Cafe Pet Peeve - Wide Brimmed Coffee Mugs
Anyhow, I'm not sure if this trend began with the TV show Friends, but it's basically where I remember it catching fire. That is the trend of wide brimmed coffee mugs at trendy coffee shops. Heck, I used to enjoy the novelty factor of them myself. However, as of late, hanging out Tryst here in DC these last couple of days, I've begun to notice a major drawback.
Let's face it, as I laptop nomad, I spend 6-10 hours a day in a coffee shop. If a coffee shop is going to charge a significant amount for refills on coffee (as Tryst does), I want to drink the coffee fairly slowly. Unfortunately, I've noticed these past couple of days that the coffee at Tryst goes cold very quickly due to the heat dissipating out of a wider surface exposure. I find that I don't even get half way through my coffee before it's too cold and bitter to drink.
Just a hat tip, if you're going to be spending any significant amount of time in an independant coffee shop, perhaps it's worthwhile asking them if they'll serve your coffee in a to-go cup.