Buying Guide: 10 Best Coffee Mugs that Keep Your Coffee Hot

best coffee mugs to keep coffee hot

Coffee is only acceptable when it’s hot or iced cold there’s no in-between. There’s nothing a coffee lover hates more than a cup of lukewarm coffee. If you are one of those people who switched to the more practical and more economical option of drinking coffee – making your own versus getting fancy store-bought ones, it feels just right to reward yourself with an insulated coffee mug to keep it cold or hot as you want it to be. 

Things To Consider When Choosing Your Coffee Mug

Durability – You want a mug that can handle (pun intended) being knocked off or dropped accidentally. It happens, sometimes when in the office or even at home you rush to get something and the next thing you know your precious coffee mug is in pieces and your liquid gold aka coffee is all over the table and floor.

Size – How much coffee do you plan to put in it in one go? If you need a mug for your morning coffee on the way to work or the coffee station is a little too far from your desk then best to have a mug that can hold at least two cups (or more, we won’t judge ☺ ) to save you the time and effort from going back and forth the coffee machine.

Insulation – This is probably the most important factor in choosing a coffee mug, regardless if it’s plastic, glass or stainless steel, it needs to have great insulation to be able to retain the temperature of your coffee. You want your mug to be able to keep your coffee hot or cold as it should, especially when you are traveling with it or is having a busy day in the office. 

Spill-Proof Lid – I think we can all agree on this, spill-proof lid is a must. You don’t want coffee flooding your clothes, work documents or worse, your laptop or computer keyboard. Like I said, these things happen and may have even already happened to you once or twice. So it’s best to invest in a spill-proof coffee mug that will prevent these things from happening again.

Cleaning – Coffee stains can sometimes be a pain to clean, so your coffee mug needs to be dishwasher safe, and the exterior must be stain resistant. It’s much better if it doesn’t have tiny nooks and crannies where drops of coffee will get stuck into, if the lip is either wide enough to fit a cleaning brush or foam, or if the lid can be completely removed for easier access when washing it. 

Our Top 10 Coffee Mugs To Keep Your Coffee Hot

YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Mug

This coffee mug hits you with all the right spots: it is durable – being made from 18/8 high-grade stainless steel so they will not easily scratch or rust, it has double-wall insulation – so your drink will stay at almost the same temperature as when you first poured it in for hours, and it is dishwasher safe, has a wide lip and removable lid so keeping it clean will not be a problem.

The Yeti Rambler Mug is not particularly spill-proof, as there’s no slide in cover for the drinking hole on its lid, but there is a separate lid that you can purchase with it with this function and besides, the mug itself is perfectly shaped so it will not be easy to tip over in the first place. It measures 5 x 4 x 3.8 inches and weighs only 13 ounces.

YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug with Lid, Seafoam
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  • The YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug is the toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there
  • The full-loop Triple Grip Handle is comfortable for wider hands, so you can fit your mitts fully around your morning joe
  • Duracoat color means no scratching, peeling, or fading here

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 Thermos Stainless King Travel Mug

From the makers of extreme quality beverage jugs and bottles come the Thermos Stainless King Travel Mug, it has Thermos’ expertly designed vacuum insulation and their signature tea hook that’s built-in on the inside of the lid. It has unquestionable durability with stainless steel from the lip to the base of the mug, it is made to fit most car’s cup holders, so you won’t have to hold your mug while driving and its vacuum insulation ensures a spill-proof journey to work. The mug is also designed so it will not burn your fingertips when it has hot coffee inside and will not sweat either when there’s a cold beverage inside. 

The mug is perfect for those who need a few cups of coffee a day as it measures a good 7.9 x 3.9 x 7.9 inches, so it will fit about 2 cups in one go. It weighs 15.2 ounces, so it surely has a weight on it but that’s another reason why it doesn’t easily get tipped over.

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  • Durable stainless steel interior and exterior; Hand wash recommended
  • Cool to the touch with hot liquids, sweat proof with cold

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BODUM Insulated Travel Mug

This two in one travel mug is a coffee/tea French press and a thermos all in one sleek piece. So, if you want freshly brewed coffee or loose-leaf tea on the go at any time of the day, then this is for you. It has a double-wall vacuum insulation that guarantees to keep your drink hot or cold for hours. The built-in plunger is attached to the lid and has a silicon comfort grip, so it is easy to travel with whether you are on the way to work or taking it with you on a hiking trip. 

The mug has a non-skid rubber base and the lid is designed to be spill-resistant therefore it will not be easily knocked over and waste a perfectly good serving of coffee. It measures 3.5 x 3.5 x 9.1 inches and weighs 14.4 ounces, light and compact enough that you can just put it on your backpack and head on to work or school.

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  • Quick and easy: Simply add coarsely ground Coffee, hot water and seal the lid for a delicious, freshly pressed cup in minutes
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 Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Mug

This highly rated mug comes from the Japanese line Zojirushi who have been making upscale small appliances for years, I must note that the company started way back in 1918 by making vacuum bottles. So, what can you expect from this mug? Its interior is made from 18/8 kitchen-grade stainless steel, guaranteed durable and safe to use for food and drinks. Its lid has a safety lock function to avoid spills from accidentally opening it.  And of course, its vacuum insulation is made from years of expertise, so it has no problem keeping your drink hot or cold as it should. 

