No one wants a room-temperature cup of coffee, especially on those cold 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 at the perfect temperature (hot or cold!) — no matter how long ago you made it. Bonus: A lot of coffee shops will give you a discount for bringing your own coffee cup.
Like a lot of people, you’ve probably already made the switch to a reusable water bottle, so a reusable coffee mug for your hot coffee or hot tea is the next logical step. But are you in the market for a stainless steel mug? For a ceramic travel mug with a flip lid? There are many travel cups to choose from.
That’s why we’ve tested out all the leading brands to determine the best travel coffee mug for you. Whether you’re looking for something that fits into a standard cup holder or an accessory with modern flair, these stylish travel mugs will keep your tea and coffee hot for hours, and a cold beverage chilled for just as long.
Coffee drinkers rejoice! Imagine the amazing insulating power of a Yeti cooler — they’re the standard for fishermen and people who like the outdoors — but as an insulated coffee mug in the palm of your hand. This double-wall vacuum insulation stainless tumbler has great insulation. It keeps your morning coffee piping hot and safe well into the afternoon and the genius magnet sliding lid comes apart when it’s time to throw it all in the dishwasher to clean (yes, this baby is dishwasher safe), should that be an option. This vacuum-insulated coffee mug is also the perfect size for most car cup holders when you’re driving through the great outdoors — or just, um, to the office. Yeti Rambler tumbler is a stainless steel travel mug and is also available in a standard mug size with a handle.
Best Wide Mouth Travel Mug
Stash this 16-ounce reusable mug in your bag for your morning coffee run — it’s perfectly sized to a standard coffee cup, so your barista will know exactly how much to charge you. Plus, this flask will keep your cup of joe hot for up to 6 hours and your cold brew chill for 24 hours (thanks to double-walled insulation and a stainless-steel body). It also has a wide mouth opening so that you can gulp the good stuff and let the caffeine do its magic before your first-morning meeting.
Best Leak Proof Travel Mug
No shame if you’re the coffee drinker who gets more coffee on your clothes than in your mouth whenever you’re carrying a cup on the go. Thankfully, this one has a spill-proof lid. This reusable coffee canteen, which holds 16 ounces of your favorite brew, will keep your coffee safe and leak-proof. It’s also slim enough to fit in a car cup holder, which means even the bumpiest of rides won’t threaten the heat of your morning joe. You can practically take this cup of coffee with you anywhere.
Best Collapsible Travel Mug
This is the travel mug for when your work bag is already loaded with notebooks, an iPad, your laptop, and a million random receipts from heaven knows where. Made out of super-light, leak-proof BPA-free silicone, this travel coffee cup collapses to just 2.5 inches thick, meaning you can tote it practically anywhere without adding bulk to your bag. Plus, when your beverage needs a warmup, it’s microwave-safe. Hot tip: This Stojo collapsible cup also comes with a straw for when the iced coffee season hits and you want to swap a piping hot drink like hot java to a cold drink like cold brew, cold coffee, or iced tea. The collapsible travel cup is simply convenient. This reusable cup and the silicone lid last a lifetime.
Best Glass Travel Mug
This stylish sipper holds 12 ounces of your beverage of choice and is made in the USA from soda-lime glass, which means it’s easily recyclable when you’re done with it eventually. It’s safe to microwave, in case you want your beverage piping hot and even though it’s glass, it’s lightweight enough to carry with you on your morning coffee run. Thankfully, the cork band keeps your hands safe from burning and the BPA-free leak-proof lid and plug are dishwasher-safe.