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Coffee cup sleeves keep our hands from getting scorched, but what if they were actually just costumes for the cups? Backbone Branding designed a series of sleeves with that in mind and turned the functional wraps into masks. The cup underneath is printed with various expressions, and you can change it up by turning the cup. Endless entertainment!

Backbone made these cups for Gawatt coffee shop in Armenia.

See more photos of the coffee cup masks after the break.

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The Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte may be the most popular flavored beverage on the planet. It even has its own Twitter account. The drink heralds the coming of fall (which seems to come earlier every year in terms of pumpkin spice creep), and this year, fall is coming to Starbucks beginning next Monday, August 25th. Only seven days away. I’m counting the hours.

Check out the official tweet (with animation) after the break…

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BMO is more than a video game console–he’s also a mug! This officially licensed Adventure Time BMO mug is perfect for holding your favorite drink, and while you can’t actually play any games, it’s still just as cute as the real BMO. Now that’s something I can definitely compute!

Product Page: ($14.99)


Batman turned 75 this year, and in my mind there’s no better way to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s birthday than by putting on a cape and beating up bad guys! Then again, it might be safer to just drink a cup of coffee in his honor with this 75th Anniversary DC Comics Justice League Morphing Mug. The 11-ounce mug is heat-activated and a hidden “75 Years of Batman” image is revealed once you pour in a steamin’ cup of joe. It’s available for pre-order now with shipment slated for September.

Product Page: ($18.99 via Geek Alerts)


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dunkin donuts coffee donuts

Donuts and coffee are already a match made in heaven so it makes sense to combine them into sugary goodness. Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced not one, but two coffee flavored donuts – the first of their kind to be made with their Original Blend Coffee. They’re offering a Glazed Coffee Creme Donut and a Coffee, Creme, & Sugar Donut.

From the press release:

Glazed Coffee Creme Donut features a glazed yeast shell filled with coffee buttercreme and drizzled with chocolate icing

Coffee, Creme & Sugar Donut features a yeast shell filled with coffee buttercreme and finished in powdered sugar

I’m not really a fan of creme filling, but for the sake of coffee flavored donuts, I’d give these a try.

(via CNN Money, photo via Dunkin’ Donuts)

I don’t know about you, but the current trek from bed to coffee – even brewed coffee- can be a perilous one if you’re not awake. And there’s always the concern that you won’t get out of the bed to even get the coffee because you need the coffee to get out of the bed.

Well, there’s a solution to this problem.

Allow me to introduce you to “The Barisieur”. This coffee maker and alarm clock in one was introduced at New Designers 2014 by creator Josh Renouf.

Renouf is an industrial designer so this beauty is built to work well and look good. The clock is a standard digital clock, but the top is coffee chemistry.

Water in the beaker is heated by induction heating and then blown out over your choice of ground coffee in a stainless steel filter. While the water is heating, ball bearings in the beaker clink together to create the alarm sound. From there, it drips into a glass mug under the filter and you get coffee.There’s even a space in the middle of the tray that holds cream and your choice of sweetener.

Some of you may need something a little louder to wake up in the morning, but the wonderful smell might negate that problem. And yeah, it sure is a shorter walk to the coffee.

(via The Mary Sue)


Ok, so you’re going to team up with Star-Lord and take on Thanos? Well, do you have a zany ’70s and ’80s mix-tape to help keep you occupied while you’re flying through space? Good. Got a talking raccoon with an itchy trigger finger? Great. Oh! Do you need a talking house plant/muscle? Got one of those too, huh? Good for you. Looks like you’re prepared. Wait, did you remember to bring vessels for beverages? No? Well, good thing I asked!

Check out this Guardians Of the Galaxy ceramic mug, which can hold 20 ounces of your preferred caffeinated beverage (or any liquid really, except for molten steel, because that would melt the cup). Oh, and if you plan on doing some fancy flying, you’re going to need some sort of cup with a lid, so make sure to check out the 18-ounce Guardians of the Galaxy Travel Cup after the break. Have a safe space trip!

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Who says you’re too old to use your imagination? Who says you can’t spend a good chunk of your day dreaming up a magical story about unicorns and a magical rainbow-filled land? Believing in the fantastic is a good thing, so celebrate your love for all things fantasy with this fun Unicorn Sprinkles Mug. It features a cupcake riding a unicorn and it’s glorious.

Product Page: (£6.99 or $11.91)


Caffeine keeps us all going, especially on those early mornings, and this little guy is ready for anything. Look at that fierce grimace. Nothing can stop you when caffeine is on the job.

Product Page ($15)