“If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it,” Beyoncé said, as she sipped from her golden coffee chalice. OK, maybe she wasn’t talking about coffee — but a 24-karat gold coffee lid does exist, and it's available now for $99.95. Its ring-shaped, open design “indulges all the senses by allowing you to smell the aroma of your favorite cup of coffee and feel the warmth on your lips,” a spokesperson for the manufacturer told The Daily Meal.
California-based Ember Technologies employs ex-Apple, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, and Amazon Labs designers and engineers. Together, they created a high-tech travel mug that allows consumers to control the temperature of their drinks. According to their website, the average temperature for serving coffee is 160 degrees Fahrenheit, but the average preferred drinking temperature is 135 degrees Fahrenheit. An Ember mug will rapidly cool your coffee to the temperature you prefer and then maintain it until the very last sip.
Previously, Ember’s product only came in matte black. Now, the limited-edition 24-karat “Gold Halo Lid” is available for preorder through the company’s website. You’ll also need the mug, which costs a hefty $149.95. But why drink coffee from the average Joe’s mug when you could sip from the splendor of a golden halo? If you’re a big baller, you could even pour the world’s most expensive coffee in it. And, if you want to go all out — here are 10 really, really expensive Champagnes.