I think it is probably safe to say that there are probably a few working mom coffee drinkers out there. I wish I wasn’t one of them but I love, love a cup of hot coffee on my way to work…and another once I get there! I gave it up while I was pregnant with my son and the entire time I nursed him. I had a few cups of decaf and that was it. Once he was weaned, I celebrated by drinking a Caramel Machiatto…triple shot…and never looked back. I had a cup a day while pregnant with my daughter and while I nursed her. I’d skip it on the weekends…now it is my guilty pleasure…7 days a week.
Lots of coffee drinkers like to sip coffee once it is cooled off. I really can’t get my coffee hot enough, and I refuse to drink it if it is lukewarm. Open mugs…forget it. For awhile I thought the decorative, plastic mugs at Starbucks were great. I loved getting a new one for my birthday. After I decided to cut out plastic storage containers and stopped heating anything in plastic, I also decided to switch to stainless steel coffee mugs. I am not a purist but I do like to avoid plastic if I can or at least use BPA free. My next purchase was a stainless steel mug from Starbucks.
I was shocked!! The difference in temperature was astonishing. Sometimes I didn’t have time to finish that second cup of coffee right away at work. I came back a couple of hours later…and it was still practically piping hot. Such a silly little thing to get excited about but I love my stainless mugs. I highly, highly recommend this one. I am sure there are other great stainless steel mugs but I will use mine until it wears thin!