Coffee, my friend. That beautiful moment that slows each day down…when I have that gorgeous hot cup of deliciousness. I’m a person who hates routine and a planned schedule, but that morning cup, each morning, is my favorite. And then my second favorite is the couple of times a week I get a beautiful latte when I’m out and about. Again. Time just slows a bit, and well, it’s no secret we love our coffee here in the Northwest.
Lately, though, I’ve been feeling guilty about the cups that the lattes out come in, and have made it my goal not to use disposable coffee cups anymore. I did the math. I buy about two to three lattes a week. That times four weeks a month and then times twelve months a year adds up to TOO MANY CUPS, friends. You can recycle the lid, you can recycle the sleeve, but you can’t recycle the cup. I feel bad about this when all I need to do is a) find the right travel mug I’ll actually bring with me, and b) wash it out a couple of times a week and put it back in my purse.
I’ve had a goal to do this for a while, but I think what stopped it from working well was finding the right mug. Now, the right mug for me isn’t necessarily the right mug for you, so I enlisted some help from the team and from some lovely followers on IG stories to create a hopefully helpful roundup for all of us. Trying to cut back on purchasing coffee out? These are great for bringing your own homemade coffee along, too, of course!
The 10 Best Travel Mugs For Coffee To-Go
The Smaller YETI With No Spill Cap
This style is the Yeti option most similar to the one I found. This is great if you need it to travel in your bag without spilling or if you really want that heat to remain for a while.
The 12oz No Spill MiiR Tumbler I Have & Love
This is the one I own. It’s 12oz, and I’ve carried it full of a hot latte in my tote-style purse without worry. The lid fits on very tightly and securely, and the smaller size is perfect for me to actually carry around in my purse empty, eliminating the need for disposables. This is the only color I could find with free shipping online. I will admit I prefer taking the lid off to drink from this one instead of using the flip top lid, but the main goal for me was small and leak-proof, so I’m happy with this one for those reasons.
The Gorg Spill-Proof Small Tumbler
Gorgeous and gets great reviews. The designer in me loves this one. And here on Amazon in ivory and a few other shades.
Another Beautiful To-Go Option, In Ceramic
The YETI For Home or Office (Gwen & I LOVE)
Gwen and I both have this one for home and we LOVE it. I swapped out a Yeti sliding lid for mine, and it’s great to take anywhere without worry of spilling. It keeps coffee hot and still feels like a regular coffee mug.
The Smaller Travel YETI With Magnetic Flip Lid
For a handheld, on-the-go option that doesn’t need to go in a bag, this is a great choice. It’s not too giant, keeps coffee hot (or cold for that matter) and this style lid is my favorite for actually drinking from. This was still too large for me to want to carry with me all the time, but is a crowd favorite.
The Contigo That Y’all Love
This Contigo is very popular. Everyone loves it. I’ve had similar before and if you’re commuting with coffee/bringing your own, this is a solid choice. For me, this was too big to carry around with me at all times to quit using disposables.
Another Gorg Travel Mug Option For The Design-Minded
This is lovely, and a nice small option, too. Gorgeous design. Loving this ivory color.
The Really Reasonable To-Go Option with Great Reviews
This is $7.99 and gets great reviews. If you want to have a couple of options to leave in a few locations this is an excellent choice. I would worry the outside would feel hot, but reviewers say it doesn’t.
The Super-Pretty Tumbler
This one is just so lovely. I’ll always love Rifle Paper Co.! It comes in a gorgeous black with gold, and another pretty floral, too.
Oh, and if you’re really fancy and particular about hot coffee for your desk *raises hand* THIS ONE. Thank you to my IG stories followers who helped on this one! Do you have a favorite travel mug? Have you successfully stopped using disposable cups? I’d love to hear what helped you get to that point! I recently purchased a piece of art that says “I love sleep because it’s like a time machine to coffee.” WORD.
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