Roundup: Coasters To Keep Your Drinks Sweat Free

Roundup: Coasters To Keep Your Drinks Sweat Free

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 22, 2009

It's officially hot here in the midwest and everywhere we go, we tend to be toting a beverage along for refreshing consumption. But when we sit back down at the computer with our tall glass of iced tea next to us, it's nice to keep the gross, puddling cup sweat off your desk, your keyboard and anything else your cup flies over on the way to your mouth. After the jump we rounded up 10 sets of coasters that are guaranteed to keep your desk and the bottom of your cup extra dry!

We're going to go on record by saying that the only coasters for our desk (and our home in general) are those that retain the moisture that comes from your glass. It somehow seems silly to us to have a coaster that still allows water to drip onto your furniture, no matter how cute it looks.

Because of this, we've ruled out anything made of cloth, cork, bamboo, plastic or metal. They might be the better looking alternative, but natural stone is our water absorbing material of choice. Sandstone, slate and unglazed ceramics have the ability to keep your drink from pooling and collects up to 1/4 cup moisture without a problem. The coasters then dry as the water evaporates and you're good to go.

We can't however help you with being a klutz and spilling your drinks onto your keyboards and laps. Water bottles with screw on caps are great, but we still prefer a glass to drink from when we're in the comfort of our own home.

Set of 4 Tumbles Slate Coasters: for $10 from BlythHouseCreations on Etsy.
4 Thirstystone Cinnabar Sandstone Coasters: for $19.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond
Think.Be.Go.Green Sandstone Coasters: for $20.99 at Thirsty Coasters
4 Pack Slate Coasters: for $19.95 from Crate and Barrel
4 White Knit Ceramic Coasters: for $25 from Potteryhead on Etsy.
Thirsty Stone Plain Coasters: for $19.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond
8 Pack MountainStone Rose Coasters: for $13.95 from Amazon (unpictured above)
Set of 4 Bamboo Pattern Sandstone Coasters: for $19.99 from Pine Ridge
Rosie the Riveter Sandstone Coasters: for $24 from Rosietheriveter.com
Frank Lloyd Wright Hillside Theater Curtain Coasters: for $21.95 from Maclinstudio

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