It looks like we migrated from microwaves to coffee, so here goes. I woke up one morning and asked myself "why am I drinking this stuff?" It didn't taste good, it was just habit, so I quit making it. Most restaurants made coffee that was just as bad as mine. I went to Peet's and ordered a cup of just plain coffee. It smelled and tasted wonderful, something to be enjoyed. I went back several times in the next few weeks, and always the coffee was excellent.
I wondered if I could master making coffee that well and started reading about coffee. I learned how to make a decent cup, and now am back to looking forward to a tasty cup in the morning.
When camping we go to the extra effort to keep the quality up by bringing fresh quality beans, grind it right before brewing, using the proper temperature fresh water, pouring over a paper filter in a Melitta cone into a glass lined vacuum carafe, and enjoyed a couple of minutes later. We have been using ceramic mugs, but the last half of the coffee cools too fast. I think the insulated travel mug is a good idea, even for every day use. I have a similar one to the one mentioned above that I have used on commutes to work which keeps the coffee hot for 2 hours or so. It is a Klean Kanteen from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The lid is thin plastic with no insulation, but does not seem to be a problem. Coffee flavor goes downhill fast after brewing. After a half hour it is not really very good. Keeping it hot for hours is not really worth anything unless you don't have access to making a fresh pot. When camping we typically brew a second pot about an hour after the first for a second round that is as enjoyable as the first.
We do sometimes Nuke a half drunk cup when at home. (drunk?, drank?, drinketh?)