This past Friday a dear friend and I got to get away for a couple of hours of treasure hunting (garage sales but treasure hunting sounds more exciting) anyway...while we were out and about I came across this travel tumbler sold by Starbucks. Now I have seen this tumbler before but was never willing to pay the price for one brand new. I mean really 20+ bucks for a cup? No. It never made sense to me. But like I said treasure hunting...I found this for only $2 and yes two dollars is a bit much for one item at yard sales but after all it was Starbucks brand. I bought it, took it home, gave it a good washing and began using it at work that night. I keep ice water with me throughout my shift and this lid doesn't leak while in transport inside my bag. I liked that. But that is not the end of my amazement with this tumbler.
If my memory serves me right I remember another of my dear friends owning one of these exact tumblers and I believe she had mentioned in the past that hers kept her drink cold most if not all of her 12 hour shift. I filled it at 8pm and at 4am it still had ice in it from home. I added more ice and at this point I put in a cold can of soda at 9:30 in the morning the soda was gone but the ice looked as if I had just filled it up. WOW! I was impressed. It kept things cold and didn't sweat like most glasses and water bottles.
After two nights of using it for cold drinks I asked myself..."if it keeps things this cold how am I ever going to drink my coffee out of it? It is never going to be cool enough to drink" So at the end of work I got home and mentioned all this awesomeness to the hubs (he wasn't nearly as impressed as I was~buzz kill) but before going to bed I informed him I was going to be conducting "an experiment" I want to know how long this cup will keep my coffee hot. So I am in the kitchen with my new awesome cup in the space for cups on the Keurig waiting ever so patiently for the thing to brew my cup of hot coffee when hubs walks past
Hubs: Why are you making a cup of coffee, you are about to go to bed
Me: Do you even listen to me? I want to know how long this cup keeps coffee hot.
Hubs: But why are you making coffee?
(it is at this moment I realize that I could have just had the Keurig heat water for my "experiment" and not wasted a cup of coffee)
Me: Why are you coming at me with all this logic and reason?
Hubs: shook his head and walked away
Me: I'm going to bed. Don't let anyone pour out this cup of coffee...I'm doing my experiment.
(sometimes I feel like I need to repeat my self to him because I am sure he doesn't really listen to me and all my craziness) :)
I had it in my head that I wanted to know how hot the coffee would stay (because who drinks hot water?) and in my defense I was at the end of my 12 hour night shift and my brain was already trying to shut down for the day and he was fresh from sleeping all night long.
Experiment findings: the coffee that was left in the cup on the cabinet from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm was lukewarm. I don't drink coffee lukewarm but who really leaves coffee in a cup for seven and a half hours and still drinks it anyways? Gross! So I believe this cup is worth the $2 I paid for it and it may have even proved to me that $20+ might not be too terrible of a price to pay for one new.
Hope you got a giggle out of this as now every time I see or hold the tumbler I hear hubs voice asking "why are you making coffee" and my response of "...logic & reason" and it makes me smile. Oh the conversations we have. Be glad I don't share all of them. :)
Have a fantastic week
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