HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Glass or Ceramic? (19 msgs / 468 lines)
1) From: Bob
Don't recall seeing this tossed around the list before ~ Which kind of cup makes for a better taste? The question came up at work concerning which material would be better for drip. A glass cup or a ceramic cup. Some folks were quite fanatic about their choice, I can't taste the difference at home, and my work coffee comes from my thermos.
thoughts?
Bob ~ Parker CO
-- 
"Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win." --Robert Heinlein
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

2) From: Vicki Smith
I use china cups. To be more specific, I buy Royal Grafton coffee/tea 
mugs whenever they come available at the right price on Ebay 
http://tinyurl.com/5xj46z).I have about a dozen for home use, and when 
I give coffee gifts, I often give a mug or two as well.
I like this particular mug design because it really lets you get the 
full benefit of the aroma as you drink it.
This kind of thing doesn't hold in the heat. In my car, I use one of the 
travel mugs Tom sells.
vicki
Bob wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

3) From: Steve Barber
I find that I don't get the subtle nuances in flavor unless I drink mine
tepid from a styrofoam cup.
Steve
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

4) From: Mike Koenig
Bob,
The material itself is going to have no effect on the taste (as long
as it's clean).  A ceramic mug will hold the heat better than an
ordinary glass one, so the changes in taste due to cooling will have
an effect.
Wine geeks will argue that they use different shaped glasses for
different wines to put the liquid onto a different part of the tongue
(I'm not sure I believe in that, but I haven't investigated either).
Cup shape may have an effect on how much aroma goes up your nose,
which will affect taste, but I seriously doubt that the material will
have an effect.
If you are talking plastic cups, or styrofoam, where you have stuff
leaching out, then we are into a whole different realm of horrible.
--mike
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:17 AM, Bob  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

5) From: Coffee
I really like the Bodum Pavina glasses that Tom sells...http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.espresso.shtml#BodumThermalGlasswareThey look cool and keep the coffee hotter longer. The 9 ounce one  
really fits nicely in the hand too.
-Peter
On Jun 13, 2008, at 5:33 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

6) From: bob grauberger
Mike,
 =
That was my thoughts too ~ no initial differences until the cooling starts.=
 However, the shape of the vessel may make a difference (as mentioned in an=
other post), a wider cup may allow for better odor & taste combinations. =
 =
I may play with it over the weekend, having one cup in a nice glass cup and=
 the next in a ceramic diner mug.
 =
Never in styrofoam or paper ~ blech
 =
Bob> Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:10:00 -0400> From: koenig.mike> To=
: homeroast; archeobob> Subject: Re=
: [Homeroast] Glass or Ceramic?> > Bob,> > The material itself is going to =
have no effect on the taste (as long> as it's clean). A ceramic mug will ho=
ld the heat better than an> ordinary glass one, so the changes in taste due=
 to cooling will have> an effect.> > Wine geeks will argue that they use di=
fferent shaped glasses for> different wines to put the liquid onto a differ=
ent part of the tongue> (I'm not sure I believe in that, but I haven't inve=
stigated either).> Cup shape may have an effect on how much aroma goes up y=
our nose,> which will affect taste, but I seriously doubt that the material=
 will> have an effect.> > If you are talking plastic cups, or styrofoam, wh=
ere you have stuff> leaching out, then we are into a whole different realm =
of horrible.> > --mike> > On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:17 AM, Bob  wrote:> > Don't recall seeing this tossed around the list befor=
e ~ Which kind of cup makes for a better taste? The question came up at wor=
k concerning which material would be better for drip. A glass cup or a cera=
mic cup. Some folks were quite fanatic about their choice, I can't taste th=
e difference at home, and my work coffee comes from my thermos.> >> > thoug=
hts?> >> > Bob ~ Parker CO> > --> > "Of course the game is rigged. Don't le=
t that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win." --Robert Heinlein> > __=> > Homeroast mailing list> > =
Homeroast> >http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com=/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.com> > Homeroast community pictur=
es -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId==7820> >
Itís easy to add contacts from Facebook and other social sites through Wi=
ndows Liveô Messenger. Learn how.
https://www.invite2messenger.net/im/?source=TXT_EML_WLH_LearnHow
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee=.com
Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/=gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7820

