This item is a Direct Immersion Brewing Method for coffee. You just place ground coffee into the brewing chamber, add pre-heated water and close the lid to steep. Place on top of your favorite cup and the valve releases the coffee directly into your cup. Lift Incred 'a Brew and the valve automatically closes to stop the flow of coffee. The removable strainer prevents coffee grounds from passing through the opening leaving no sediment in your cup. The drip tray keeps your countertops and your table clean. It is constructed of BPA Free Tritan copolyester.