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Linkable Mugs: Love It Or Hate It?

When I worked in a Spanish bar as a la chica de cafe, carrying more than two coffee drinks without a tray was impossible. I can't help but wonder how these linkable mugs by Jonathan Aspinall would affect the barista's job. As many as six coffee mugs link together to form a large line of cups that's easily carried by holding only two of the mugs. These seem like an ingenious invention, but wouldn't they be really heavy when filled with steaming coffee?? I'm undecided about these vessels, how about you?

Source: Yanko Design

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kstraw23 kstraw23 8 years
seems pretty ingenious, if it actually functions when all the mugs are full
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
Cute idea, but I don't know how well it would actually work in practice.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I'm thinking that UNlinking them may result in spilled HOT beverage ... OUCH. No thanks.
jen22 jen22 8 years
I would definitely buy this.
laurafox laurafox 8 years
I love it in a busy coffeehouse setting.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 8 years
Not into it.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 8 years
If it's helpful for baristas, then hell yeah! Besides, it's easy to take apart.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 8 years
What's the point if you can't take them apart without scalding yourself?
bibelot bibelot 8 years
It's a cool design idea, but also looks like an accident waiting to happen. When those mugs are all full of hot coffee/tea, wouldn't they be terribly heavy?
saffy1227 saffy1227 8 years
not that into it.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I'm with Tee0206 - I can imagine spilling the drinks when trying to pull the mugs apart.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
thats really interesting. this would be great even for 3 mugs...maybe not so many as shown.
nikkih nikkih 8 years
Awkward!! I'd be too afraid the mugs in the middle would collapse.
edjusted edjusted 8 years
In other news today, Starbucks filed for bankruptcy after the jury awarded John Doe 5 gazillion dollars after 6 cups of coffee were simultaneously spilled on their lap...
rubialala rubialala 8 years
No, I don't think so.
randomname12345 randomname12345 8 years
I love this idea! I'm living in England right now where it's good manners to ask your office mates if they'd like a cup of tea when you go to make yourself one. I've had to juggle 6 mugs of tea through various obstacles before (doors, staircases, etc). This invention would've helped out a lot!
zc zc 8 years
love them!
Marci Marci 8 years
It's a great idea if it works
potterlove potterlove 8 years
Those are so cute! But I would only have like 3, maybe 4, mugs to carry if they're full to the brim.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i think a tray is nice.
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 8 years
That is just too dangerous for my coordination. I would probably not link them correctly and one in the middle would fall making a big mess.
tee0206 tee0206 8 years
Well, it would depend on how heavy the filled mugs would be and how easy it is to take them apart. I honestly can't see myself removing six mugs without spilling half the drinks.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I don't know. I mean, it's an interesting concept, but I can't see me using them around the house. And I'm with you, party, wouldn't it be too heavy and unwieldy to actually carry?
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