Cuppow: The Lid That Turns a Canning Jar Into a Travel Mug

Cuppow: The Lid That Turns a Canning Jar Into a Travel Mug

Anjali Prasertong
Jan 13, 2012

Canning jars make great spice containers, soup carriers, everyday glasses and even light fixtures. But the one thing they aren't so good at is carrying hot drinks during a commute; there is no way to leave the top open for drinking without risking spills. Enter the Cuppow, an inexpensive lid adapter that turns a canning jar into a travel mug. See it in action below!

Yes, the video feels a bit like a Portlandia sketch waiting to be written, but that doesn't make Cuppow any less ingenious.

The Cuppow takes the place of a flat metal lid and is secured by the jar's screw-on ring. Shaped like the usual disposable coffee lid, it is BPA-free, recyclable and costs much less than a new travel mug. Pair it with a heat-resistant, inexpensive, wide-mouth canning jar — and perhaps a cozy to protect your hands from the hot glass — and you have a smart commuter cup that is sure to be a conversation-starter.

Check it out: Cuppow, $7.99 at

What do you think? Would you use a canning jar as a travel mug?

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(Image: Cuppow)

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