One downfall? The Mahaton bottle holds just 12 ounces of water, which I can drink in seconds. Most people would need to refill this bottle up to eight to 10 times each day -- that's a lot of interruptions to your day.<br> <br> <br> <br> $87 at Amazon Burr ceramic manual grinder<br> <br> Amazon If you're traveling, this manual travel coffee grinder is small enough to bring to work or on vacation. Since it's completely hand-powered, there's no need to worry about having an outlet nearby. And this hand grinder goes well with other man-powered gadgets like your mortar and pestle, your hand-crank egg beater or your old-timey butter churn.<br> <br> <br> <br> AeroPress coffee and espresso maker<br> <br> Amazon There are still other methods for brewing coffee -- and one of these is done via the wonderful AeroPress. Using these circular coffee filters, the AeroPress is small and lightweight, making it perfect for packing in your carry-on. It's kind of like the next step after the French press, creating a smoother cup of coffee by way of pushing the coffee through a paper filter. And, cleanup is even easier -- you're left with a puck-shaped cake of coffee grounds that you simply push into the trash (or into your compost bin) and then a quick rinse of the AeroPress sets you up for the next cup.<br> <br> <br> <br> $15 at Amazon Pour-over coffee<br> <br> If you've never tried pour-over coffee, either at a local coffee shop or at home, prepare for a completely different world of coffee. Pour over methods release layers of flavor you never knew coffee could have: fruity, chocolatey, earthy, floral, juicy -- coffee drinks can taste like all of these and more without going to the coffee shop. At home, try brewing with one of these, which each require their own type of paper filter. You'll add a little extra time to your coffee ritual, but you will be rewarded with a cup of piping hot coffee that will have you savoring every precious drop of flavor.<br> <br> <br> <br> The Larq, CrazyCap and Mahaton all use UV-C light to zap all of the major waterborne pathogens; they're all made of stainless steel; and they all have automatic cleaning cycles. On top of that, all three are super easy to use and they all have battery notifications so they'll never die without warning. <br> <br> <br> <br> I usually don't buy bottled water, and I don't have a faucet filter, so I often drink this tap water unaltered. I thoroughly cleaned each bottle and charged them overnight to ensure they were ready for testing. Then, I used each bottle for three days in place of my normal stainless steel reusable bottle. <br> <br> <br> <br> Lastly, I try my hand at frothing milk with each coffee machine equipped with a steam wand. I record the overall experience with the steam wand, whether the process is a snap, a tricky chore or somewhere in between.<br> <br> <br> <br> A single charge on the Larq can give you up to two full months of use, assuming you send it through three to four cleaning cycles (in normal mode) per day. If you use adventure mode, the charge will last up to 12 days. <br> <br> <br> <br> You can pull away dust clogging the filter by hand. A better method is to clear the filter by using a handheld vacuum. This way you won't let dust escape into the air or back onto the floor. Don't wash air filters though with water. <br> <br> <br> <br> All of these brands have received multiple customer reviews on Amazon -- the bottles on this list are all in the four-star range with mostly favorable reviews on Amazon (no one can please everyone). From basic bottles to portable pouches to all-day canteens, try replacing your plastic water bottles with one of these reusable models. <br> <br> <br> <br> On a single charge, the CrazyCap will last up to two months, but only if you leave it to autoclean. Manually starting the purification cycle affects that charge time, though CrazyCap doesn't specify by how much. <br> <br> <br> <br> And just like any coffee brew, the ideal extraction percentage for espresso is a range between 18 and 22%. This yields a balanced cup, assuming you perform an even and efficient extraction of coffee compounds from your grounds (both flavor and caffeine).<br> <br> <br> <br> Plastic is lightweight and durable, but can transfer tastes and odors to your beverage. Glass bottles are safer to drink from than plastic and don't hold onto flavors but they're fragile and not ideal for rough outdoor activities like backpacking. Metal water bottles and stainless steel are usually made with insulation and are the best at keeping your beverages cold, but they can be heavy and subject to dents and scratches.<br> <br> <br> <br> How did I test these self-cleaning water bottles? <br> <br> I tested three UV-powered self-sanitizing water bottles -- the Larq bottle, the CrazyCap bottle and the Mahaton bottle (which is on Kickstarter, but is fully funded and already shipping products) -- using the tap water from my apartment's kitchen sink. <br> <br> <br> <br> Whether you prefer specialty coffee, iced coffee, dark roast coffee or even anything a step above instant coffee, any of the above will help you explore new ways to enjoy great coffee. And for coffee enthusiasts, that's really what life is all about. As Johann Sebastian Bach said, "Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat." 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