The best Coffee takeaway flasks

We are mad about coffee and even madder about the single use coffee cups that are just everywhere!!!!! They are not harmless paper, easy to recycle cups but they are lined with plastic or latex and the lids have BPA that readily leaches into your coffee.

onegreenbottle has searched everywhere for good quality reusable stainless steel coffee flasks that do not leak, keep your coffee toasty, are easy to drink from, are easy to clean and that fit under the spout of coffee machines.

Our favourite go-to travel coffee cup is the Contigo Pinnacle. These little beauties hold 330ml of coffee. Our second favourite is the slightly larger Byron bottle, followed by the Huron and West Loop models.

We are offering all of our Contigo range of bottles at SALE prices throughout August to boost the use of reusable coffee cups.

1) One of the most common locations to get BPA (bisphenol A, a common plastic additive) poisoning is from to-go coffee lids. When PBA is heated or comes in contact with acid food, it releases more of the dangerous toxin. Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DC, DABCN, CNS studied, “The impact of BPA on immune reactivity and the potential roles these mechanisms may have on the development or provocation of autoimmune diseases.”

PBAs are found in disposable plastics such a baby bottles, sippy cups, the outer coating of pacifiers, water bottles, food storage containers and can linings.

Phthalates are in plastic making it soft and flexible. Products famous for containing phthalates are shower curtains, deodorant, cosmetics, medical devices, car interiors, toys, baby rattles, teething rings, rubber duckies, books for the bathtub, shampoo and lotions.

Dr. Kharrazian’s published report sited  BPA to be an endocrine disruptor that binds to estrogen receptors. This was found to exert diverse adverse endocrine effects which are showing to be a potential triggering compound in autoimmune disease. BPAs from disposable plastics are released into the bloodstream at a higher rate when the plastic is heated or used with acidic food or drinks.

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Dr. Kharrazian says, “Plastic coffee lids and drink bottles (are) primary offenders. As coffee or tea passes through a plastic coffee lid, both the heat and the acidity leach very high levels of BPA into your drink. Also, small amounts of BPA insulate the coating of paper cups. It’s also important to avoid plastic bottles, especially if they are heated or contain an acidic beverage such as soda or fruit juice. You should absolutely never drink an acidic beverage from a plastic bottle as you will be drinking high amounts of BPA.”

Plastic take-out containers are also common offenders.