Product Type: Smartcafe gadgets
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A really smart mug
Smartcafe Hot Cafetiere Mug
Member Name: jjrose
Smartcafe Hot Cafetiere Mug
Advantages: Reasonably priced and keeps drinks hot for longer
Disadvantages: No lid and the capacity should be bigger
During winter nights, drinking a hot cup of coffee or tea is what makes me stay awake to finish off important assignments and presentation especially if I have to pull an all-nighter. However, there's alway a problem that any hot coffee or tea that I make gets cold easily while I was distracted on my laptop. I found my solution in this Smartcafe cafetiere hot mug.
I first discovered this product at a friend's house when we had a group study session together. She has one of these Smartcafe cafetiere mug and I was impressed by how well this mug work. So I decided to buy one for myself. Each Smartcafe cafetiere mug is retailed at around £ 10.00 but I bought mine from amazon.co.uk for a lower price as usual. I paid about £ 6.50 for the red mug with free delivery.
The actual product is very light, weighing only at 150 g. It has a double-wall designed to keep drinks hot longer by reducing the heat transfer between the drink and the colder environment. On the actual product description, it says this mug is dishwasher and microwave safe but I haven't had the need to use either of them, so I can't say with absolute certainty. This cup is very easy to wash-up and I usually do it by hand rather than using a dishwasher.
Making a genuine tasting hot cup of coffee with this mug is really easy as it says. Put the desired amount of ground coffee in a dry mug and gently filled the mug with hot water. It has a fill line to advise the user as well. I give the drink a gentle stir and then use the plunger and pressed it down slowly. Then I add milk and sugar and whatever
strikes my fancy. I always follow the same steps for making a hot cup of chocolate with this mug, this is especially useful since the chocolate power I use are one of those medium grounded chocolate and it leaves bits if I don't use a plunger. I am also an avid tea drinker and this mug still comes in handy even though I don't need to use a plunger to make tea. However, due to it's double-wall, it keeps my tea warm for longer.
The only drawback of this product is that it doesn't come with a lid, so it is not ideal as a travel mug. However, in contrast, this makes a very nice mug to make drinks with at home. For about £ 6.00 per mug, it comes to about the same price as most novelty mugs these days. However this Smartcafe mug has the added benefit of keeping drinks hot longer. Therefore, price-wise it is really worth it.
Overall, I am really satisfied with the product and I have been using this mug for a little over a year now. I like that fact it is very easy to clean up and also keeps my drinks warm for longer. Even so I can think of a few improvements like having a lid and making the mug capacity bigger. Nevertheless, this is still a wonderful product for anyone who enjoys a hot drink.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
Summary: A wonderful mug to keep drinks hot for maximum enjoyment
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