Burning Cup offers a solution to reheating or microwaving your tepid coffee (or beverage) and losing its flavor. The cup prevents the drink from cooling down due to heat release to the outside. It uses sodium acetate to get the heat going. This what the designer says, “The sodium acetate contained in the inside of the cup design can regulate the heat of beverage. The liquid solution breaks the balance of liquid state with a tiny impact and hardens it solid, and it then generates heat momentarily.”
This heat generated by such an impact maintains the temperature of the beverage in the cup for a longer period of time. Every time you feel the beverage going a bit cold, simply crackle the sodium acetate from the outside once again and restart the heating process.
Designer: Ryan Jongwoo Choi