Cuppa for Mac helps you steep the perfect cup of tea by reminding you when it is ready based on the type of tea and a number of configurable solutions. The app sits in the dock of your Mac and runs quietly in the background, offering a number of options to set reminders and notifications that will get your attention when the tea is ready to drink.
After installation, Cuppa can be opened and will go to the dock of your Mac. Clicking it doesn't do anything, however, as you need to right-click or ctrl-click it to get a menu to open. Once the menu opens you can choose from the four tea options listed there or you can open the preferences and choose a custom timer or set the notifications for your tea. The tea bag will darken in the image as the timer counts down; and when it reaches zero, it will remind you that your tea is ready. It's all very minimalist but it works exactly as it should and is a great way to ensure you never forget your tea or jump the gun and drink it too early when it's not quite ready.
Cuppa is not a mind-blowing app in terms of its technology, but it does exactly as it promises and reminds you when your tea is ready to drink. It even goes a step further and offers numerous animations and reminder options, adding to this free app's appeal.
Cuppa is a small application for Mac OS X to time your cup of tea as it steeps. Tired of leaving your tea too long, to become bitter and cold, or drinking it too soon and not appreciating its full potential? Then this utility is for you. Use it from the Dock: just right-click or control-click on Cuppa's icon and select the beverage you are brewing. Or select a beverage from the Beverages menu. Cuppa will begin timing the brew, and you'll see a teabag appear in the cup and gradually darken as the tea steeps. When the tea is done Cuppa will attempt to get your attention by various configurable means. You can also enable a countdown timer that's displayed in the dock icon.
This would be perfect for me if it was in the menu bar, where I could see it and use it without seriously interrupting other tasks. As it is, I didn't like having to open the dock all the time (I drink tea all day) and having another application to scroll past when switching is an annoyance, so I have switched to a browser extension that's convenient, but less functional than this.