My friend posted on Facebook back at Christmas that she had received an Ember coffee mug for Christmas. She raved about how much she loved it.
Being a FACS teacher, I have classes where I am not in the kitchen and sometimes have to leave them “unattended” in order to warm up my coffee so I thought this cup would be a great investment.
Although I haven’t bought one for me yet, I know I will in the future.
I did, however, purchase one for my mother when I noticed that she also warms up her coffee several times during a cup.
While at her house this summer I asked her if I could try it out for myself and here’s how it went.
First things first, download the Ember app. You pair it with your ember by tapping a button on the bottom of the cup and it connects to the Bluetooth on your phone.
Then you set it to the temperature you want and add your coffee.
If your coffee is too hot, it will wait for it to cool down, if it’s too cold it will warm it up. You can control the temp by moving the lower button to the right or left.
When paired with the phone, the mug will glow one color and when charging on its bottom plate charger, it will be a different color. All of the color options you can choose.
This is a picture with the coffee set up to the app.
Here’s one of it charging.
The only problem I had with the coffee mug was that at the bottom of my first of two cups it was super hot, even after I had it drop the temperature down.
I ended up pouring it into another coffee mug in order to let it cool a little and finish the drink.
Almost immediately after pouring the coffee out, I got this message on my phone:
And the second time I didn’t have the issue with the bottom coffee being too hot.
Between my mother and myself here is our thoughts on the mug:
- It does its job. If the convenience of having a coffee mug keep your coffee hot while you go to a meeting or teach a class (or insert action here) is important to you, then this might be worth your purchase.
- They need to make a mug that’s a bit bigger. Mom and I typically both drink a large cup of coffee and this mug is not designed to hold as much as we drink.
- The price is still a bit steep, at $100 for the cup like I bought her and $150 for the travel mug (which, hey, does hold more).
Seems to be my normal response right now but I’d give it a three out of four stars. If it were a bit cheaper, and I’m sure it will get there (I understand supply and demand) or held more coffee for the price, I’d give it a four!