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What Is Nitro Brew Coffee?

Word association game time: what do you think of when you hear the words “nitro brew”? For most people, your first instinct was probably beer, maybe even Guinness specifically, with a foamy waterfall of tiny bubbles cascading from a tap to settle smoothly on a brew. And if you’re a huge fan of that texture, …

How much water should kids drink evry day from their kids water bottle?

How Much Water Should Children Drink Every Day?

As a parent, you want nothing more than for your kids to be happy and healthy. You make sure they get in their fruits and veggies every day (even if that means hiding peas in the mashed potatoes), you try to limit their screen time and help them play outside, and you check over their …

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Is Boxed Water Better Than Plastic Bottled Water?

Maybe you’ve seen the rectangular cartons at music festivals or at your local grocery store and wondered what they are. Bottled water, sure, you get it — but boxed water? How is boxed water different from your typical bottled water, and is it any better for the environment? (Note that when we’re talking about boxed …

What Is A Water Sommelier?

You’ve heard of a wine sommelier, whose job it is to know everything about wine, from tasting to pairing to serving. You might even know the equivalent for beer is a Master Cicerone. But chances are, you’re unaware that the same distinction exists for spring and mineral water — and that there’s only one water …

Healthy swaps for sugary drinks using a fruit infuser water bottle

4 Healthy Swaps for Sugary Drinks

If you’re looking to make a small but impactful change to benefit your health in 2017, you might start by examining what you drink on a daily basis. A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that on average, Americans drink around 400 calories per day, with about 37% of those calories coming …

Best cities for coffee in the U.S.- don't forget your stainless steel travel mug!

5 Best Cities for Coffee in the United States

Here at Contigo HQ in Chicago, we’re #blessed with a Starbucks in our building, a Dunkin Donuts across the street, and dozens of other specialty coffee shops like Bow Truss, Asado, and Big Shoulders within walking distance. But what about outside of the Windy City? This year, we want to explore more local coffee shops …

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The 5 Biggest Water and Coffee Stories of 2016

We’ll admit it: we’re suckers for year-end posts, whether it’s an expected list like “The Best Albums of 2016” or something a little more niche, like “19 Times Liam Hemsworth Blessed Us On Social Media in 2016” (it’s real, Google it). So to do our part, we’re counting down the five biggest water and coffee …

Glass water bottles and the environment

The Biggest Environmental Issues of 2017

As 2017 inches closer and closer, we’re planning for the future: how we’re going to improve ourselves, what goals we want to achieve, and what new donut places we absolutely have to try. Just us? Oh, never mind then. All jokes aside, the common thread that ties together everyone on the planet is our environment. …

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Last Minute Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic

Do you even gift, bro? (We’re really proud of that one.) We’ve got you covered for the health and wellness devotee on your gift list. Here are a few gifts guaranteed to make them smile — and then crank out one more rep. At-Home Gym Essentials For the friend who is slowly but surely building …

Last minute gifts for the coffee lover

6 Last-Minute Gifts for the Coffee Lover

Everyone has that one friend who’s never seen without a cup of coffee at their side. This year, go beyond the usual holiday-themed ceramic mug and hook your friend up with a unique coffee gift. We did the legwork for you. Coffee Bean Grinder Got a friend who’s just starting to explore the coffee world? …

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Four Last Minute Gifts for Your Eco-Friend

It’s getting to be crunch time for holiday gift shopping, but if your schedule is anything like ours, holiday parties and work events are ramping up too. Gone are the free afternoons and evenings where you can leisurely wander the mall combing stores for the perfect gift. But hey, there’s no need to panic. Over …

How Contigo kids water bottles are spill-proof and leak-proof

How Our Kids Products Are Spill-Proof AND Leak-Proof

If you’re a parent, a babysitter, or have even just been around kids for more than five minutes, you know that spills are inevitable. As well-meaning as they may be, kids tend to have heavy hands and flailing elbows, meaning no regular cup is safe on any type of surface. At the same time, a …

How to stay hydrated when it's cold outside

Why You Still Need to Hydrate When It’s Cold Outside

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you probably feel like doing is drinking a ton of water (especially when holiday parties and all their spiced wine and eggnogs are out in full force… well, until the morning after, that is). You’re craving hot, cozy beverages, and besides, when it’s cold, you don’t …