids of the Colorado River, or take on the arduous and often times, dangerous, office tasks. So Mountaineer, force your coffee to fit your lifestyle with the tin camping mug so rain or shine, inside, or outside, your coffee can come along for the adventure.