If you’re a coffee lover who needs to take a sip while on the go, it’s important to have a high-performing travel mug. While all mugs can hold hot beverages, the best travel mugs feature durable construction and lids designed to help prevent spills and keep your drink warm. These mugs also come in a variety of sizes to suit your unique drinking habits.
There’s a lot to consider when buying the best travel coffee mug, such as capacity, cleaning requirements and lid design. In addition to the cup’s ability to retain heat or coolness, many mugs are insulated to protect your hands from burns and some feature handles for easy carrying and a tight seal to prevent leaking. Some also feature a removable rubber gasket for easy cleaning. Some mugs have a window for visual confirmation that your beverage is full or empty.
Most modern coffee cups are constructed from insulated paper or plastic that holds hot liquids. Paper cups are usually made of recycled material and compostable, but some feature a lining that requires fossil fuels to manufacture. This type of disposable mug is generally not recommended for microwave use.
The best insulated cups will maintain their temperature for hours. Some of our top picks are vacuum-insulated, such as the Klean Kanteen Rise Tumbler, which has earned accolades for its exceptional cold-keeping capabilities. Its sleek design features a double-walled construction, with an inner wall made from stainless steel and an outer one from ceramic or glass. This mug can be used with a straw and is available in multiple colors and styles.
For hot drinks, there’s the Miir Flip Traveler, which held its heat for 5 hours, even after being given the roller coaster treatment. It’s also a good choice for those who want to be more sustainable, since it uses a biodegradable plant-based plastic lining. During our test of the Miir, however, it lost 10 degrees more heat than the Zojirushi and wasn’t as easy to open with one hand.
The design of the lids on these mugs can vary, but most have a small air hole or rolled edges that make them comfortable to hold. They may also include grooves to drain any dripping condensation from the handle. Some lids also have a flap that covers the drinking port to avoid spills and slosh.
Coffee Cups With Lids
Whether you’re serving tea, hot chocolate or espresso at your cafe or sports stadium concession stand, having plenty of coffee cups with lids on hand is essential for your business. These cups are available in a range of sizes to suit your drink offerings and can be customized with your own logo. Some have reclosable tabs to help prevent cooling and other features like a straw opening to make it easier to suck in your beverage. For the ultimate convenience, you can also find disposable lids that fit these mugs to avoid any messy cleanup. These are ideal for busy event venues that cater to guests on the go and can easily be dropped off to patrons as they enter your venue.