Morning coffee on your terms

The French Press Commuter Cup lets you take freshly brewing coffee to go.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
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The chaos of the morning can be a time-crunching affair. We fall out of bed, slam the alarm clock off, and proceed to get ready for the day. Most people enjoy a set routine and stumble through it on autopilot. Anything that shaves a moment or two off the routine gets us out the door that much sooner. (In theory, at least; in reality it just translates to extra time in bed.) Instead of waiting for the coffee to be ready, you can save a couple of minutes by taking it with you and have it when you're ready.

The French Press Commuter Cup is a 16-ounce travel mug that also happens to brew your morning beverage. Add freshly ground coffee or loose-leaf tea to the bottom of the mug, pour in hot water, and head out the door. Sometime down the road, hit the plunger and the grounds are separated from the resulting brew. The double wall construction along with an incorporated rubber grip ensures that it is easy to grab this beverage cup while on the go.

Everybody needs a time-saver in the morning, and one that helps us to grab our coffee to go is an added bonus. No added parts are necessary, as the plunger features a built-in screen, so getting out the door becomes a breeze. At the end of the day, you're going to want to wash this commuter contraption by hand, unless of course you want to add it to your morning routine.