kitchen gadget spotlight :: kick-ass travel coffee press
it's made by Planetary Design and i got one for the hubby for christmas. in a word, it's awesome. see, the sad truth is we've been hitting the caffeine after a looooooooong hiatus. this is what a second child will do to you. take you from a perfectly happy decaffeinated existence and make you caffeinated once again. granted, we're doing the wimpy half-caf, but still.
so, now, we need to get a second one of these bad boys because even though it's technically *his* i can't keep my mits off of it.
:: the spunky color alone is enough to make me want to pick it up. it's all shiny. (and it comes with lots of spunky color options.)
:: the handle just feels right in your hand.
:: it keeps the coffee remarkably hot
:: it's got a fine mesh screen where you sip, so no grounds can ever get into your mouthful of "happy" (what we call coffee around here).
:: it's got a secret compartment! makes me feel all double-oh-seven or maxwell smart-like (inspector gadget?) in the bottom of the cup is a compartment that holds enough grounds for another cup. so, if hubby's at work and he needs a hit, all he has to do is add water. sweet!
:: the directions say to add your sweetner and dairy when you put the grounds in, then add water. we were dubious that this would yield a good cup. but it does.
:: fits nicely in the car cupholder.
in short--2 THUMBS UP!
if you are in need a new coffee solution and are partial to the french press situation, i highly recommend it.
here's their web address: www.liquidplanet.com
and no, i'm not getting any kick-back, i just love their product and i can't keep my trap shut about it!