If we lived the kind of life where we could spend mornings leisurely crafting a delicious breakfast and sipping on perfectly brewed coffee, we would. But more often than not we're mainlining caffeine and scrambling to get everything together before bursting out the door at a full-on sprint.

So. We need coffee that brews quickly, a mug that won't spill, and a container for our lunch that won't burst open when it's thrown into a bag. Good thing we have friends at —they tested hundreds of products to help us find the best tools to make our mornings super efficient slightly more efficient than usual.

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If you want affordable but functional, the is your guy. Its no-fuss features and straightforward design make it if you just want to grab your coffee and go in the morning. And with the option to schedule your brew ahead of time, you can do just that.

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Bodum Brazil French Pres

"When it comes to brewing a simple cup of coffee fast, nothing beats a French press," . "The whole process takes just over four minutes, so it's a great choice for anyone looking to save some time in their morning routine." And if you're going to get a French press, make it the —it brews a flavorful, grit-free cup of coffee as well as some of its more expensive competitors.

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You could spend a fortune at Starbucks every morning. Or you could bring your own coffee... and still spend a fortune replacing everything in your bag that your subpar travel mug leaked all over. Solution? The . It keeps liquids hot (), won't leak, and is easy to clean.

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With a good slow cooker, you can prep your breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) ahead of time so it's all ready for you in the morning. is slow cooker for good reason—it's sturdy and reliable, with an intuitive interface.

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Plastic storage is the way to go if you're constantly losing or breaking your lunch containers—or if you're looking for something lighter to lug around. Though there are tons of options on the market, the because it seals tightly and won't retain stains and smells. (Gross.)

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For a less flimsy, microwave- and oven-friendly option, go for . The tight seal will keep food fresh as long as possible, they stack well in the fridge and in cabinets, and they withstood all of .

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If lunch is a sandwich, a water, and a piece of fruit, is a good pick. It's compact enough to fit inside a backpack, and , no matter what spills in there. It's great for kids, but many adults will find the size perfect as well.

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For more substantial lunches, the does the trick perfectly. Food will stay colder since there's more room to pack multiple ice packs, and it'll hold a 20-ounce water bottle a vat of that amazing soup you made last night. Easily. Clearly for a reason.

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When it comes to quick breakfasts and easy morning routines, a good personal blender makes all the difference. But they're not all created equal. the for a small but powerful blender that'll pay for itself in no time at all.

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