(AP) – A University of Missouri professor hopes his invention of
a new mug that maintains the coffee’s temperature longer percolates into hot
The Columbia Missourian reports that Columbia professor Hongbin “Bill” Ma’s
company, ThermAvant International, and the university have a patent pending for
what’s called the Lexo mug.
It’s made of stainless steel walls and uses vacuum insulation. But the unique
bio-based material inside reduces the coffee’s initial temperatures to a
comfortable drinking level within minutes and maintains that temperature longer.
The company has sold more than 600 of the 10-ounce mugs, which Ma says should
last 20 to 30 years.
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