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Top 10 Best coffee mugs in UK 2021

No one wants a room-temperature cup of coffee, especially on those cold winter mornings when it’s (almost) impossible to leave the house. Since disposable cups are wasteful and regular at-home mugs aren’t practical to take on the go, a travel coffee mug will make sure that your beverage is 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

Bone china is the most durable ceramic material. It’s dishwasher safe while still looking stately and can be used both everyday or reserved for special occasions. These mugs are arguably the cutest animal designs out there, a worthy gift for any season.

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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 likes this simply shaped option from Japanese brand Kinto best, mostly because of the design. “This cup is my favorite. It’s attractive and comes in a solid color without a huge logo, which is surprisingly hard to find,” she says.

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3. Le Creuset’s mug 

Le Creuset has been a giant in the cookware industry for nearly a century — and a favorite among the Insider Reviews team. Though most famous for their enameled cast iron Dutch ovens, Le Creuset has expanded into all sorts of kitchenware, from nonstick pans and ramekins to our top pick for the best mug you can buy.

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4. Contigo West Loop Autoseal

Take your coffee on the road and keep it hot in this top-rated stainless steel Contigo travel mug. (Parents will recognize the Contingo name from their sippy cup days.) It’s spill-proof and leak-proof-that second part comes in super handy if you ever toss what you think is an empty mug in a purse or gym bag. With Thermalock Vacuum Insulation it keeps your hot drinks hot for up to seven hours and your cold drinks cold for 18. It comes in three different sizes and 20 different colors so you’re sure to find one that coordinates with your kitchen, your car, or your outfit of the day. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe.

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5. Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

Stanley is a century-old name known for its array of durable mugs, cups, and more. In fact, the company patented all-steel vacuum flasks way back in 1913. That top-grade technology is bottled into the sleek and simple design of the Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug. Depending on what size you buy, the item maintains the temperature of hot beverages for up to nine hours, cold drinks for 12, and iced ones for a full 40 hours. There are Stanley products that insulate temperatures for even longer, but we selected this model because of its convenient trigger-action lid—perfect for seamless sipping during a commute or hike.

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6. JoyJolt Serene Double Walled Insulated Coffee Mug

Made from crystal-clear hand-blown borosilicate glass, the JoyJolt mug manages to look delicate while maintaining a satisfying heft. The exterior and handle remain cool and condensation free. Holding just under 8 ounces of coffee, the JoyJolt is oven, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe, and is elegant enough for company but comfortable enough for your daily brew. The set includes two mugs.

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7. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Non Stick Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

The Zojirushi is leak-free. The lid has a lock on the top that makes it impossible to open or spill. Shake, rattle, roll this thing-it’s not going to let any hot drinks spill. Plus, it’s stylish and sleek, which is a definite plus for a mug you’ll be carting around everywhere. The parts of its lid come apart for easy manual cleaning, and the interior is nonstick, so it’s easy to rinse.

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8. YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug

These are my (Adrienne’s) new favorite everyday vacuum pints. They come in a set of two, and they stack for easy storage in your cupboard. The matte exterior is pleasant to hold, and the clear, sealed lid lets you see how much fluid is in the cup before you pour it all down your shirt front. (You can also swap it out for a straw lid or Yeti’s lid with a sliding magnetic closure.) It keeps coffee hot for the several hours I need to drink it before re-upping. Most important, it’s dishwasher-friendly, so you’re not constantly soaping up at the sink.

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9. Bodum 11068-01 Vacuum Travel Mug

Known for its French presses and other top-notch coffee makers, Bodum crafted its 10-ounce Bistro Mug out of its signature heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Its double-walled build insulates hot and cold drinks alike — and contributes to its sleek design.

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10. Ceramic Coffee Mug

This model is hand decorated, so every cup is unique. It’s rather large, in fact, you can probably have your whole morning ration of coffee in just a single mug. If you want something with a bit more color, they have that too, but I prefer the subtle shades of this one here; unique but not flashy.

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How to choose a best coffee mug for you

Materials

What is the best material to use for coffee cups? It really depends on the situation. Insulated stainless steel mugs will go the farthest in the way of heat retention. Ceramic won’t retain flavors or smells, porcelain and bone china are the most sturdy, and glass looks sleek in any setting. Silicone sleeves or double-walled construction will help with both gripping and insulation.

Volume

How much coffee do you really drink in a sitting? Typically coffee cups are around 12 ounces, with variable options of up to 30 ounces for the large travel mugs. If you tend to drink half and leave the rest while running around getting things done in the morning, opt for a smaller 11-ounce size. If you’re a regular two cup drinker and know you’ll be pouring a third before you’re out the door, try an oversized mug. If you drink iced coffee, odds are you’ll need a bigger cup to hold both the ice and the coffee itself.

Features

How is the mug constructed? What nifty add-ons do you need? If you need an airtight travel option, it’s CamelBak, or for steeping tea and removing the leaves, it’s DavidsTea. Also, keep a lookout for the washing instructions; some great mugs require more care for keeping them clean; others are dishwasher safe and good to go at all times.

Conclusion

Some people rely on caffeine for the extra energy they need during a busy day, others simply enjoy the taste and ritual of coffee—it plays a crucial role in many people’s lives. Whether you prefer espresso, Americano, latte, cappuccino, mocha, flat white, or some other type, the right mug adds to the drinking experience. Finding that perfect mug—the one that holds the right amount of java, maintains the right temperature, and is easy to clean—is not always a short, straightforward journey.

Personal preference will factor into considerations like choosing between a thick- or thin-walled mug, a large mug you can wrap your hands around for warmth on a cold morning, or a small cup so you feel entitled to a mid-morning refill. Travel needs and size will also help you decide which is the best coffee mug for you.

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