Normally that would be added to the list of “Dumb Things Brooke Does Before Her Coffee’s Done”. But this time, it was on purpose. I received a set of hand-blown glass insulated cups from Ozeri. The best part? They’re good for hot or cold drinks. The sides are two walls of glass with a space between. Freshly brewed coffee in the cup is great. I told Mr. Determined that it was “deceptively cool” when I take the coffee to my desk in the morning. The coffee has to be in the cup for a few minutes to even be able to tell that there’s something warm in there. It never gets to the heat that a coffee cup does. That means:
- No weird hand offs while trying to pass a very hot cup with only one handle to another person
- No heat damage to tables
- No cups so cold that they’re uncomfortable to hold and socialize
Not to mention that the style of the cups is just classy with a little indentation around the sides and a pointed bottom on the interior wall. It’s one of those cups you put out while you’re entertaining filled with something fruity.
I have loved using these cups for my coffee, but I can be a little more creative and so can you. These are perfect for displaying a green coffee smoothie or other green breakfast smoothie. The bottom coming to a rounded point means having a nice little area to put your straw into and get the rest of the smoothie goodness. We all know that things taste better in fancy cups with a straw. Add an umbrella or fruit on a little plastic sword for extra points. I can stick these cups in the microwave, coffee machine, and dishwasher which means they can be a part of my day-to-day life.
Disclaimer: Ozeri was kind enough to provide me with the pan used in this recipe at no cost to me so that I could introduce it to you.