Best Coffee Mugs — You gotta get one of these.
If you’re reading this, there’s a 99% chance you’re on the hunt for a new coffee mug. Start here. Our list of the 7 Best Mugs For The Coffee Lover has what you’re looking for.
Why do people love coffee so much? For some, it’s the simple fact that a cup of joe is the only thing that will send a wake-up call to the brain in the morning. For others, there is something about the ritual of brewing their own cup. Then there are those who love the enticing aroma coffee beans offer when roasted, ground, and brewed to perfection. Whatever the reason, coffee lovers spend a lot of time and money perfecting their cup of joe: the beans (you can spend $20 a pound for premium beans), the water, and one’s preferred type of coffee maker—automatic, manual, stovetop, espresso machine, etc. But guess what is often overlooked?
And that’s surprising. When you’re on the go, a great coffee mug will not only keep your perfectly brewed coffee hot for hours but also prevent it from spilling all over you. Isn’t that just as important as using the right beans and brewing method? We think so.
…a great coffee mug will not only keep your perfectly brewed coffee hot for hours but also prevent it from spilling all over you.
So here’s our list of the 7 Best Mugs For The Coffee Lover to help you choose a mug that is right for you.
- Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug
- Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug
- YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
- Osaka Ryoan-ji Mug
- KeepCup Travel Mug
- Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler
- Utopia Tumbler Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Large Coffee Mug
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug
Zojirushi’s stainless steel premium mug is the best mug to buy if you want to keep your coffee warm enough to enjoy for more than a few hours. Its modern, matte black finish is a cut above the popular Contigo West Loop mug. The lid opens every time without fiddling and closes with a pleasing click. And the spout is wide and easy to drink from. Given that it’s rather pricey, if you’re just looking for a mug that won’t spill and keeps coffee warm for a couple of hours, the Contigo is a better value. However, if the goal is to keep your morning coffee as hot as possible for as long as possible, the Zojirushi should be your top choice.
Zojirushi’s stainless steel premium mug is the best mug to buy if you want to keep your coffee warm enough to enjoy for more than a few hours.
Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug
The Contigo Autoseal West Loop mug has the style and price to tempt budget coffee snobs away from Zojirushi. It promises never to spill—even when knocked over or held upside down. And it will never fall from your hand thanks to a distinctive non-slip design that helps keep your hands dry and slip proof. When all is said and done, it is pretty hard to fault this extremely good product that comes with an extremely good price.
YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
We’ll keep this short and sweet: The YETI Rambler Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler is basically identical to the Contigo Autoseal West Loop mug.
Osaka Ryoan-ji Mug
Buy the Osaka Ryoan-ji Mug if you like eye-catching colors and Japanese design, but you should know that this is a really small mug that only holds 8.5 ounces.
KeepCup Travel Mug
The KeepCup Travel Mug has been disrupting the status quo for years as the pioneer in switching from paper cups to a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler
While Thermos claims that performance comes standard with Stainless King products from Genuine Thermos Brand, this 16-ounce Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug is just “above average” in our opinion.
Utopia Tumbler Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Large Coffee Mug
Although the heat retention time is just “good enough,” the Utopia, named after a book by Sir Thomas More that describes an ideal place, is still a good choice for budget buyers wanting a large capacity stainless steel travel mug. As we all know, mornings are for coffee. And this affordable mug doesn’t just hold a full morning’s worth. It holds an incredible 30 ounces. Now that’s Utopia!