We'd never dare ask you to skip out on your morning caffeine ritual, but surely there's a more environmentally conscious way for coffee drinkers to partake without sacrificing any of the function or pleasure. Recycling is great, but bringing a trusty reusable coffee mug made of glass, stainless steel or other eco-friendly cups to your favorite java shop or making your own brew at home and toting it in a chic coffee tumbler is an even smarter way to avoid the single-use plastic and disposable cups piling up in landfills. Bonus: Many coffee shop locations give you a discount for bringing your own coffee mugs.
Chances are you've already made the switch to a reusable water bottle, so it's not too much of a stretch to update the vessel for your morning cup of coffee. We've selected some of the best travel coffee mug options to help you find the very best in reusable coffee mugs and cups that stay insulated and keep your drink hot. Whether you're looking for reusable coffee mugs and cups that fit into car cup holders or an accessory with a modern flair, these sleek, sturdy, safe and stylish coffee mug options are made from hard plastic, glass or metal and engineered to hold a hot beverage or cold beverage, keeping your tea and coffee hot for hours and an iced drink chilled for just as long. Insulation technology has come so far!
So, do the environmentally conscious thing and bring one of these reusable travel mugs with you to your favorite coffee shops or the next time you make a coffee run. The planet — and your wallet — will thank you.
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Best insulated travel coffee mug
Yeti Rambler tumbler
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 in the palm of your hand. This double-walled stainless tumbler with great insulation 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. It's 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.
Best designed travel coffee mug
Kinto travel tumbler
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 is totally museum-worthy.
Best leak-proof travel coffee mug
Contigo West Loop stainless steel travel mug
No shame if you're the coffee drinker who gets more coffee on their sleeve than in their mouth whenever you're carrying a cup on the go. Thankfully, the spill proof lid (maybe you've heard of Contigo AUTOSEAL technology? It's good. Real good.) on this reusable coffee canteen — which holds 16 ounces of hot coffee, cold brew or tea — will keep your coffee safe. 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 brew. You can practically take this cup of coffee with you anywhere.
Best lid-free travel coffee mug
This attractive 18-ounce insulated tumbler comes in a ton of amazing shades and designs, but it's not just a pretty face: It's 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.
Best collapsible travel coffee mug
Stojo silicone collapsible cup
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, it collapses to just 2.5 inches thick, meaning you can tote it practically anywhere without adding bulk to your bag. And 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 piping hot java to that cold brew or iced latte.
Best glass travel coffee mug
KeepCup reusable coffee cup
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.
This article was written by Julie Vadnal. It was originally published earlier, but has been updated.
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