Ideal for espresso-based drinks such as cappuccinos, cortados, and flat whites, the new Ember Temperature Control Smart Cup offers a premium coffee experience that does more than keep your coffee hot. Our smart mug allows you to set your preferred drinking temperature, so you can enjoy your expertly crafted hot drink —just the way you like it— from the first sip to the last drop. Ember Cup’s built-in battery maintains your precise drinking temperature for up to 1.5 hours or all day with the included charging coaster.
This is the little brother to the popular self-heating mug from Ember Mug 2. Coming in 177 ml, it packs a battery and heating element in the bottom, allowing it to heat your beverage to your prefered temperature. This all done through the app.
When you set up your cup, you can assign it an LED colour. This is probably to do with if you have a couple and don’t want to pick up the wifes Christmas flavoured tea. Once done, fill your cup, let it brew using the brew timer and then set the temperature. You can see the temperature of the beverage and you can then drag the slider to your desired temp. You then get a notification to let you know its at the desired temp. There are 5 preset temperatures, 6 including off. These can be edited, removed and new ones added if needed. There are 3 brewing times, these can be edited if needed.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Cup Review
My process seems to be brew, drink and then wash and charge. Then picking it up for my next tea when ready. I’m drinking less tea now, as cups last a lot longer due to them not cooling down.
I was able to get around an hour of heating before it gave me a notification. I was a bit confused by the charging base. I’d have thought wireless charging would be in use, but it isn’t. They are using live contact on the base, which connects to the bottom of the mug. This means no water can get in the way. It feels like you should be able to have a hot drink on the base to keep it going, but I wouldn’t risk it.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Cup feels like an espresso drinkers dream! Finally, check out our Digital Home section for other reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.