Kim Kardashian Is Not Here for This Coffee Accoutrement

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Kim Kardashian is back in the news again—and, no, it's not for her knock-off furniture or a particularly shady mention in The Tortured Poets Department. Rather, it's all about her caffeine choices: Preferably a soy chai latte—or the smallest size of white chocolate mocha with whipped cream—without a coffee sleeve in sight.

That's right: The reality star-turned-lawyer recently revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that she makes her assistants remove her cardboard coffee sleeve on her Starbucks order before delivering her daily dose of java.

The reason? She hates the feel (and sound!) of cardboard. "I can't see it being done or I can't hear it, and I can't feel it," Kardashian tells Kimmel. "The cardboard being moved off the cup is like nails on a chalkboard for me." (But before you think that Kardashian has a major cardboard phobia, the Skim founder makes it clear that it only applies to coffee sleeves.)

We know that everyone has their pet peeves—and misophonia is a real thing—but we can't help but feel that Kardashian's hangup is a little...well, silly. Not only can ditching a coffee sleeve be done in one swift, virtually painless motion, but the mere act of doing so is a little counterintuitive. Coffee sleeves typically help keep the caffeinated goodness inside the cup warmer for longer, which seems to be a non-negotiable for Kardashian, who also told Kimmel that she "hates being freezing." So, what's the alternative? Sipping on room-temperature coffee? No, thank you.

The good news is that, whether you order from Starbucks on the regular or make your cup of Joe at home, there are plenty of ways to keep your coffee warm sans sleeves. (Kim, if you're reading this, we found some chic alternatives you might want to try. Don't worry, you can thank us later!)

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2</p><p></p><p>$112.95</p>

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2


Want to keep your coffee pipin' hot? There's an app—and a smart mug—for that. Ember's Bluetooth-enabled mug makes it possible to keep whatever you're sipping on at your preferred temperature, ranging from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. On a full charge, the Ember Smart Mug 2 can stay warm for up to 80 minutes; however, you can place your mug on its accompanying charging coaster warmth all day long.

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p> Assorted Colors Heat-Resistant Silicone Nonslip Coffee Cup Sleeve</p><p></p><p>$6.38</p>

Believe it or not, coffee sleeves don't have to be made from cardboard. Sold as a set of five, these silicone sleeves tick off all of the boxes—and then some. Not only is this alternative heat-resistant and insulating, but they're also reusable, which is great for anyone who wants to cut down waste. (Plus, the non-slip grip will keep any unpleasant noises to a minimum.)

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p> Travel Coffee Mug Tumbler with Flip Lid</p><p></p><p>$17.99</p>

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Travel Coffee Mug Tumbler with Flip Lid


For another way to cut down on waste, ditch the disposable cups for a reusable tumbler like this one from Simple Modern. A dishwasher-safe, leak-proof lid will ensures a drip-free drink, while the double-wall insulation will keep beverage warm for up to four hours. On the style front, the sleek look will totally go with Kardashian's minimalist monastery.

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