Best travel coffee mugs – CNET

If you’re a coffee drinker, the last thing you want to do is skip your morning caffeine ritual. And when you’re on the go, you still want to enjoy your morning cuppa — and keep that tea or coffee hot — without being wasteful by using a disposable paper cup. That’s where a handy travel mug comes in. A reusable, portable coffee mug is the environmentally conscious way for regular coffee drinkers to partake without sacrificing any of the function or pleasure. 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 cup options.

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.

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Coffee drinkers rejoice! Imagine the amazing insulated power of a Yeti cooler — they’re the standard for fishermen and people who like the outdoors — but as an insulated mug in the palm of your hand. This double-walled 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 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. Also available in a standard mug size with handle.


If you’re picky about your coffee, you probably have opinions on reusable coffee mugs, too. This durable super-chic to-go mug comes in neutral shades and has a stainless steel insulated cup that keeps coffee or tea safe at the same temp for up to six hours. Yasssss. The lid spins off to reveal an opening that you can sip from at any angle and the sleek design on this coffee travel mug is totally museum-worthy.


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. (Maybe you’ve heard of Contigo’s Autoseal technology? It’s good. Real good.) 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.


This attractive 18-ounce insulated tumbler comes in a ton of amazing shades and designs, but it’s not just a pretty face: This insulated travel mug is made from durable stainless steel and is triple-walled with insulation so that you’ll never get condensation on your hands. But also, did we mention that it’s p-r-e-e-e-e-e-t-t-y? Use this gorgeous and reusable coffee cup around the house to drink hot or cold beverages and find one that matches your decor (yes, that’s a thing). Heads up, you have to purchase the lid separately if you want to take this one on the go.


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 heat, 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 latte.


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 lid and plug are dishwasher-safe.

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