How do I get that stinky coffee smell out of my travel mug?
I usually drink tea, but occasionally I'll fill up with coffee instead for a mid-afternoon pick-me up. Afterwards, the coffee odor/taste lingers for days/weeks, polluting the delicate flavor of my tea!! I've tried vigorous scrubbing/soaking/baking soda, but nothing seems to get rid of the lingering bitterness in my mug. Help! How do I cure my travel mug of its stinky-coffee blues?
Sent by Julia
Julia, we're curious whether your mug is plastic or metal. We've had problems getting odors out of plastic mugs, and if you're using something plastic we simply recommend switching to a stainless steel model.
But if you're having trouble with a metal travel mug we're very curious what our readers will say. Got any advice for getting icky coffee bitterness out of a travel mug?
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