7) From: Sandy Andina
I usually drink from one of the 30 or so pen show, drug company,  
"thank-you-for-playing-our-venue-or-radio-station" or souvenir glazed  
ceramic mugs in my cupboard--somewhere between earthenware and china.   
Gevalia had nice fine china mugs, but those broke years ago.  Diner- 
quality heavy stoneware mugs are too thick to get much flavor-- 
analogous to cheap thick-rimmed non-crystal wine glasses.
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
On Jun 13, 2008, at 7:33 AM, Vicki Smith wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

8) From: Dave Huddle
My favorite cups are ceramic and have the logo   - "HUDDLE HOUSE
Restaurants - Always Open, Always Fresh!"
Of course the coffee I put in them is always fresh roasted and the
greens are always from SweetMarias.
SIDE note - Although the HUDDLE HOUSE chain has no connection to my
family name, years ago I stopped at at a HUDDLE HOUSE restaurant,
showed the manager my name on my drivers license and he gave me a free
glass of water.
Dave HUDDLE
Westerville, OH
On 6/13/08, Bob  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

9) From: Dean De Crisce
I like that! I trained for awhile under a tea fanatic woman. She frequently
stated "we don't drink tea from bags and we NEVER use styrofoam." hah.
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Steve Barber  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Dean De Crisce, MD
Ann Klein Forensic Center
Special Treatment Unit
8 Production Way
Avenel, NJ 07001
732-499-5653
Mobile: 310-980-8715
decrisce.md
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

10) From: Dean De Crisce
Vicki, did you catch the Pope mug on the link you sent....classic...is that
then used for the God shot (for Catholics of course)?
 hc240 Royal Grafton JOHN PAUL II Commemorative Mug
1982
I wonder if they have a Rebbe cup (absolutely no disrespect intended)? Ha! I
just googled it! They don't...but they do have an 'oy vey' mug. ha ha hahttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://shop.thejewishmuseum.org/jmuseum/assets/product_images/PAAAIABIAKKPMMBD.jpg&imgrefurl=http://shop.thejewishmuseum.org/jmuseum/product.asp%3Fs_id%3D0%26dept_id%3D3180%26pf_id%3DPAAAIABIAKKPMMBD%26prod_name%3DOy%2BVey!%2BMug&h'4&w17&sz(&hl=en&start&&um=1&tbnid=uLcpXAH-ldYEwM:&tbnh2&tbnw8&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djewish%2Bmug%26start%3D18%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US%26sa%3DNOn Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Steve Barber  wrote:">http://shop.thejewishmuseum.org/jmuseum/assets/product_images/PAAAIABIAKKPMMBD.jpg&imgrefurl=http://shop.thejewishmuseum.org/jmuseum/product.asp%3Fs_id%3D0%26dept_id%3D3180%26pf_id%3DPAAAIABIAKKPMMBD%26prod_name%3DOy%2BVey!%2BMug&h'4&w17&sz(&hl=en&start&&um=1&tbnid=uLcpXAH-ldYEwM:&tbnh2&tbnw8&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djewish%2Bmug%26start%3D18%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US%26sa%3DN">http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://shop.thejewishmuseum.org/jmuseum/assets/product_images/PAAAIABIAKKPMMBD.jpg&imgrefurl=http://shop.thejewishmuseum.org/jmuseum/product.asp%3Fs_id%3D0%26dept_id%3D3180%26pf_id%3DPAAAIABIAKKPMMBD%26prod_name%3DOy%2BVey!%2BMug&h'4&w17&sz(&hl=en&start&&um=1&tbnid=uLcpXAH-ldYEwM:&tbnh2&tbnw8&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djewish%2Bmug%26start%3D18%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US%26sa%3DNOn Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Steve Barber  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Dean De Crisce, MD
Ann Klein Forensic Center
Special Treatment Unit
8 Production Way
Avenel, NJ 07001
732-499-5653
Mobile: 310-980-8715
decrisce.md
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

11) From: Alex Fitch
I vote for ceramic, it holds heat better in my opinion.
------------------------------
Alex Fitch
Alex
On Jun 13, 2008, at 8:17 AM, Bob wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

12) From: John Despres
I received two of these cups for my birthday - the Bodum glass mug style =
but without the handle.
Peter, I concur: these are outstanding cups. I broke one, but I have a =
slight suspicion I may be receive a few more for Father's day. Since I =
received these, I don't even use my own designed ceramic mug any more.
John
Coffee wrote:
<Snip>
<Snip>
<Snip>
<Snip>
<Snip>
<Snip>
<Snip>
<Snip>
fee.com =
<Snip>
<Snip>
ee.com =
<Snip>
<Snip>
-- =
John A C Despres
Hug your kids
616.437.9182
Scene It All Productions 
JDís Coffee Provoked Ramblings =
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee=.com
Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/=gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7820

