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Extra Shot Coffee Mug Livens Up Your Mornings

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We’re not sure how your boss is going to feel about it, but we certainly think that walking around the office with the Extra Shot Coffee Mug will make you the envy of your coworkers. After all, who hasn’t thought of spicing up a Monday morning with a little shot of pick-me-up in their coffee? The leatherette strap carries a tiny flask for the libation of your choice, while the mug itself appears to carry a standard size of American style Joe. It’s $15.

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Wake Up to a Cup of Joe: Barisieur Coffee Maker Alarm Clock

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Nothing beats waking up to the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, just as no other alarm clock can beat the Barisieur Coffee Maker Alarm Clock because it makes the former possible. The uniquely-designed alarm clock also happens to be a coffee maker that works on brewing you a cup of Joe that’ll be ready by the time your alarm goes off.

Not only does it do the work in brewing that cup of coffee for you, but it also gives you extra motivation to wake up and get out of bed.

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Coffee Socializing: Just Link ‘Em and Drink

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There’s nothing wrong with having breakfast all by your lonesome. But if you can enjoy your usual cup of Joe with a round of stimulating conversation to go with it, then why not? There’s only so many (or so few) cups that your two hands can carry though, and that’s where these mugs come in.

The Link Mugs look like typical, white ceramic mugs. Plain even, except for a cross protrusion on one side. Look on the other side, and you’ll find a similarly-shaped recess on the mug. It’s pretty awesome what such a design addition can do, because it allows you to link one mug to the other, so you can carry several of them with ease at a time without worrying about spilling stuff or burning your fingers.

They’re available online for $45.

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Crossword Puzzle Mug: Want a Puzzle With Your Coffee?

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Coffee is best served with a crossword puzzle on the side. Well, and with a bagel or a slice or two of French toast, too. If someone did the crosswords in the newspaper before you got to it though, then don’t fret because the Crossword Puzzle Mug is there to save the say. As its name implies, it’s a mug with a crossword grid printed on its exterior. It isn’t just there for show, because you can use it to answer the puzzle printed on the mug’s box.

And that’s not all: each month, the mug’s makers will post a new puzzle online that’ll go with your mug so you don’t have to keep solving the same old puzzle (really, where’s the challenge in that?)

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Wine or Coffee? Friends Fun Wine Lets You Have Both–At the Same Time

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Can’t decide if you’d like to unwind with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee? Friends Fun Wine is well aware of that fact, which is why they’ve come up with two new flavors that incorporate wine’s velvet smoothness with coffee’s distinct aroma that’ll give you a quick pick-me-up for sure: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino.

The coolest part about it? There’s zero caffeine and very little alcohol in the mix, plus it’s low on calories. As for the taste, well, that’s an entirely different story, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

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Nespresso Vertuo Line Now Makes American Style Cup Of Joe

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Nespresso machines make some pretty delicious espresso, but if you’re the kind that likes to drink their coffee in industrial quantities, American-style, then these toys aren’t for you. That’s until now, since the company’s new Vertuo line is also able to churn out an 8 oz. cup of coffee in addition to its traditional 1.35 oz. shots. Sure, 8oz. doesn’t even come close to a Starbuck Venti, but this is sure to become a welcome addition nonetheless. It’s $300.

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Single Serve Brewers Expensive And Wasteful? Not So With The Ekobrew, A Reusable Stainless Steel K-Cup For Keurig Brewers

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We’re big fans of single-serve coffee brewers, like the Keurig or Tassimo machines. But as much as we love them, we’re conscious of the fact that they create enormous amounts of waste and each coffee ends up costing a lot more than if you were to make them the traditional way. Well, with the Ekobrew you can do away with both problems at once. You’ll be able to make as many coffees as you like from any bean you desire. No more wasted plastic cups, and no more paying triple the regular amount for a cup of Joe. Granted you’re sort of taking away some of the convenience inherent in the machines by doing this, but hey, there’s a price to pay for everything. It’s $17.

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Coffee Mug Keeps Your Coffee At The Optimal Temperature

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The Temperfect mug looks like a regular everyday coffee mug, but it isn’t. Instead of keeping your drink piping hot for as long as possible, this device aims to cool it to a drinkable temperature quickly, and then to maintain it there for an extended period of time. It does this by replacing the air in the double walls with a special material, which Dean Verhoeven, the creator, is calling “Material X”. It’s solid at room temperature but melts when heated, storing large amounts of energy in the process; this has the effect of cooling the liquid inside. But since the “Material X” stored all that heat, it is able to transfer it back to your coffee as it cools, keeping it warm for longer. It’s the same exact principle that we saw in the Coffee Joulies 2.5 years ago, only now in a more practical form factor than little metal pebbles that you carry separately.

Unfortunately, we seem to remember testing showed the Coffee Joulies didn’t do such an amazing job at what they claimed to do, extending the coffee’s temperature sweetspot by an almost negligible amount. However, that doesn’t mean the Temperfect will suffer the same fate. Thermodynamics is a complex field and for all we know, mug-shaped is more efficient than pebble-shaped. If you want your own, you’ll have to pledge $40 to the fully funded Kickstarter.

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Buy $65 Starbucks Tumbler, Get Free Drinks For One Month

starbucks-espresso-refill-tumbler Maybe you’re buying padded gear in preparation for the Black Friday tramplings. That’s cool. But if you’re not, maybe you can make your way to a local Starbucks. There, for Black Friday only, you can pick up a $65 Stainless Steel Espresso Refill Tumbler. And for your trouble, Starbucks will offer you a free handcrafted espresso beverage every day in January 2014. Sure, there’s a limit of one per day, but that’s still a $140 value right there, which sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us. So if you’ve got the Seattle’s black brew running in your veins, now’s your chance to save a couple dollars.

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