10.09.2012

Let's Discuss French Press Travel Mugs - Including a personalized version with your own photo in it!

This morning's Coffee Talking is being done while I sip Tully's Kona Blend for k-cups.  (It's included in this variety pack if you are interested; 16 Count - Limited Edition Variety Coffee K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Green Mountain Island Coconut, Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice, Donut Shop Coconut Mocha, Tully's Kona) - or you can buy it at your local grocery store too.)

This morning I didn't think I would be updating the Coffee Talking page, but I was at Amazon looking at travel mug options and thought;  if I'm looking at these anyway, why not post them on the Coffee Talking site?  So that is how this post was born!


 My personal first choice:

The mug in particular I am drawn to is one that is a built in French Press.  The reviews for the Planetary Designs French Press Travel Mug seem to be favorable.  I hope to try this out, and if I like it, will be purchasing two more to store in our camping bin.   One of the best feelings is to wake from a tent on an early morning when the sun is just rising, and to build a small campfire and enjoy fresh coffee as you watch the sun come up and the world come awake, surrounded by nothing by tree's and perhaps a lake.  I have a campfire percolator style coffee maker and it never occurred to me until just this summer that there was a travel mug option like this.  Pack the grounds in the cup and store it in my bag.  In the morning add the hot water, press through and mmmmm.  Freshly brewed, hot, strong coffee.  Can't wait to try!  I'm thinking of putting it on my Christmas list actually.


Planetary Designs Stainless Double Walled French Coffee Press Travel Mug





While looking at mugs I saw this one - which caught my eye because it holds enough hot coffee for about 4 cups.  This thermos is a great idea for bringing coffee to the office.  Unless of course you happen to have GOOD coffee at your office.  We never did.  Office coffee was something you drank if you were desperate, so I often brought my own small stainless steel thermos.  However, mine only held 2 cups worth.  This seems like a much better option!


Thermos Nissan 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press



This is another French Press style option I was looking at before I chose the one above.  It's really cool looking and the Bodum brand is respected.  Ultimately, I chose the other design because I like the durability for camping trips.  But this one came in second place and I like it for traveling to work, running errands, etc.  I could put the tea leaves or the coffee grounds in before I left and press it when I wanted the brew.

Bodum Double-Wall 16-Ounce Thermal Plastic Travel Coffee and Tea Press with Bonus Tumbler Lid, Red





And this one I'm adding just because it's just so darn cute!   Cute?  A coffee travel mug?  Why is it cute?  Because I could pictures of my family in it!  Yes, a travel mug that not only is a French Press version coffee or tea travel mug but you can insert your own personal photo into it!   Great for Moms and Dads, as we love to look at our kids - but the possibilities are endless.  Photos of your dogs or cats, your favorite ocean view from your last vacation, a photo of our boyfriend or girlfriend or even a photo of your house or car if that is what makes you smile as you relax and sip freshly brewed coffee or tea!  Love this idea!!!
Bodum 16-Ounce Travel Coffee Press with Picture Insert