Latte To Go? 10 Cute Travel Mugs To Replace Disposable Coffee Cups

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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

 

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YETI 12oz tumbler with hot shot cap (no spill)

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

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MiiR Tumbler

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

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Kinto 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

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W&P Porter Ceramic Travel Mug

These are just gorgeous. This might be a better desk option though than travel, as reviews say it isn’t completely leak-proof. It’s just so pretty though!

The YETI For Home or Office (Gwen & I LOVE)

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YETI Rambler 14 oz

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

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YETI 20oz tumbler with slide 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

 

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Contigo Autoseal Transit 

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

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 Leidfor 12oz

This is lovely, and a nice small option, too. Gorgeous design. Loving this ivory color.

The Really Reasonable To-Go Option with Great Reviews

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Rubbermaid Leak Proof 10oz Tumbler

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

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Rifle Paper & Corkcicle 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.

xo,

L

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21 Comments

  1. great post! as you know, I have two of these Yetis and they are great for commuting or at work/home. def love the mag slider lid best. very pretty other options too! I’m a sucker for all kinds of coffee and water vessels. I have so many there are plenty to have in ALL the places… home, work, bag, etc. Thanks!!

  2. I WANT to be so much better about my reusable mug but the washing turns out to be my failure. I have some older Contigo mugs and they are just so difficult to clean. I will definitely be checking out some of your suggestions – thank you!

    • My new method has been to wash the bottom cup in the dishwasher and wash the lid by hand. I do remember an older Contigo I had being hard to clean the flip top lid. I find if I rinse these out right after I get home they are much easier! Or I’ll put the lid in a bit of soapy water in a bowl in the sink for a few minutes. It’s tough at first, but creating that habit of doing it right when I get home has helped!

  3. Not sure if you can do it with older styles but with the new Contigo cups (like the one above) you can put the lid in the dishwasher (top rack) to get it clean. My husband has these ones and loves them for leak free travel. In fact, we pretty much have all Contigo cups for hot and cold drinks in our family.

  4. Lois Soiffer on

    I wonder if this review (which is soooo necessary and helpful) could be updated noting which are dishwasher safe? It’s not just that I’m lazy (I am) but the dishwasher is a more eco-friendly way to get things clean. And that was the main point point of this post, I think.

    PS I use a contingo and put it in the dishwasher, not sure if that will shorten it’s life or not, but I’m not super concerned as a review of my recent history indicates I am going to lose it or leave it on top of my car and drive off before I wreck it in the dishwasher…

    • Ah yes, the dishwasher. I agree. I feel like I’ve had the best luck with only washing the bottom of the travel mug in the dishwasher and washing the lids by hand. Typically the rubber seal is in the lid and so this allows that to stay in tact much longer, I think. Yeti recommends doing it this way. I have noticed any silicone brands I’ve had do not do well in the dishwasher, but these metal and ceramic kinds seem to hold up well with this method!

  5. Hydroflask! I can fill a Hydroflask up with cocoa or tea at 5:30 or 6 a.m. and after a day of skiing – liquids are still piping hot. So hot, in fact, that when I bring cocoa for my daughter to drink on the way home from a soccer tournament I have to open the lid before her last game so the cocoa cools down enough for her to drink. Lots of sizes and fun colors. Sometimes the coffee lid is prone to leakage after months of wear so I wouldn’t recommend putting it in your bag full.

  6. Elizabeth A. on

    Super happy to see this! I just received a new travel mug as a Mother’s Day gift (my old one was like 20 years old and no longer keeping my coffee hot). Spouse and daughter settled on a Hydroflask for being the best at maintaining temp & easy to drink from. Seeing some of these other options, I may need one to keep in my office too.

    • Oh yay! I know a lot of people love Hydroflask. I’m so glad to hear of others interested in reducing waste, too. Let me know what you try out for your office!

  7. I like even smaller cups so I use an 8 oz Keep Cup. Made of glass with a silicone band to make a bit sturdier. Definitely not perfectly leak proof, but dishwasher safe and when you take the lid off, drinking from the glass edge is nice.

    • Yes, I bet! That’s a good solution, too. I’m picky about what I like to drink from. For travel the metal is fine, but I do prefer glass or ceramic if at all possible!

  8. Ok, Laura, you inspired me to bring a dish towel to work today. My contigo is washed and drying on the towel on my desk.

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