Custom Coffee Mug Review : @MugMkr


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There are several technical aspects to brewing the perfect pot of coffee; the beans, brewer, the right grinder, water quality, etc all play role in the final taste of your brew. Sure, these are all important, but there is something else that I find important too…THE MUG! It’s just magical when you pair the perfect brew with your favorite vessel. I know it is also an important element for countless other people, yet so many folks sentence themselves to drinking from a paper cup… yuck! Review

The Popular "Twitter Mug"

I had a favorite coffee cup once. I hugged it, I squeezed it, and I called it ‘George’. No, but I really did have a favorite mug that seemed to make the coffee taste just a little better, the sun shine just a little bit brighter, and the world seem just a little less crappy 🙂 Then it broke, and the coffee tasted worse, the sun didn’t shine, and the world was just as crappy as I remembered it. It wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t as good as it was before. Then I remembered meeting someone on twitter that made custom hand crafted coffee mugs. I contacted Owen Dearing (@MugMkr on twitter) and chatted back and forth with him for a bit, and I ordered one of his wildly popular “TWITTER MUGS” His website address is and it features all of the various designs that Owen offers.

There are many types of personalized mugs, and for around $20, they are a steal. I really like the personalization aspect of it. You can choose colors, designs, even which side of the mug you want the handle to be on. These are the details that make your daily cup of coffee an experience!

What do you think?  Do you have a mug that is your ‘goto’ coffee cup?  Maybe there is some other seemingly unrelated object that contributes to your own coffee experience.  I encourage you to take a photo of it and share it in the comments below!  You will see a button to add an image to your comment…do it!  For your time, I will give you an additional entry into the contest described below.


In the video I also touched on how to best store your coffee.  I really like these coffee storage canisters by TightVac.  They are really simple to use and I have a video review of them too (How to Store Coffee Properly)  The most important things to protect coffee beans from are; Air, Light, Moisture, Heat.  Keep your beans away from these elements, and your coffee will stay fresher for a longer period of time.

Coffee Vac from TightVac


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For the month of September, you will have a shot at winning one of 10 prize packages consisting of a Toddy Cold Coffee Brewing System and one pound of fresh roasted Kuma Coffee!  In case you don’t know what a Toddy brewer is, or how to use it, I made a video about it (How To Make Cold Brew Coffee / Toddy Coffee Brewer Tutorial).  This is a great giveaway so don’t miss out on your chance to win 🙂

You can get one entry for each of the following…

° Enter on Facebook (1 entry for filling in the quick form, 1 entry for posting it on your wall, 1 for inviting 5+ peeps)

° Leave a contributing comment on this or ANY post (Bonus for including an image)

° TWITTER: Click the “RETWEET” button (above)

° TWITTER: Retweet my tweets about the contest and use #CoffeeNateMe in your tweets!

° STUMBLEUPON:  Review and recommend this post on SU

° DIGG:  Digg it!

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Nate is a special kind of coffee lover. He began drinking the same swill that most others do, but thought there must be something better out there. Sure enough, he was right, even more so than he ever dreamed possible. He soon found his way into the specialty coffee industry, and was tasting exceptional coffees from dozens of roasters from around the country. He is now committed to teaching others how they can appreciate coffee, and how they can make the best coffee in town and save money at the same time! Cheers c[_]

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  • Hwade

    I agree, there is nothing better than a perfect cup of coffee with all the right elements. Water quality can be an issue but for the most part as long as the water tastes good by itself, it will taste good in the coffee. 

    • You’re right Hwade! 

  • Luke Noyes

    This was a gift.  To date it is my largest ceramic mug and I LOVE it.  Love the color, love the size, and love the message reminder.  One of my 3 “go to” cups.

    • Thanks for sharing Luke!  Looks like a great mug 🙂

  • Joel Benge

    I love that mug revolution also makes shaving mugs! Tempted to get a shaving mug with “Put coffee in the other mug!” and a coffee mug with “Shaving cream goes in the other mug!” on them. Haha

    • Sounds like a plan Joel.  Hopefully you don’t get them mixed up!

  • Sherri Jones

    Great contest.  🙂

  • I purchased my gorgeous Twitter Mug over a year ago from @MugMkr, it is the most wonderful piece of functional art! No one in the house is allowed to touch it but me 🙂

  • Matzsmith

    Thanks for the heads up on the mugs.  Hubbs broke his (or I did, I forget now)  but he had the same experience, coffee wasn’t as good.  He likes that fluted lip you have on yours.  Nice cup BTW.

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  • The options are limitless when it comes to the sizes, types, colors, shapes and designs. For example, people would like to have very large cups but will have the normal quantity of coffee in it. Some will opt for a short and sweet mug with a simple logo design on it.

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