Nathanatos Software

Cuppa – Tea Timer

Cuppa is a small application 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!

Mobile App for iOS and Android

To make the app so quick and easy that you’ll actually use it, we have built it with simplicity in mind. Just open the app and tap the button for the type of tea you’re brewing. That’s it. No need to navigate through complicated menus to find a particular tea, or fiddle with settings… unless you want to customize brew times or add your own favorite teas (new in version 1.4!).

Once you tap, Cuppa will begin timing the brew and you’ll see a teabag appear in the cup and gradually darken as the tea steeps. A countdown timer shows the steep time remaining. When the tea is done Cuppa will let you know with a notification — depending on your device settings, this may be accompanied by a sound and/or vibration.

Screenshots: Cuppa main screen, Dark mode, Cuppa preferences, iOS notification

Available for iOS and Android:

Get it on F-Droid

Cuppa Mobile is a free, open-source mobile app licensed under the terms of the BSD license and built on the Flutter framework. It is maintained at

Cuppa uses Weblate for translations.

Translation status

macOS App

Cuppa for macOS is more versatile and customizable than its mobile app counterpart. Cuppa is an application that lives in your Dock: just right-click or control-click on Cuppa’s icon and select the beverage you are brewing (the beverage list and times can be edited, and even expanded to time things other than tea!). When you choose a beverage, Cuppa will begin timing the brew for you, with a countdown timer that’s optionally displayed as a badge on the dock icon. When the tea is done Cuppa will attempt to get your attention by various configurable means.

Screenshots: Dock menu, Cuppa preferences, Dock icon timer badge, Notification dialog


  • All functionality is available from the Dock menu.
  • Dock icon can display a small countdown timer as the beverage steeps.
  • Customize the beverage list and steeping times.
  • Quick Timer feature turns Cuppa into a versatile freeform timer.
  • Customize the brew complete notification.
  • Also great for timing French press coffee or anything else you can think of!
  • Full Cocoa source code available.
  • Runs on macOS 10.9+ (Universal).
  • Localized to English, German, Czech, Italian, and French.

Download macOS DMG:

Also available on the Mac App Store:


How to customize sounds in Cuppa.

Cuppa is a free, open-source application maintained at

Cuppa uses Weblate for translations.

Translation status

Cuppa for macOS includes contributions from Mathias Meyer and Eric McMurry. Original German translation by Benedikt Hopmann. Original Czech translation by Tomáš Klos. Original Italian translation by Giuseppe Morelli. Original French translation by Christian Parent.

This application was inspired by The Tea Cooker for Linux and is based on work done by Wunderbear Software.

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