The travel mug has an elegant, modern finish and has a compact design at only 2.6 x 2.6 x 7.4 inches and 8 ounces, so you can easily fit it in your bag or car’s cup holder. 

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  • Stainless steel vacuum insulation keeps beverages hot or cold for hours
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    Contigo Handled AUTOSEAL Travel Mug

This mug is exquisitely engineered to perfection. Its patented Thermalock vacuum insulation ensures that your hot chocolate will retain its heat for up to 4 hours and your iced coffee to still be cold for up to 12hrs. You also don’t have to worry about spills anymore because the mug executes an Autoseal technology making it leak and spill-resistant. Contigo also designed the mug so that you can comfortably drink on it no matter if you are a right or left-handed with its one-handed operation assisted by the auto seal button located right on the handle. 

This feature-packed mug measures 5 x 3 x 7.5 inches and comfortably weighs 6.4 ounces. It is also backed by a limited lifetime guaranteed by its manufacturer. 

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  • For the Long Haul – Drinks stay hot up to 4 hours and cold up to 12 hours with THERMALOCK Vacuum Insulation

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Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

If you’re into charming vintage mugs, then this one is for you! The Ello Campy Travel Mug is so pretty you can mistake if for a hand-crafted porcelain mug, but it is actually made from durable stainless steel with high-quality vacuum insulation that can keep your drinks hot for up to 5 hours, and your cold beverages for up to 10 hours. No need to worry about toxic chemicals because all parts of this mug are made from BPA free materials. The lid also has Ello’s patented sealing slider making it leak and spill-proof.

This is perfect for heavy coffee drinkers as the mug measures 12.1 x 8 x 17.6 inches and weighs 5.3 ounces, it can fit a couple of cups of coffee or tea. 

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  Simple Modern Scout Coffee Mug

The Simple Modern Scout Coffee Mug is works great for people on the go. It has a leak-proof insulated flip lid that allows you to put the mug in your bag or car’s cup holder without worrying about a pool of coffee later. Some reviewers even mentioned they are able to run carrying the mug and it did not leak. It is made from premium 18/8 stainless steel and the interior’s double wall insulation is also coated with copper for additional heat retention properties. 

The mug is 5 x 5 x 3.7 inches and can fit in most car cup holders. It also weighs only 11.2 ounces so it’s easy to carry around with you.

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Bubba Classic Insulated Desk Mug

We all know someone (aka ME) who is not contented with just a small cup of coffee. They are the type of people that the Bubba Classic Desk Mug is created for. This 32oz mug prevents you from frequent trips to the coffee station on a hectic day or having not enough coffee for a hiking or boat trip as it can hold several cups of coffee enough to last you for a day. Plus, with its dual-wall insulation, it can keep your coffee hot for up to 3 hours and cold drinks for as long as 12 hours.

The mug is made with durable BPA free materials and has a wide base keeping your coffee safe from being spilled in case it gets accidentally tipped over. The mug measures 6.5 x 4.8 x 8.1 inches and weighs only 8.6 ounces despite its bulky built so it’s easy to carry with the help of its easy-grip handle.

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S’well Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Drink coffee in style with the S’well Stainless Steel Travel Mug, it has twelve elegant design choices that are all made from BPA free 18/8 high-grade stainless steel. It has the patented Therma-S’well technology, triple wall vacuum insulation that can keep your beverages hot for as long as 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. The screw-on lid is also insulated and tightly fits the rim of the mug to avoid leaks even if you have it rolling around your backpack on the way to work. You can also purchase the “commuter lid” which is also stainless steel, tight-fitting lid although this one has a flip-open mechanism allowing you to easily drink while on the road.

The mug has no physical handle but has an ergonomically designed neck that you can easily grip on when drinking or carrying it around. It measures 3.1 x 3.1 x 6.6 inches and weighs only 11 ounces. 

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  • Vacuum Insulated - triple-layered construction, designed to keep beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12
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  Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Flask

This little guy is not playing around when it comes to quality, it has Hydro Flask’s signature Tempshield insulation that maintains your drink’s temperature for long periods of time. It can keep cold drinks cold for a whole 24 hours and hot drinks piping hot up to 6 hours. It is made from BPA free 18/8 food grade stainless steel that won’t leach chemicals on your beverage.

They are designed to fit most car cup holders and coffee brewing systems and are made lightweight, so you can easily carry them on hiking trips or long walks on the beach.

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Drinking coffee is a part of your day, a ritual almost where you sit down for a little quiet time and just drink a good cup of coffee to relax or take a break from a busy schedule. Sometimes, it may even be the only “meal” you can get when you are too busy to eat, or your super drink when you have to spend long nights doing research or reviewing for work or school. So, invest in the right coffee mug that can actually keep your coffee at the right temperature when you are ready to drink it. You deserve this. Cheers! ☺


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