Cuppow Review and Giveaway

cuppow front

When I worked in an office, mason jars were a regular part of my commuter food world. I layered oats and yogurt into wide mouth pints for breakfast and I toted coffee in those discontinued pint and a half jars freezer jars that I love so much.

There’s one very large issue with drinking coffee from mason jar (particularly the taller ones that I like so much). The very significant risk of spillage. More than once, I nearly knocked over an open jar. A dangerous things when your work machine is a vulnerable laptop.

cuppow back

Though I work from home now, I still find myself reaching for an empty mason jar when it comes time for morning coffee or tea. Because of this habit, as well as the fact that I’m generally crazy for any new jar-related item (all in the interest of research), I ordered the Cuppow approximately 12 seconds after hearing about it.

For those of you out there who are wondering what the heck I’m talking about, here’s the scoop. Cuppow is a reusable (BPA free) plastic lid, designed to fit on a wide mouth mason jar. You use a standard ring to fasten it into place. It works equally well with wide mouth models of pint, pint and a half (if you can find them) and quart jars.

cuppow

So far, I love everything about this product, from the eye-pleasing, letter press packaging to the heft and feel of the Cuppow itself. I spent the morning using mine to drink my milky tea (coffee and I are on a break right now) and it performs exactly as I hoped it would.

It offers a similar drinking experience to that which you have with a disposal Starbucks cup, down to the slight whistle from the vent hole on the opposite side. No leaking, no mess and far less risk of spilling all over my workspace.

cuppow jar cozies

There is one issue when you use a mason jar for hot liquids. That is the inevitable heat transfer to your hand. Because I’ve been using jars for coffee and tea for years now, I have a small stash of hand knit and crocheted cozies from a few of my readers to slip around my jars. However, you don’t have to get something so fancy. A clean, orphaned sock would also do the job nicely.

cuppow on full jar

Because I asked nicely, the guys at Cuppow have given me one (1) of these mason jar lids to give away to a Food in Jars reader. Here’s what to do for a chance to win.

  1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post and tell us about your morning beverage ritual. Do you drink coffee or tea? Hot or cold? Or you like my husband, who prefers his caffeine cold and carbonated?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Friday, January 27, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
  3. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents (so sorry, Canadians. I’m not controlling the shipping on this one).
  4. One entry/comment per person, please.
Disclosure: Cuppow is providing the giveaway unit. I bought and paid for my unit with my own money. All opinions expressed remain entirely my own. 

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986 Responses to Cuppow Review and Giveaway

  1. 951
    Melissa says:

    Wow! What a brilliant invention. I’d love to have this to cut down on waste, as I’ve got quite a stash of mason jars already, mostly wide-mouthed!

  2. 952
    christina says:

    I have a cup of coffee every morning, workday or no workday! Gotta keep it even! I like just a little flavored creamer. Peppermint mocha is my fav, but a nice french vanilla also hits the spot!!

  3. 953
    Carol says:

    My husband and I use only mason jars for our glasses at home and I use them to pack drinks and food all the time. I love a good glass of iced coffee in the morning with some half and half and raw sugar.

  4. 954
    Angie says:

    I have a cup of instant coffee every morning. I know, lame, but since having a newborn, I’ve leaned heavily on this convenience:) I love Cuppow, if I don’t win, I may buy myself an early birthday present.

  5. 955
    Sarah says:

    Every day is different for me– Some mornings I choose early grey (milk & sugar), others genmaicha, and less frequently coffee. Almost always there is a tall glass of cold water beforehand.

    Next they need to come up with a Weck Cuppow! (That will take more ingenuity, with those dang clamps and all)

  6. 956
    Trish says:

    Leaded coffee with cream every morning. I have been searching for something just like this! Mason jars are my favorite for cold drinks (lid with a hole and a straw), but haven’t found a solution I love for hot drinks.

  7. 957
    Jen B says:

    I’m like your husband… cold & carbonated! Though I occasionally enjoy an iced latte!

  8. 958
    April C. says:

    So adorable! Love the cozies too! I love coffee in the morning, preferably with a splash of half and half.

  9. 959
    nicole says:

    I stir a teaspoon of alfalfa honey into a hot cup of fresh lemon juice. When I’m feeling especially British, I warm up some almond milk on the stove and steep Earl Grey.

  10. 960
    Kate' says:

    WOW! i thought i was the odd one out for drinking out of mason jars.

  11. 961
    Alexx Phillips says:

    I have to drink 2 shakes in the morning for a medical diet. Once those are down I can finally have my tea! I drink homemade chai masala with unsweetened hemp milk and stevia to sweeten. I grew the stevia myself, dried it, ground it, and steep it to make an extract. Worth the wait, right? ­čśÇ

  12. 962
    Adia Harvey says:

    My morning ritual is definitely coffee in my travel mug (wih half and half and a little sweetened condensed milk. Am I the only one who’s discovered this wonderful concoction??) Over the summer I did take iced coffee and tea in quart size mason jars. Having a cupow would help the fronts of my shirts to stay clean. ­čÖé

  13. 963
    Michele Johnson says:

    Have to have my coffee with light cream and sugar in the morning, 2 cups please!

  14. 964
    Adia Harvey says:

    I love my coffee in the morning with a little half and half and sweetened condensed milk. I did start using the quart size mason jars in the summer for my iced beverages. A cupow would be perfect for that. ­čÖé

  15. 965
    Rebekah says:

    Homemade cappucino, yum. I have to say that I am truely inspired by all of the ways people are using mason jars. So very cool!

  16. 966
    Letty says:

    Although this is pretty darn cool, I have a glass Teavana infuser that holds 16 oz of tea. So if you pick me, flip a coin. Heads, it goes to 673. Tails, 315 gets it. Didn’t read either comment, just picked #s at random

  17. 967

    Organic Guatemala roast, french pressed. Milk and sugar. Alternatively, Lady Grey tea, milk and sugar.

  18. 968
    Jodie says:

    I love my Keurig coffeemaker with my french toast coffee!

  19. 969
    April says:

    During the cold winters I really like some hot chocolate to warm me up. ­čÖé

  20. 970
    Barbara says:

    I start with a glass of water with lemon and then have a small cup of coffee with fresh raw milk and some sucanat.

  21. 971
    Jennie says:

    Hot tea, obligatory. Hot coffee sometimes. Hot latte if I can get it. And back to hot tea in the afternoon.

  22. 972
    Bev says:

    Mostly hot tea until summertime when it goes iced. I struggle with what to tote in because I dislike the common metallic travel mugs, so I often end up using disposable which makes me feel guilty. Really want this Cuppow!!

  23. 973
    Jennifer says:

    We make a Melita drip cup for each of us every morning. I love to use my Mason jars and have a nice snug nubby sock tht I call my “socktea” too keep my hands from burning.

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