Making decisions isn't always the easiest thing to do in the morning. Coffee drinkers and tea lovers usually know what they want, but sometimes they want a change--coffee instead of tea or vice versa. Naturally, the process of making the newly desired brew would have to change, possibly ending with disastrous results because of the sleepy-eyed, precaffeine morning. Unless of course, the same familiar equipment was used.
Practically speaking, making a mug of coffee or a cup of tea requires different contrivances to get the job done. One could use a French press to extract all the goodness out of the bean, or use an infuser to steep tea leaves until they become an aromatic brew of deliciousness. Or one could just use the Perk.
Composed of a base heating station, a double-walled 12-ounce travel mug, and three interchangeable lids, the caffeine-maker is a versatile system that allows for the beverage of choice to be made simply by switching out the lids. In addition to a standard travel mug top, the two other lids incorporate a tea infuser and a French press into their design. The ability to heat up the water directly in the travel mug is a nice touch--and should take just enough time to let users decide exactly which beverage to make.