To know coffee is to love her.
But to drink coffee on the go—be it in the car, on the subway, or while walking down the street—is to play a never-ending game of: Will I spill this on my freshly laundered shirt or pants? (If you're me, then the answer to both is...yes.)
Unless you have a quality travel coffee mug. I did not. So I started poking around the internet to find the very best vessel for my morning (and occasionally, post-work) coffee and discovered dozens of options, of which I've narrowed down to 10 of my favorites.
The mugs on this list feature special insulation (meaning they retain the temperature of liquids well, hot or cold), durable materials (though you don't want to drop the ceramic), leak- and spill-proof designs, and all-around good looks. Check them out for yourself:
1. Hydro Flask 16-Ounce Coffee Flask, $24.95
I've always been a fan of Hydro Flask's stainless-steel tumblers, jugs, and travel cups of all shapes and sizes for a while now—they'll keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24, and the hardy matte finish is as durable as it gets. Bonus: There are a ton of colors to choose from, so you can pick your favorite.
2. Yeti Rambler 20-Ounce Tumbler, $29.99
You might know Yeti for their indestructible coolers and travel gear, but they also make a quality travel coffee mug, like this 20-ounce tumbler (yeah, that's a lot of coffee), perfect for the everyday.
3. OXO Good Grips 12-Ounce Thermal Travel Mug, $19.99
This travel mug's no-spill technology includes a leakproof seal, plus a lid that's wide enough to let you make your pour-over coffee directly over top—that way, when you get to work you can pour a hot brew right into your favorite mug.
This ceramic tumbler is pretty on the outside—just catch a glimpse of those nifty colors and designs—but it's also double-walled so it'll keep your coffee (or tea!) warm (or cold!) for up to 90 minutes.
5. Zojirushi Stainless Mug, $20-$32
The price on this stainless mug by Zojirushi fluctuates depending on which color you like best. But no matter which one you choose, you'll get an easy-to-sip lid, BPA-free plastic and stainless steel, and a five-year warranty on heat retention.
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6. Soma Ceramic To-Go Tumbler, $30
You won't get any metallic taste with this ceramic tumbler (the material keeps the taste pure), but you will get a snug, spill-proof bamboo lid and temperature-retaining double-walled design.
7. Contigo Vacuum-Insulated 16-Ounce Stainless-Steel Travel Mug, Prices Vary Depending on Color
With over 15,600 five-star reviews on Amazon, it's hard not to consider this leak- and spill-proof Contigo travel mug a top contender. Bonus: The slender design makes it an easy fit for most car cupholders.
Our favorite thing about this Simple Modern travel tumbler, aside from its copper-coated insulation layer and handy flip lid? It comes in almost 30 different color options, including marble, rainbow, and wood grain.
9. Thermos Stainless 16-Ounce Travel Mug with Handle, Prices Vary Depending on Color
This Thermos travel mug's handle makes it perfect for grabbing on the go, and its tough-as-stainless-steel exterior and interior means you can drop it left and right without worrying about breaking it.
Bring those summer camping vibes to your daily commute with this speckled, 16-ounce travel mug that's designed to keep drinks cold up to 10 hours and hot for five.