Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mason Jars as Travel Mugs

Last June, I wrote about using a mason jar as a drinking glass.  I have always found that they are inexpensive and easy to find as well as big enough for the largest of thirsts - usually mine. Now, along comes a nifty little doodad that turns your Mason/Drinking Glass into a Mason/Travel Mug!  It's amazing, it's real and it's available on the internet.  Wait, that's not enough excitement.

It's AMAZING!!  It's REAL! and it's AVAILABLE on the INTERNET!! OH EM GEEE!!  Is that better?  Are you sufficiently excited now? I know I am.

You can find the nifty little doodad (don't ya love that word?) on its own site,  (No, Bubba, I am not getting any kind of kickback, though with this kind of advertising, I should! ) I won't get into the whole 'cuppow' name, just stick to the fact that this is a great invention. Now you can take your favorite beverage on the road!  The top sort of resembles the standard cup tops you get at the many coffee places that serve coffee to go and the opening is so small that most bees and wasps won't be crawling in while you're walking to work. Of course the Cuppow is also good for those of us to like to sit around in the yard and drink a nice cold beverage, too.

Cold beverage?  A lot of my Suthun Brethren are now contemplating this handy container for that most treasured of beverages - BEER! That lid would keep the bugs out of it while I"m off doing battle in the Yard Wars, too!

The Cuppow is designed to replace the disk that the Mason Jar uses to seal the jar during canning.  Use the old screw-on ring, slip in the Cuppow and in no time, you're off in the car..or bus or train or horse drawn carriage.  Heck, you could even take it on a walk, if you're of a mind. 

A thought, however comes to mind.  We're talking a standard glass jar here. The resemblance to the take-away coffee container means that people (like me) are thinking of using this combo for that most exalted of morning beverages - COFFEE!  (Actually coffee is an anytime beverage in my world.)  BUT-  If you put HOT coffee into a glass jar you had better be sure you have an insulated way of carrying said Hot Glass Mason/Travel Mug or you're going to end up with first degree burns on your fingers if not just a lot of discomfort in carrying your Mason/Travel Mug.    I suppose the next thing that this site will offer is an insulated holder made of silicon to prevent said burns. That would be a good add-on sale and I'm sure that at least I am going to need it.

Wait...let me call my lawyer and see about a copyright first.

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