This tip, in all honesty, seems like a no-brainer, but as I sit here at one of my favorite coffee-imbibement establishments in Louisville, I look around and see that none of my fellow work-from-anywhere folks are taking advantage of this simple trick.

I’m going to lay it out bluntly here- for the best experience at a coffee shop when you’re going to be sitting there working, reading, conversing, whatever, is to order your coffee in a mug. Yes, the ceramic mug is the hot set up that will elevate your experience. Not only is it a more stout-feeling vessel for your toasty beverage, but it keeps said toasty beverage warmer, longer.

You Instagrammers will revel in the fact that the mug experience at the coffee shop will give you a much more polish shot to show people how productive you’re being. (PS- I just did this, so I know it’s true)

And the most important thing is that it will keep a paper cup out of the trash. And a plastic lid. And a paper thing around the cup to keep your little fingers from getting burned. And this adds up. A ton.

So do yourself a favor- next time you’re at Fante’s Coffee, Heine Bros, Safai, or Highland Coffee, ask for it in a mug. It will elevate your experience. And they don’t even charge you more for it!

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