Bodum Insulated Stainless-Steel Travel French Press Coffee and Tea Mug
In my house the words Bodum and French press are interchangeable. It’s a lot like how facial tissue, photocopy machines and snowmobiles are typically identified by a brand name rather than a product name. The only difference in this case is that I actually own and use a Bodum brand coffee press. What I like most about this one is that it’s my brew-on-the-go insulated travel mug. It’s got a vacuum-sealed, double-wall stainless steel mug that comes with a colourful non-slip grip made from silicone. I can make either coffee or tea with it and it keeps my drink hot for hours. What I typically do is get this portable travel press filled with hot water and coffee. I’ll seal the lid and press down on the plunger just before leaving the house. I’ll carry my morning coffee with me to the car, place it in the car travel mug holder and by the time I get to work I’m ready for a taste of the fresh brew waiting for me. This insulated travel mug is easy to clean and mine has lasted for quite some time. I chose the one with the red grip but there are other colours to choose from.
Thermos 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Coffee Press
Just like the facial tissue, photocopy machines and snowmobiles I mentioned earlier, when I went to school I had a thermos. Mine was actually a Thermos brand container and I’ve always looked to that brand as being one of the leaders in the insulated travel mug and container business. I think that’s why I knew when I was putting together my picks for the best coffee press that I could not in good conscious write this without including my old favourite brand. What I didn’t expect was to find such a large but handy product. The double-wall vacuum insulation construction of this mug keeps the wet stuff on the inside hot and the outside still cool to the touch. I’ve made quick brews with this and it never gives me a worry. The stainless steel everything makes it easy to use and easy to clean. I also am fond of the comfortable and well designed contour handle. The manufacturer says it will keep hot liquids that temperature for six hours. I couldn’t tell you if it does as the brewing mechanism does such a good job of making coffee I’ve never had it last that long. The large 34-ounce capacity makes this the perfect ‘road trip’ travel mug.
Portable Battery Operated Self Stirring Lazy Milk Coffee Mixing Mixer Cup
I’ve added this item manufactured by Elisona simply because I think I need one! It’s not a coffee press or French press nor is it an insulated travel mug. What it is is one of the most ingenious portable mixers I’ve seen in a long time. Essential how this works is you fill it with whatever hot or cold beverage you plan on mixing and press a button. While it doesn’t say what speed the motor turns the contents into a drink, it is fast enough to create what resembles a twister in a cup. For those of us who prefer the hands free approach to mixing drinks, this is your answer. I just need to figure out how to make other drinks I’m mixing on the countertop instantly ready until I get one of these. I can see lots of uses other than mixing coffee and tea, too. I could make iced tea or other summer drinks with it and not break a sweat. The battery power comes from a pair of triple-A batteries which are not included. The cup holds 400-mililitres and is comfortable to carry. It’s made from organic glass!
There you have it, my picks for easy cups of coffee without the mess and time required for other methods. These are great alternatives to turn to if you are pressed for time or just like your morning jolt strained through a coffee press plunger. It’s a popular method to coffee making and the way we like it in our home. Just remember that not all French presses are the same. Be sure to consider how you’ll be using yours and try to match one with your requirements and you should do fine. For those who have never made your morning cup of joe with a coffee press, now’s the time to try it and discover what you’ve been missing.