Back in the good old days if you needed to take a hot beverage along while you commuted to work or went someplace where a fresh pot of coffee or tea would not be available, you simply got yourself an insulated bottle that kept your prepared cuppa hot and ready to serve through the day. Though the method was and is, to some extent one of the most popular means of taking your hot beverage along, users often complained that their coffee or tea tasted stale if the drink wasn’t consumed within a few hours of having been prepared and then there was the problem of keeping the temperature of the drink steady to a drink-able level through the day. Other popular methods of having fresh beverages were carrying sachets of coffees or tea and taking hot water separately though that never produced a good brew! To counter this problem of having fresh-tasting coffee or tea on the go, designer Nicole Metivier created the Travel Brewing Mug which may be just a concept for now, but it promises users a fresh cup every time.
The concept basically features an innovative travel mug that can be filled with hot water by users when they leave the house or the office. The cap of the mug comes with a special compartment that can be used to store the tea or the coffee separately. When the user wants to have a cuppa, all he needs to do is push the compartment into the mug and allow the tea or coffee to steep for a while and then release it back up into the cap.
This basically functions like using a tea bag but it allows for a more effective and functional brewing process since the hot water is never exposed to the air and doesn’t cool down while the tea/coffee is brewing. When the user wants to consume the beverage, he can simply unscrew the cap and drink from the mug. To clean, the cap can be unscrewed and the coffee/tea compartment can be removed, washed, dried and fitted back in with a fresh teaspoonful of tea or coffee.
The product is completely reusable and sustainably manufactured since it is made up of recycled plastics and rubber. For added stabilization and traction, the bottom of the mug comes fitted with a grey strip of rubber that provides grip and keeps the liquid inside insulated and prevents the outside of the mug from heating up. An air gap between the inner and outer wall of the cup lets the liquid inside stay hot through the day.