As you probably know, it’s been more than a few years since lawsuits involving scalding cups of “to-go” coffee made front-page news, but the ongoing problems experienced by those consuming hot beverages away from home have resulted in a need for a revolutionizing invention, such as the BRUGO mug .
BRUGO (brugomug.com) is patented technology that allows coffee and tea enthusiasts to enjoy every sip of their hot beverage in the “Perfect Temperature Zone”, while eliminating the spills, spatters and burned lips that are a familiar part of the “to-go” coffee experience.
Fresh coffee is brewed at 205 degrees, but its vibrant flavors are most distinguishable and pleasing at around 150 to 170 degrees. By using a simple “tip and sip” motion, BRUGO users transfer sip-sized amounts (one fluid ounce) of their hot beverage to the temperature control chamber, where it immediately reaches this Perfect Temperature Zone. Only the liquid in the chamber is cooled and only this liquid exits the sip opening. This inventive system eliminates the need for coffee drinkers to blow on their beverage, add ice to it, or wait for it to cool.
The BRUGO lid has three options: LOCK, TIP & COOL, and SIP. The LOCK setting seals the mug and is perfect for transporting the beverage without spilling. TIP & COOL gives the consumer the full benefits of the temperature control chamber. Once the beverage in the mug has cooled to a palatable temperature, users simply turn the dial to SIP and drink the beverage directly.
- Patented, 1 oz. Temperature Control Chamber
- 3-position drink mode selector
- Double-wall insulation
- Fits most cup holders
- No-slip bottom
- Choice of attractive, stylish colors
- Stainless Steel and Chrome finish
- 16-ounce capacity
- Ergonomic grip
- Limited warranty
My Take: Honestly, the first time I used the BRUGO with my coffee, I put it in the “tip and cool” position once. I liked the idea that I could cool each sip, but didn’t have the patience in the car while driving to cool each sip, each time. I put the dial on “sip” and went with it. On cool, the coffee did come down in temperature. On second use, I used it while sitting on the couch watching television. This gave me more patience and I cooled each sip of a mug’s worth of coffee. I think the overall idea is fabulous, but kind of tedious. I’d feel comfortable putting hot cocoa in this and having my young ones use the tip and cool option, but I truly believe my cap will be in the sip position most often.
See it in action…http://www.brugomug.com/see_brugo.html Try the BRUGO for yourself, it sells for $19.95 and comes in 12 different colors!
I was sent a BRUGO free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are of my tried-and-true experience and were not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for my post.