SECONDS COUNT: The average coffee connoisseur knows by now that a French press is one of the best ways to get all of the flavor, body and character from their favorite beans. If the thought of steeping and waiting for five minutes leaves you feeling antsy, though, check out this travel mug with built-in press from REI. Simply pour in your coarse coffee grounds, add hot water, screw on the lid and go. After a few minutes in traffic, press down on the lid and start sipping.
Plus, if you're in need of a second cup later, the bottom of the mug unscrews to reveal a compartment for storing another serving of coffee grounds.
GET IT: For $28.50 in four stylish colors. REI, 556 Copley Drive, Kearny Mesa, (858) 279-4400.