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Smart Lids Change Color When Contents Are Too Hot

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Taking a tiny sip of a piping hot drink is the usual way to figure out its temperature. That, or feeling the cup with your hands, but that can be hard with some materials. The Smart Lid hopes to give you a visual cue, informing you of the drink’s temperature before you use your own body as a thermometer. It turns red when the contents are at 120°F (48°C) or above, which seems like an appropriate middle ground. The lids come in packs of 1,000 of either the lid alone, or the lid with a 8oz or 12oz cup, with prices starting as low as $62. Clearly restaurants will have more use for this, but there is a 40 lid/cup pack for $30 that you may be tempted to use at home.

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Yawn and This Coffee Machine Will Give You a Free Cup of Joe

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This Douwe Egberts coffee machine looks like a typical machine, but you’ll soon realize that not everything is at seems when you take a closer look. It doesn’t have the usual slots where you’re supposed to push your coins or paper bills in, but it’s equipped with a facial recognition system instead. Don’t expect to get a cup of coffee if you’re fully awake and perky, because the machine has been programmed to only dole out free cups of Joe to people who are yawning (or in the process of yawning.)

The international coffee company chose to install the unusual coffee machine in the busy O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, where over 210 cups of coffee were given away to tired and weary travelers.

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How Hot Is Your Coffee? This Mug Will Tell You

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How many times have you burnt your tongue when you took a sip of coffee that was still too hot to consume? In my case, I’d say it’s one too many. I hate the sandpaper-like feeling of a burnt tongue that makes eating and drinking uncomfortable for a couple of days. Of course, you can avoid this simply by checking the beverage’s temperature before taking a sip. Or you can just get one of these temperature-sensing mugs from Brando.

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And Then God Created: Bacon Maple Coffee

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Anyone who’s been reading the site for any period of time knows that we’re deeply in love with bacon. Better yet, we think bacon mated with maple is as wonderful as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Abbott and Costello… or peanut butter and chocolate, to get away from entertainment duos of yesteryear metaphors. Now that we’ve seen Maple Bacon Morning Coffee from Boca Java, we will not rest until we get some and make it part of our breakfast. At $8 for an 8oz. bag, it’s not going to break anyone’s bank.

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C’UP Is A Coffee Cup For The Undecideds

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Feeling like a strong dark shot of espresso? Or a nice long Americano? Whichever it is, there’s no need to have two separate cups to hold your drinks, when you can have just one. The C’UP combines the two in one package, though we can’t exactly say it’s the most beautifully designed cup on the planet. As a matter of fact, you’d think they’d charge next to nothing to make up for the sub-par design, but what’s happened is rather the opposite: it’s an outrageous 40€ (or about $53) for just one. A set of six will set you back 220€ (or about $288). But hey, fools and their money are easily parted.

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V12 Inspired Espresso Veloce For Gearhead Coffee Lovers

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Not much is known about the above machine, the Espresso Veloce. It looks like a tiny V12 engine, but it makes coffee of a quality that we can only assume is superior. It’s made from premium materials like titanium, magnesium, and aluminum, and is limited in production to just 500 units. This means it’s likely in the same price range as the kinds of cars that sport V12 engines. It does seem to come with some nifty piston-shaped mugs, though that’s pretty much all we can tell you about it.

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Geeky Latte Art to Brighten Up Your Morning

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If it weren’t for coffee, I have a feeling half the people in the world wouldn’t be able to get out of bed every day. Coffee is awesome for a hundred reasons and one, one of which is the fact that you can create awesome works of art on the coffee foam. That’s what Japanese artist and engineer Yuko Honda does and she’s pretty amazing at it, too.

After seeing countless landscape and Grumpy Cat-inspired latte art, you might’ve thought that you’ve already seen it all. Not quite, because Honda’s uber geeky latte art is in a league of its own.

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Cookie Cup Lets You Drink Your Coffee–And Eat It Too

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When stuff like burger wrappers become edible, you kind of get the feeling that more things are bound to follow suit. After all, who’d have thunk it? I’m still iffy over the whole edible wrapper thing though, although I am kind of curious.

Hot on its heels, though, are these edible cookie cups that aren’t that much unusual since they are just basically cookies. They’re still extremely creative and will probably be very appealing to coffee drinkers who love to chew on some cookies while they sip their joe.

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The Ballerina’s Espresso Cup

We say it’s the ballerina’s espresso cup because we like stereotypes. We don’t necessarily believe in them, but how else are we to relate to our broader culture if not with shared references, which often take the form of potentially inaccurate beliefs? So we like to think that ballerinas subsist on a diet of coffee and cigarettes and nothing else. We know they don’t, but you know… The Solo e Sola is a 3D printed, glazed ceramic cup that presents a container for each. And while North America is awkwardly trying to hop onto a health-conscious train, you’re free to stubbornly stay right off and consume to your heart’s content. Each cup is available from Shapeways for the tidy, tidy sum of $59.

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