It’s not so much that I am grouchy without my daily cup (or four) of coffee; it’s more that my synapses don’t fire without my receptors sufficiently caffeinated. Don’t mind me while I make up a fictitious brain chemistry; I’ve only had half a cup so far.
I love love love coffee. Whole bean, freshly ground, with just a little milk. Preferably made with a French Press. But that’s not what this is about.
It’s about the times that I find myself away from my precious grinder and press, and need a cup. It happens more often than I’d like, and every disposable coffee in my minivan mocks me. “You are so not environmentally cool. And also, clean up your van.”
I was sent a new product to try, and it eliminates the mocking. Call it an enabler if you must, but I dig this little Keep Cup.
It comes with two different, removable bands that double as one of those cardboard thingys that keep you from burning your hand, and a personal name tag complete with your coffee choice to remind the barista of what you ordered.
I suppose there are two because apparently some people order different things at coffee shops. Not I, but it is good to have a backup just in case.
Unlike disposable cups, the coffee actually stays hot. The only barrier I ran into was when I used the drive through; I had to tell them I had my own cup so they had to wait until I got up to the second window before they could start making my drink.
The cup is designed to fit in standard coffee shop machines, so once the baristas saw it they thought it was very cool. With other re-usable cups, they said they have to make it in a disposable cup, then pour it into the customer’s reusable cup which totally misses the point.
You can design your own and choose different sizes and colors which is kind of fun! They are BPA free and are also dishwasher safe, which are both good things. Also, they have a fundraising component which seems very cool.
I love the Keep Cup! For more Things I Love Thursday, head over to the Diaper Diaries.
I received a Keep Cup to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.