Published on September 8th, 2017 | by Guest


5 Factors to Keep in Mind when Buying Thermal Coffee Mug

Though not a major purchase, a thermal coffee mug is something you will need to use almost every day. To ensure that the mug you buy is the right one, it is essential to consider a few factors. Also, buy a mug that is suitable to be used during a solar eclipse. This article brings to light some such factors.


Nearly all the thermal mugs are made of stainless steel or plastic, though there are mugs made from ceramic and glass. Plastic mugs are less expensive and come with some drawbacks. Getting into the details, it can be said that plastic possesses a tendency of retaining the flavour of whatever it contains. So, if you are using it for having coffee, it might get a little bit of your coffee’s taste.

This kind of problem is not there with stainless steel coffee mugs. Hence, if you are looking for a coffee mug that you can use for a daily purpose, invest in the stainless steel-made variant. You can also get a stainless steel mug for celebrating the upcoming solar eclipse or can give a solar eclipse mug as a gift to your near and dear ones.

The Cap or Lip

The mug lid is another important thing that needs to be considered. There are usually two types of coffee mug lids available – snap on and screw on. The screw over lid is the best one as it possesses fewer chances of popping off accidentally when you are having coffee while driving or are busily discussing the eclipse. Also, it makes a better seal which is why there are fewer chances for the coffee to leak out from the space in between the lid and the mug.

The Spout

If you are going to drink tea or coffee from your cup, any spout will do. But, if you have plans of drinking anything else like, soup or coke, the choice of the spout is essential. Most of the thermal mugs are specially designed for the purpose of drinking coffee or any other thin liquid. This is why they come with the small or thin spouts. Though this is beneficial as it helps in reducing spills; those intending to have soup in the mugs, need to look out for larger spouts.


The size of the solar eclipse coffee mug you are looking for depends on the amount of coffee you are willing to have at a given time. This can be determined easily by taking into account the total amount of coffee you have during your work. A fully-filled thermal mug will easily retain heat for a greater time-span compared to the half-filled ones. Most of the thermal mugs are designed for the purpose of traveling and come with a base fitting perfectly into a standard size car cup holder. This means you can use these even when you are driving somewhere to enjoy the solar eclipse coming up ahead.

Color and design

The next important thing you must pay attention to is the design and the color of the thermal mug you are buying. There are cups available in different themes. Those looking for thermal cups for the purpose of celebrating solar eclipse, can get those in solar eclipse themes.

Adhering to these factors will help you to get thermal mugs meeting your eclipse watching needs the best.


Author Bio:

Mandy Bular is a lifestyle blogger who writes about how people should live their lives. Her blogs about solar eclipse items like, solar eclipse mug and blankets are very popular among readers.

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