Can you put coffee in a plastic tumbler?


Coffee tumblers are a great way to enjoy your beverage on-the-go. There are many styles and types of custom tumblers, so you’ll want to find one that suits your lifestyle.

However, not all tumblers are created equally. Some may be more suited to hot beverages than others. Although you can put coffee in a plastic tumbler – you may not want to. Here’s why.

Health Risks of Using Plastic Tumblers

Unfortunately, storing your coffee in a plastic tumbler isn’t the best choice. One study shows that hot beverages stored in a plastic container are at a higher risk of contamination of Bisphenol-A (BPA).

BPA is talked about a lot when it comes to plastic containers. It is a type of chemical often found in food-grade, polycarbonate plastic cups and containers – including tumblers. It can also be found in epoxy resins that are sprayed on these containers.

The health risks of Bisphenol-A are a concern to many. Some research shows that hot beverages and food can increase the amount of the chemical that transfers from the containers, to the food, and into our bodies. Risks like increased blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes have been linked to long-term BPA exposure.

You can avoid consuming an excess of the chemical by purchasing BPA-free containers and drinking coffee from a stainless steel tumbler.

Other downsides

Drinking coffee from a plastic tumbler might be a convenient choice in the moment, but it can also impact the smell and taste of your drink. Plastic tumblers absorb odors from coffee, tea, and other beverages over time. If you are a serious coffee drinker, this can directly impact your morning routine. Forego leaving a sour taste in your mouth by switching to a custom stainless steel tumbler so that your coffee always tastes fresh!

What to use instead

Stainless steel is one of the best materials to use for coffee tumblers and travel mugs. It helps keep temperature-sensitive liquids perfectly sippable for longer and is more durable than its plastic counterpart. Stainless steel tumblers are also a more sustainable and healthy choice than plastic tumblers. They are BPA-free, so you never have to worry about health risks while sipping on your hot beverages.

With double-wall vacuum insulation, custom steel tumblers won’t transfer heat like ceramic or glass. This allows them to hold a range of your favorite beverages, hot or cold. Their packaging also makes them a favorite choice above plastic vessels, since they look and feel more durable and distinctive. Stainless steel tumblers are easy to clean and won’t hold on to smells or tastes from other drinks.

Here are just a few ideas of what to put in your stainless steel tumbler.

  • Hot drinks: Lattes, cappuccinos, tea, hot chocolate, mulled wine
  • Cold Drinks: Lemonade, iced tea, iced coffee, smoothie, fruit juice, cocktails, wine, fruit-infused water

For more ways to customize your stainless steel coffee tumbler, contact LoTech Sales.

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