No one wants a cup of coffee that is room temperature, especially on those cold winter mornings when it is (almost) impossible to leave the house. Because disposable cups are wasteful and regular at-home mugs are inconvenient to take on the go, a travel coffee mug will ensure that your beverage is at the perfect temperature (hot or cold!) — no matter how long ago you made it.
So, there are 10 Best coffee mugs for you to consider
1. Royal Worcester
The most durable ceramic material is bone china. It’s dishwasher safe while still looking elegant, and it can be used on a daily basis or for special occasions. These mugs have some of the cutest animal designs available, making them a great gift for any occasion.
2. Kinto MugTail Mug
Haley Boyd, a designer and sustainability enthusiast, has tried more than a her fair share of reusable coffee cups over the last few years. She prefers this simply shaped option from Japanese brand Kinto, owing to its design. “This is my favourite cup.” It’s attractive and comes in a solid color without a huge logo, which is surprisingly hard to find,” she says.
3. Le Creuset’s mug
For nearly a century, Le Creuset has been a giant in the cookware industry — and a favourite of the Insider Reviews team. Though best known for their enamelled cast iron Dutch ovens, Le Creuset has expanded into a wide range of kitchenware, including nonstick pans and ramekins, as well as our pick for the best mug money can buy.
4. Contigo West Loop Autoseal
Take your coffee on the go and keep it hot in this highly rated stainless steel Contigo travel mug. (Parents will recognise the Contingo brand from their childhood sippy cups.) It’s spill-proof and leak-proof—the latter comes in handy if you ever toss what appears to be an empty mug into your purse or gym bag. Thermalock Vacuum Insulation keeps hot drinks hot for up to seven hours and cold drinks cold for up to 18 hours. It comes in three different sizes and 20 different colours, so you’ll be able to find one that matches your kitchen, car, or outfit of the day. It’s also dishwasher safe.
5. Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug
Stanley is a century-old brand known for its high-quality mugs, cups, and other items. In fact, the company first patented all-steel vacuum flasks in 1913. That cutting-edge technology is encapsulated in the Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug’s sleek and simple design. Depending on the size purchased, the item can keep hot beverages hot for up to nine hours, cold drinks cold for up to twelve hours, and iced drinks cold for up to forty hours. There are Stanley products that insulate temperatures for even longer periods of time, but we chose this model because of its convenient trigger-action lid—ideal for sipping while commuting or hiking.
6. JoyJolt Serene Double Walled Insulated Coffee Mug
The JoyJolt mug is made of crystal-clear hand-blown borosilicate glass and manages to look delicate while maintaining a satisfying heft. The exterior and handle remain cool and free of condensation. The JoyJolt holds just under 8 ounces of coffee and is oven, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe. It’s elegant enough for company but casual enough for your daily brew. Two mugs are included in the set.
7. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Non Stick Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug
The Zojirushi has no leaks. The lid has a top lock that prevents it from being opened or spilt. Shake, rattle, and roll this thing—it won’t spill any hot drinks. It’s also stylish and sleek, which is a big plus for a mug you’ll be carrying around everywhere. The lid’s parts detach for easy manual cleaning, and the interior is nonstick, making it simple to rinse.
8. YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug
These are my (Adrienne’s) new favourite vacuum pints for everyday use. They come in a pair and stack for easy storage in your cupboard. The matte exterior is comfortable to hold, and the clear, sealed lid allows you to see how much fluid is in the cup before you pour it all down the front of your shirt. (You can also use a straw lid or a Yeti lid with a sliding magnetic closure.) It keeps coffee hot for the several hours it takes me to drink it before re-purchasing. Most importantly, it’s dishwasher-safe, so you won’t have to constantly soap up at the sink.
9. Bodum 11068-01 Vacuum Travel Mug
Bodum, known for its French presses and other high-quality coffee makers, created its 10-ounce Bistro Mug from its signature heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Its double-walled construction insulates both hot and cold drinks and contributes to its sleek design.
10. Ceramic Coffee Mug
Because this model is handcrafted, each cup is unique. It’s quite large; in fact, you could probably get your entire morning ration of coffee in just one mug. They also have something with a bit more colour, but I prefer the subtle shades of this one here; unique but not flashy.
How to choose a best coffee mug for you
What is the most suitable material for coffee cups? It all depends on the circumstances. In terms of heat retention, insulated stainless steel mugs will go the furthest. Ceramic will not retain flavours or odours, porcelain and bone china are the most durable, and glass looks elegant in any setting. Silicone sleeves or double-walled construction will aid in grip and insulation.
How much coffee do you really consume in a single sitting? Coffee cups are typically 12 ounces in size, with larger travel mugs holding up to 30 ounces. Choose a smaller 11-ounce size if you tend to drink half and leave the rest while rushing around in the morning. Try an oversized mug if you’re a regular two-cup drinker and know you’ll be pouring a third before you leave the house. If you drink iced coffee, you’ll probably need a larger cup to hold both the ice and the coffee.
What materials are used to make the mug? What cool add-ons do you require? CamelBak is a good option for airtight travel, and DavidsTea is good for steeping tea and removing the leaves. Keep an eye out for the washing instructions as well; some great mugs require more care to keep them clean, whereas others are dishwasher safe and ready to go at all times.
Caffeine provides some people with the extra energy they need during the day, while others simply enjoy the taste and ritual of coffee—it plays an important role in many people’s lives. The right mug enhances the drinking experience, whether you prefer espresso, Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, flat white, or another type. Finding the perfect mug—one that holds the right amount of coffee, keeps the right temperature, and is easy to clean—isn’t always a simple task.
Personal preference will play a role in decisions such as whether to use a thick-walled or thin-walled mug, a large mug to wrap your hands around for warmth on a cold morning, or a small cup to feel entitled to a mid-morning refill. Travel requirements and size will also help you decide which coffee mug is best for you.