Canning Jars: The New Travel Mugs

Canning jars are now travel mugs. (Image: cuppow.com)

When I moved into my first apartment my drinking glass supply consisted of jelly jars and mason jars. They were cheap and sturdy. They also had the built-in perk of letting me put a lid on my drink to save for later or take with me. But not a lid I could drink through travel-mug style. I know, a burden.

Fast forward. Last January two innovators, Joshua Resnikoff and Aaron Panone, solved the problem with Cuppow. It’s a travel-mug lid made from phthalate-free, BPA-free plastic. You can order a lid to fit a regular or wide-mouth canning jar. Just pop it over the jar, screw on a ring, and you’re good to go. The lid and the minimal packaging it comes in are made in the U.S.A. The Cuppow makes it easy to slurp your smoothie, sip your coffee, or stick a straw in your iced tea.

If you want to dress up your take-along canning jar while cutting down on condensation, invest in a jar cover. Etsy.com artists have been busy creating some striking options.

Consider a substantial steampunk mug cover by LederherrDesignGroup:

(Image: LederherrDesignGroup via Etsy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fuzzy polka-dot design by OneRobinRoad:

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A crocheted duo by KnottyMonkey:

(Image by KnottyMonkey via Etsy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or a leather cover with handle by VachonLeatherWorks:

(Image by Vachonleatherworks via Etsy)

 

 

 

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Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.