One of the most pleasant ways to start a morning is with a delicious cup of coffee. That said, if you do not have the proper mug, your coffee could get cold too quickly, or it might not be enough to be satisfying. So many things go into choosing the right mug, but for many coffee drinkers, having the right mug is half the fun of waking up.

Things to consider in a mug

Material

Some materials, such as ceramic, might look great or be emblazoned with a favourite sentiment or quote, but if it is too thick, the material actually overpowers the warmth of your coffee and can make it cold. If you want your coffee to still be wafting steam down to that last sip, you need a cup with an approximate thickness of 1/4 inch. If you want a metal cup, look for insulated steel. For traveling, an insulated travel mug with an adjustable lip will keep the coffee warm between stoplights.

Size

Size is a personal choice, but it should be large enough for at least one cup of coffee. If you are on the go, you might want a large cup that can hold up to two cups.

Design

Of course, the design of the cup must involve the colour and how the cup is either styled or personalised. These things are subjective and personal. However, what also matters is how well the handle and the shape of the cup fits your hands. As any coffee lover will attest, the grip must be perfect. It should comfortably fit the finger, and the tapering sides of the cup must allow you to cradle the cup with one hand or grasp the mug-not too feverishly-between both.

Collaged personalised photo mug

Features

At the top of the list is a stylish and perfectly comfortable photo mug. What makes these mugs so spectacular is that they allow you to mix and match photos in a variety of ways. For instance, you can print his-and-her mugs by dividing a photo of you and your loved one, affixing half of a photo to one mug and the other half to another.

In terms of functionality, the mugs are available in a variety of sizes, ensuring they fit comfortably in any hand and can accommodate as much or as little coffee as the morning requires. Of course, they are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Highlights

– variety of styles
– available in 11-ounce or 15-ounce volume
– durable photo finish
– spacious handle
– outside and inside of cup can be colorised

Zyliss French Press Coffee Mug

Features

This single-serve mug comes in a stylish matte black, and it features an insulated cap that keeps your drink piping hot between sips. The angled handle fits nicely in your hand, and the cup offers a textured grip for safety.

As an added measure to keep your coffee warm, the cup features dual walls. In terms of safety, it is BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Highlights

– BPA free
– comfortable texture
– attractive style
– insulated

Avito Stainless Steel Coffee Mug

Features

Although this cup is made of stainless steel, it does not bring to mind the steel lid of a construction-worker’s thermos. Instead, the steel is wrapped in stylish, powder-coated pastel. The cup also features a snap-on lid that helps keep the warmth where it is needed-in your coffee.

As it is made of steel, the material is naturally BPA free and contains no toxins. In terms of volume, each mug can hold up to 14 ounces, making the size large enough for a full can of carbonated water.

Highlights

– durable
– large
– powder-coated finish
– available in seven different shades

Threshold Porcelain Coupe Mug

Features

The Threshold mug is a basic coffee cup designed for any morning. It comes in sizes as small as six ounces, but it is also available in sizes up to 16 ounces. The porcelain is dishwasher and microwave safe, and it will also hold up in an oven if you want to use it to bake cupcakes.

Highlights

– durable porcelain
– available in a variety of sizes
– stylish

Ello Jane Ceramic Mug

Features

This ceramic mug by Ello offers travelers a beautiful cup for their coffee. All the components in this cup are BPA free, and the cup holds a whopping 18 ounces of liquid, ensuring you have enough coffee no matter how long the commute. The lid is splash proof, ensuring a sudden stop does not end with the coffee in the floorboard.

Highlights

– large volume
– stylish
– BPA free

Contigo Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Features

This travel mug by Contigo offers commuters a thin neck that fits perfectly in your vehicle’s cup holder. The lip is spill free, and you can press a button, which opens the mouth. Due to the design of the cup, your coffee will remain warm for hours.
The build is stainless steel, yet it is available in over 20 different shades. Finally, it will hold up to 24 ounces, so a long commute will not leave you empty of energy.

Highlights

– dishwasher safe
– stylish
– coffee stays steaming hot for up to seven hours

Le Creuset Stoneware Mug

Features

For people who want a classic cup, this stoneware mug offers an ornate style with a voluminous handle. The glazed finish is available in any one of 10 attractive colours, and the stone construction is safe up to 500 degrees. It can hold up to 12 ounces, making it perfect for sipping at work or at home, and the non-porous surface is glazed to resist cracks, scratches, or chips.

Highlights

– strong
– attractive style
– available in 10 different shades

 

The best coffee cups

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