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Best Coffee Travel Mugs

Updated on October 21, 2014

Keeping Your Coffee Warm with the Best Travel Mugs

There is a lot to keep in mind when shopping for the right coffee travel mug. A good quality mug should be well insulated and come with a tight fitting lid to keep your coffee hot. Look for a mug that is leak proof so that if the mug takes a tumble you're beverage will stay safe. Stainless steel mugs are more durable and last longer than plastic. Some coffee travel mugs are dishwasher safe and others are not.

To get the most out of your travel mug it's important to think about how you will be using it. Whether you're bringing beverages with you during the commute to the office or going on a backpacking trip you will find different mugs suit different situations. Most mugs fit in a standard sized car holder, but some of the slimmer ones don't. Do you prefer a mug with a handle? It's also good to note that travel mugs will keep their temperatures longer if they are preheated or cooled before use. Here is a roundup of the top coffee travel mugs we found on Amazon.

Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Mug

The Thermos Stainless King coffee travel mug is built to last. It's made out of tough stainless steel so that it's virtually indestructible. The leak proof lid has a latch that makes it easy to open while keeping your coffee all in one place. This mug uses a vacuum seal technology to keep beverages at their proper temperatures for long periods of time. Hot beverages will keep their heat for up to 5 hours and cold beverages will stay cool for up to 9.

The 16 ounce body fits in most car cup holders and is easy to hold. There's a tea bag holder built into the lid for those non coffee drinkers. It comes in your choice of blue or cranberry. It's also available with a handle. This mug is $27.99.

Contigo Stainless Steel 20 Ounce Travel Mug

Contigo's stainless steel 20 ounce coffee travel mug is made with auto seal technology making it 100% spill and leak proof. The lid is built right into the cup and seals between every sip making this mug suitable for hiking, backpacking, or the everyday commute. This mug is also easy to clean and conveniently dishwasher safe.

The Contigo coffee travel mug uses vacuum insulation with double wall construction to ensure beverages stay hot or cold for hours while preventing condensation from building up on the outside. The 20 ounce size makes this the largest mug on our list. Choose from a variety of colours. This coffee travel mug sells for $19.56.

Bestek 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Mug

At $9.99 the Bestek 16 ounce thermal insulated coffee travel mug is the lowest priced on this list. This mug is made from stainless steel and also uses vacuum seal technology to keep hot beverages hot for up to 5 hours. It's shape lets it fit in most standard car cup holders and it has a rubber bottom so it doesn't slide around. The auto seal lid prevents leaking. This coffee travel mug is ideal for the person with an easy commute and to use throughout the workday.

This mug should be hand washed and not put in the dishwasher. It comes with a one year warranty from the manufacture.

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

Zojirushi's stainless steel coffee travel mug is sleek, stylish and highly functional. The slim design makes this a space saving choice. The stainless steel used to make this coffee travel mug is tough and sanitary. The interior is built with a non-coated, electro polishing technology that makes it resistant to stains and corrosion. The steel also keeps foreign substances away.

The Zojirushi coffee travel mug has an average 5-star review on Amazon. It comes with a safety-locked, tightly fitting lid for longer lasting insulation. Choose between three colours: champagne, smoky blue, or black. This mug sells for $33.12.

Thermos 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler

For a basic coffee travel mug check out the Thermos 16 ounce Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler. This is a solid coffee travel mug with a simple and elegant design. It is built using an unbreakable double wall stainless steel technology on the interior and exterior. The body resists condensation with cold beverages. Thermos's vacuum insulation technology is used to keep drinks at their proper temperatures for hours. Hot beverages will stay hot for 5 hours and cold beverages will stay cold for 9. Thermos provides a five-year limited warranty on this product.

This coffee travel mug has a leak proof lid that comes with a tea bag hanger. It is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. At $22.49 this is a good mid-range buy.

Buying the Best Mug

These top-rated coffee travel mugs are all good choices. Each one offers functionality combined with a unique design to fit your needs.


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