13) From: sci
I'll probably lose CSA points for this, but here goes. Glass or Ceramic?
Neither. Stainless. Here's why I like it: Double wall stainless with a lid
allows a nice long cool-down that seems to accentuate and draw out the
flavor better. I have loads of nice cups, but this one stainless mug I have
does wonders. It allows me to contemplate the cup longer. We all know that
the top, middle, and bottom of the cup taste different. For this reason a
slow cool down seems preferable. I do want to try the double-wall
borosilicate glass mugs made by Bodum. That may prove to be the best. I hope
they come out with one that has a lid. As for stainless adding any kind of
flavors or off metallic tastes, I can't detect any.
FWIW
YMMV
IMHO
Etc, etc,
Ivan
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
08 07:51:21 -0500
From: "Steve Barber" 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Glass or Ceramic?
To: homeroast
Message-ID:
       <526a876f0806130551t61e7afc7q57503feae82d2344>
Content-Type: text/plain; charsetO-8859-1
I find that I don't get the subtle nuances in flavor unless I drink mine
tepid from a styrofoam cup.
Steve
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

14) From: Jamie Dolan
Well for larger mugs at home we use the Rain Forest Cafe Mugs, They
don't sell them online, so you have to get them from a Rain Forest
Cafe Directly or from E-bay http://tinyurl.com/5nbadm). I like them
so much that when I was at scaa I ran to the Mall of America and got
some more Rain Forest Mugs.  There nice and thick and I don't think
any of them have broken in the last 10 years we have been using them.
When taking a coffee drink to go, we use the stainless steel mugs.
I do use the Bodem shot glasses when I want to measure out a shot and
watch it being poured.  Otherwise, I pull shots into the traditional
while ceramic cups with white saucers.  SM has both the white mugs and
the Bodem glasses (http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.espresso.shtml)
I guess it turns out my preference in general is ceramic.  However, I
don't really see how either will effect the taste.
Jamie
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

15) From: Lynne
Always ceramic - mugs in our house.
The best one I ever had was a gift from my kids (maybe 10 yrs or more ago).
It was either a whale or dolphin mug (think it was a whale), and the handle
was
the tale. I loved that mug so much - it just felt right in my hand.. sad to
say,
it broke. (the base of the mug was larger than the top, and it was sort of
'swerve-y' in
design - in other words, the surface of the ceramic wasn't flat...)
They (my kids) bought it at a 'learning' type store (used to be at a mall in
Cambridge)
 that is no longer in business. Wish I could find one like it again!
Lynne
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Jamie Dolan  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

16) From: Lynne
Well, I found a picture of the same exact mug! Alas, it was for some silent
auction - for 2003!!http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufccc/UFCC2003/bid_list.htmlthen scroll down to #009.
If anyone sees one of these for sale *anywhere* - please let me know!
Lynne
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 12:28 AM, Lynne  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

17) From: Bill
Am I the only one who wants my coffee to cool quickly?  I use a
single-walled Bodum glass mug, which is nice to accentuate the visual appeal
of the coffee.  But I want my coffee to cool down so that I can actually
taste the flavors!  Plus, I guess I'm generally in a hurry in the morning,
so I get to enjoy the coffee, but not necessarily to savor it...
bill in wyo
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

18) From: Bob
<Snip>
Cossack! or is that Philistine? I can never remember
I like my CoffeeKids diner mug because it cools quickly on the
first cup so I can savor the next one.
Currently using our Fidenza Oslo Cappuccino glass cups so I can
enjoy the nice crema on the top
Bob ~ likely a Bolshevik, at least a Volga Dutchman.

19) From: Bryan Wray
Nope, you are not alone in that camp.  I also want my coffee to cool quickly.  When I commute into work (about 30-40 minutes) I keep a thin walled travel mug (not high quality) in the cup holder and put a really really nice Nissan travel thermos in the passenger seat.  The thermos keeps the coffee hot for forever, but it cools quickly in the mug when I want to drink it.
-Bry
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
--- On Sun, 6/15/08, Bill  wrote:
<Snip>
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.homeroasting.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20


HomeRoast Digest