On those cold winter mornings when it's (almost) impossible to leave the house, no one wants a room-temperature cup of coffee. Because disposable cups are wasteful and regular at-home mugs are inconvenient to carry on the go, a travel coffee mug will keep your beverage at the perfect temperature (hot or cold!) no matter how long it's been since you made it.

Because there are so many similar travel coffee mugs on the market, the Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab of the Good Housekeeping Institute evaluated the best of the best to determine which are actually worth buying. Our experts put different travel mugs through their paces, evaluating them for hot and cold temperature retention, durability, leak resistance, ease of use, and more.

How do you choose the best travel coffee mug for you?

When looking for the best travel coffee mugs, there are a few things to keep in mind:


If you want your drink to stay hot or cold for a long time, make sure it's insulated, whether it's made of glass, plastic, or stainless steel.


Our Lab experts love the locking feature on the Contigo Luxe Autoseal Vacuum-Insulated Travel Coffee Mug and the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug, which means you can just toss it in your bag and go. Other travel coffee mugs have more traditional lids if you prefer to drink your coffee from a mug.


Check to see if the mug can be washed in the dishwasher. If it needs to be hand-washed, make sure you can clean it thoroughly with a sponge (or else you might need a bottle brush).

Best Travel Coffee Mugs

The following are the best travel coffee mugs available:

ZOJIRUSHI - 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Mug 

The Zojirushi travel mug will not leak or spill a drop of coffee and will keep it piping hot. The manufacturer is so confident in this that it offers a five-year (!) warranty on heat retention. This stunning rose gold version makes us want to wear it all day long, and our editors agree.

JURO - 20-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

This stainless steel mug is a fantastic value, especially given its larger size. It claims to keep your coffee at the same temperature for up to six hours. It fits easily into car holders and doesn't sweat when filled with ice, according to reviewers. The tumbler also includes a reusable straw and a tight-seal flip lid to keep your beverage safe.

CORKCICLE - 16-Ounce Triple-Insulated Stainless Steel Cup

The shatterproof lid with built-in slider keeps whatever you're drinking safe. The brand claims that its triple-insulated design keeps drinks hot for up to three hours. These cups are available in a variety of colors and patterns, including this festive fairisle design. It's easy to see why it's one of Oprah's Favorite Things.

HYDRO FLASK - 16-Ounce Travel Coffee Flask

When it comes to water bottles, Hydro Flasks has a huge following, but the company also makes coffee mugs (called coffee flasks)! This extra-large travel coffee mug allows for easy drinking. In addition, GH Lab tests revealed that its stainless steel, vacuum-insulated body kept drinks hot or cold for several hours.

S'WELL - 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Traveler Bottle

S'well's stylish and beautiful water bottles have been redesigned to fit more comfortably in your hand. This travel coffee mug also has a wide mouth, making it ideal for adding ice cubes to your favorite beverage or sipping broths on the go. It will keep your drinks hot or cold for the entire day.

BODUM - Stainless Steel Travel Coffee and Tea Press

This Bodum travel coffee mug can also be used as a portable French press. It is available in two different materials: plastic double wall and stainless steel. Please keep in mind that this type of travel coffee mug isn't leakproof, so keep it upright. Consider the Bodum 3.5 L Travel Mug for a similar option that doesn't include the French press attachment. 

ZOKU - 11-Ounce Iced Coffee Maker

Despite the fact that most of the travel coffee mugs on our list are suitable for both hot and cold beverages, this one is ideal for anyone who prefers iced coffee (even in the winter!). All you have to do is put the mug's interior in the freezer. Pour hot coffee into the mug before leaving for work in the morning; it will chill your coffee in a few minutes without diluting it with ice cubes. P.S. The brand's ice cream maker is based on the same concept.

JOCO - 12-Ounce Glass Reusable Coffee Cup

The clear glass body of this Joco mug is accented by a colorful silicone lid and matching thermal sleeve. It's microwave (and dishwasher!) safe, which makes it ideal for sipping and reheating coffee throughout the day. You can easily see how much coffee you have left because it's clear (and your perfect amount of creamer).

YETI - Rambler 14-Ounce Mug With Lid

This popular Yeti mug looks just like a regular coffee mug, except it keeps your drinks hot or cold and has a lid to prevent spills. The handle was designed to be large enough for even large hands to grip comfortably. It's also available in a variety of colors. Just remember to clean the lid on a regular basis.

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