While most coffee is consumed at home, according to the Coffee Association of Canada, many of us do not have the luxury of time. Instead, we need to prepare our favorite brew ahead of time and then take it with us. Here are a few things to help take your cup of joe on the go.
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We have discussed the wonders of cold brewing coffee for the summer. You practically set it and forget it. However, this gadget makes things even easier. Set this up the evening before and when you wake up in the morning, just pour out enough concentrate into your favorite travel mug (see below) to make your cup, add water or dairy as you see fit, and you're out the door.
Travel mugs are plentiful, but the Contigo AUTOSEAL sets itself apart because it is spill-proof. Simply hold down a button to sip and as soon as you let go, the opening snaps closed. It cannot spill or leak if you've closed it properly. It is also made of stainless steel, so it will survive repeated drops (not that we'd recommend you do that, of course).
Do you drive to work? Do you want your coffee piping hot when you get to the office, not merely warm? You may want to consider this electric smart mug that plugs into your auto 12V power. It even lets you set the exact temperature you want and beeps when it has reached that temperature.
For the ultimate indulgence, this combination personal coffee press and travel mug claim to give you perfect coffee in 3 minutes without fancy filters or plungers. The only catch: it does NOT work with finely-ground coffee, and it only brews 13 oz of coffee at a time. A small price to pay for brewed coffee anywhere you may be.
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