Clear Cup


The Clear Cup is just that, a clear to-go cup for your coffee. A very beautiful to-go cup for your coffee. It is making its debut this weekend at the New York International Gift Fair, so I haven’t been able to get my hands on one, but it makes my ceramic “paper cup” look like a PC next to a Mac. A really heavy one at that. While I try to avoid plastic containers in regard to my food, especially hot beverages, this is made with Eastman’s Tritan BPA-free co-polymer. I haven’t used anything made from the material, but it’s the same stuff that Nalgene began using for their water bottles once BPA awareness went mainstream. I’d definitely be willing to try it out and see how my coffee tastes from it.

This was designed and developed by Vizun, the same company who created the Mug Hug, which we gave away in our first (and so far only) contest. The cup was actually designed to use a Mug Hug as its lid, a clever and efficient decision by the company that places multiple products into the hands of customers at the same time.

If you already have a mug you love and just need a lid for it, the Mug Hug is also being offered in two sizes now, in case you have a smaller, less standard size mug.

If you’re in NYC go check out the fair, or go to Vizun for more info.

posted by on 08.12.2010, under Design, Products

Virginia is for Coffee Lovers


Over the last two weeks, we had our first contest here at DCILY. The winner was Will Godwin, who’s Virginia mug garnered the most “likes” on our Facebook page, winning himself a Mug Hug! This really is a beautiful mug. Congrats Will and thanks to everyone who shared their lovely mugs with all of us.

posted by on 04.25.2010, under Misc.



I’m excited to announce the first ever collaboration for Dear Coffee, I Love You. We partnered with the great people at Mug Hug™ to bring our readers the first “Give your mug a hug!” contest. All you need to do to enter is take a photo of your favorite mug and upload it to the Dear Coffee, I Love You fan page on Facebook—before Monday, April 19th. Beginning on Monday, whichever mug gets the most votes (i.e. “likes”) by 3pm est on Friday, April 23rd, will win a free Mug Hug™. The lucky winner will be able to carry coffee in your favorite mug wherever you go!

Mug Hug™ | DCILY Facebook page

posted by on 04.11.2010, under Design, Misc., Products

Dream come true: Mug Hug


First the Coffee Party, and now the Mug Hug! I need to start sleeping with foil over my head because my ideas are becoming realities faster than I can make them happen myself.

The Mug Hug is a solution to a problem I’ve discussed on here various times regarding disposable cups. Just stop offering them and make customers bring their own mugs. “But what if I want to take it to go,” the critics cry. This is your answer. The Mug Hug is a silicone lid that fits on most standard size ceramic mugs to keep your coffee from splashing and spilling while you walk back to the office. Now you can stop wasting cups, crying, and use your favorite mug everyday.

Below is a photo from my sketchbook,  which I emailed in early January to my brother. It’s called the Mug Buddy™ and is basically the exact same product. I almost had a heart attack when Mug Hug began following me on Twitter. *Sigh*

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posted by on 03.04.2010, under Design, Products