May the Lungo Be With You

There’s just no way around this — this travel coffee cup is a classic. BB-8 is the droid of the decade, and now you can take him with you… filled with your favorite Nespresso lungo, of course.

This travel cup, made by KeepCup, comes in LOTs of different colors. Most are only $18.00, but this special droid is more… $34.00. But it’ll be worth the extra bucks when you start getting comments from commuters on the subway.

All are tempered, recycled glass, and will keep your coffee hot for a respectable amount of time. The polypropylene lid is a KeepCup perfection — there’s a swivel portion that will seal your cup, or allow a small gap for drinking. There’s a polypropylene band around the center for gripping without burning your hand.

Available from Amazon.

Nespresso to-go!

 In the U.S., we take our coffees to go. It’s not that the Scandinavians and Europeans are wrong to only drink coffee in a mug, sitting in a relaxed setting. That’s a good way to enjoy a Nespresso, for sure. But, sometimes we just need that lungo to go!

For those times, here’s the perfect disposable paper cup, neatly embellished with the Nespresso logo.

Order in 250 ml for an 8 ounce lungo.   Available at Amazon.

Order 100 ml for a shorter espresso.  Available at Amazon.

 

Disposable to-go lungo cups

Dixie 8 oz. To-Go Coffee Cup

Dixie 8 oz.

If you’re just looking for a disposable travel coffee cup to grab and go, it’s harder to find than you’d imagine, isn’t it? After all, you see them everywhere — kinda like the one here, to the left, made by Dixie. But, most are either 12 ounce or 16 ounce, and you want one that’s 8-10 ounces. So, I’ve looked around, and this post has links to some of your options. I hope you like them — if you find any others, please reply to this post and let me know!

The Dixie 8 ounce cup shown to the left can be purchased at Amazon in varying package quantities. The links here take you to the 160-count page.  The trouble is, this package does not come with lids.  You have to order them separately, and they come in varying package sizes, too. But guess what? Not in 160-count! Here’s a link to a 100-count package at Amazon.com.

160 count Cups: Available at Amazon.com.

Lids also available at Amazon.com.

 

 

Here’s another option made by HOMMP. It’s a very durable, 8-ounce coffee travel cup. These come with lids, so there’s no fuss ordering cups and lids separately. These are extra-thick cups and just the right height — 3.5″ tall, so they’ll fit under your Nespresso spout.

100 count cups/lids at Amazon.com.

Lungo to go! Star Wars version!

KeepCup is a to-go cup you’re going to really love. I have two myself, in different colors. This is just what you need if you’re looking for a smaller travel coffee cup; but KeepCup also has these available in 12-ounce and 16-ounce versions, if you need an entire set!

Here’s why you’ll love these travel lungo cups:

• They’re just the right size for your lungo, with an 8-ounce capacity.

• They feel good when you hold them. The plastic has a nice finish to it, and the rubber ring shields you from the hot coffee.

• The lid doesn’t cut your lip when you sip! The soft plastic is contoured just right, and it feels good when you sip. You probably have experiences other to-go cups that feel funny on your lips, but the KeepCup designers know this, and designed a lid that feels good. This is probably one of many reasons this cup has won a number of design awards!

• They don’t require heating before filling, so your lungo stays hot.

• Great color options! The cup featured here (called “jalapeno”) shows a bright orange band with a red topper, but there are lots of other color combinations.

This cup is 3.5″ tall, so it’ll just fit under an Essenza spout: you don’t have to hold it in place while your lungo dispenses if you use the Essenza Nespresso model.

Available from Amazon.com.