Ember Mug. The battery life is prolonged when coffee is brewed at a temperature greater than 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Battery life is between 80 and 90 minutes depending on the mug’s capacity. Although a bigger cup could be expected to keep your coffee hotter for longer, this is not the case. My wife got me a temperature-controlled cup from Ember as an anniversary present around a year and a half ago. Since then, I’ve been using it to drink my morning coffee.
During that period, a lot has transpired. Like when I got her an Ember and upgraded to the second-generation Ember in exchange for her generosity (because the coating of my original mug started coming off).
The second-generation Ember Mug2 is being referred to by the firm. It’s about time for an in-depth review now that I’ve had a chance to use it extensively! After trying one, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Regular mugs were my go-to vessel for hot drinks (mainly coffee, but sometimes tea). However, the contents of such cups don’t stay hot for very long. It’s common practise in certain households (and in places like Starbucks) to boil their coffee so hot that it burns your tongue. As a consequence, you won’t be able to drink your coffee as soon as you would want. However, if you wait too long, you’ll get a cold beverage instead of a hot one.
It’s possible you haven’t had this issue because you drink your coffee so quickly after it’s brewed. However, I adore creating fresh blog pieces while enjoying my morning coffee.
As a consequence, it’s possible that my first cup may take an hour or more to complete. A heated coffee cup like the Ember ensures that most of my coffee will go cold before I’ve even had a chance to drink it all.
Ember replaced a USB-powered plate with a built-in heating element that warmed up a regular mug before it arrived in the mail for me. Both the Yeti cup and a thermos worked for me for a short while, but neither kept my coffee at the ideal temperature. They retarded the cooling process at best.
Ember is able to maintain any liquid at the temperature you specify for up to one and a half hours, therefore resolving this issue. For those who prefer bigger cups, metallic mugs are only available in 10-ounce sizes, so if you prefer black or white, you’ll have to settle for one of them.
In order to accommodate our Jura espresso machine* and our preference for café Americanos, my wife and I opted for the smaller version. There is just enough water in the Ember’s 10-ounce capacity so it retains most of its aroma and taste.
Of course, I could just make a second cup of espresso and use the bigger Ember mug, which contains more liquid, but I try to keep my caffeine consumption to a minimum and like to have two weaker cups in the morning. Even though the bigger mug needs to heat a greater volume of liquid, its battery is the same size as the smaller one.
There are several variables that affect the battery life, such as the amount of your beverage, the pace at which you drink it and other aspects.
My wife and I each charge our Embers at night, and I have a spare charging coaster in my workplace desk. Thus, I never have to worry about running out of battery (even if I leave my mug unattended for an extended period).
After sending our kids off at school, I normally have a cup of coffee waiting for me when I come back to the house around 7:30 a.m. It takes roughly two hours to recharge your Ember’s battery after it’s entirely exhausted. You can’t charge Ember while it’s heating your beverage, according to the published specs.
While the mug will retain its charge and the warmth of your beverage, it will not recharge the battery if it is placed on a charging coaster with liquid in it. Under such conditions, I’m inclined to believe that the mug will charge, but at a considerably slower rate than normal.
In addition, the Ember Mug includes an inactivity auto-shutoff function that shuts the mug off if the built-in accelerometer does not detect movement for two hours. You won’t need to spend much time on the Ember app after you’ve connected your mug to your device through Bluetooth and selected your desired temperature and other customization choices. As recently as last month’s firmware upgrade, I hadn’t even attempted to launch the app since then.
Ember is a mobile software that can be used on both iOS and Android devices.
By swiping horizontally, the Ember app allows you to choose your preferred temperature. Temperatures may go up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, but I like 135 degrees.
For example, greater temperature settings may drain the battery quicker if your beverage’s temperature is lower than that specified in Ember’s app when you pour it.
To put it another way, if the cup needs to heat your beverage instead of merely keeping it warm, it uses more energy.
In our Jura espresso machine, the coffee I make comes out at more over 190 degrees. When the coffee cools to 135 degrees, my Ember cup doesn’t have to heat it again.
The second thing you can do in the Ember app is adjust the colour of the status LED that will show you when the cup is empty. If you have numerous mugs of the same colour in your home, this might help you recognise your cup.
Overall, I’d rather have a mug that doesn’t have these difficulties with quality control. To be honest, my Ember has been so useful and valuable that even with the troubles I’ve had, I’d purchase another one again. I’ve already informed my wife that the Ember Travel Mug would make a great Christmas present!