Tuesday, May 6, 2008

No Impact Man meets Dori & Val Coffee Cup

I have been searching for the perfect on the go reusable coffee mug. I didn't want it to be too big. I really prefer to drink from a ceramic mug, but I don't want spills in the car on the way to work. Stainless steel would be ok, but the ones I have seen are enormous and expensive. I would prefer no handle. I know it is a lot to expect out of a coffee mug. Regardless, it has been driving me crazy. I read about No Impact Man's reusable coffee cup, which is a reused glass jar. That seemed like a good idea, but I do not have any jars at my house that would work or that are empty.

While I was at the store, I noticed that the POM Tea comes in a really cool jar. Ok, I know it would be much greener to reuse a jar I was going to recycle instead of buying a new jar of tea just to use the container. I never claimed to be perfect. So I bought two jars. One for me and one for my husband. If I was going to splurge, someone else might as well enjoy it with me, right? Plus, I wanted to butter him up so he did not think I was totally crazy. (probably too late for that though). BTW, the tea is really yummy. I considered it a win win situation. I got a new coffee cup and a nice treat.

You may now be asking who is Dori & Val? Well, they host a podcast called More Hip than Hippie. I have been listening to their podcast for several months now and look forward to it every week. They drink beer and eat chocolate during each show even when they tape in the morning and provide tons of great information. Especially to people like me, who are trying to figure out all this going green business. They have a teenie weenie greenie each week. In this episode, they suggest reusing a section of an old sweater sleeve as a coffee cozy. You will notice in the photo below that I am listening to their podcast on the way to work.
I really had intentions to do this to use with my new coffee cup, but just have not gotten around to it. So I had to improvise. Instead, I used one of my daughter's Baby Legs (leg warmers for babies and kids) as a cozy. It worked perfectly. Thanks No Impact Man and Dori & Val. My morning coffee is now complete. Doesn't it look so cute?


Green & Clean Mom said...

Sweet new blog look! Dori and Val gave you a shout out! Way cool. I love my new best friends! LOL! Great post on the BPA stuff too! Isn't it so confusing?

Laura said...

Silly question... does the fact that the coffee is hot cause any problems w/ sealing it in the POM jar? Like does it 'explode' when you open it. Great idea nd I love the baby leg on the cup! So funny... and hip and cute!

Jen said...


That is not a silly question at all. Actually, I did not even think about it so good thing it did not happen. The glass does get very hot which is of course is one of the reasons for the baby leg. The top seal back on without a problem. Sometimes it leaks through the top a tiny bit, but not every time. I also handwash the top. I am sure a mason jar would work better, but those POM teas are so cute. Hope that helps.

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