The 10 Best Coffee Mugs for All Your Caffeinated Cups

Where have these mugs bean all our lives?
By Mary Claire Lagroue
August 14, 2020
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If you're drinking a lot more coffee than usual to stay grounded, you're not alone. Some days, our only moments of respite take the form of coffee breaks. But sipping out of a well-made mug turns coffee time into an even more special ritual. To help you find your new favorite, we've compiled this list of the 10 best coffee mugs for every preference. Just add java!

The Best Coffee Mugs at a Glance

Best Wide Mouth Mug: Sur La Table Latte Mug

If you've ever wished you could borrow your favorite coffee shop's wide-mouth mugs, this one's for you. Reviewers consider the 13.5-ounce Sur La Table Porcelain Latte Mug the perfect size for lattes, cappuccinos, and tea. "I feel like I'm back in France or Italy when I drink my caffè latte out of these beautiful white mugs," reviewer Paula J. writes.

Buy it: Sur La Table Latte Mug, $10; Sur La Table

Best Tall Mug: Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Tall Mugs

If you equate a tall mug with more coffee, you're not wrong. These Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Tall Mugs hold a whopping 22 ounces of coffee. (For reference, a venti cup from Starbucks holds 20 ounces.) And thanks to their 3 1/2-inch diameter, you can sip from them as easily as you would any other mug.

Buy it: Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Tall Mugs, $7; Williams Sonoma

Best Oversized Mug: Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Latte Mugs

Amp up the size of your favorite coffee shop's latte mugs, and you've got these Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Latte Mugs. These extra-large porcelain mugs hold up to 22 ounces of coffee, meaning you may end up using them for soup or cereal just as often.

Williams Sonoma

Buy it: Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Latte Mugs, $6; Williams Sonoma

Best Stoneware Mug: Kaloh Stoneware Mugs

With their textured matte finish and minimalist design, West Elm's Kaloh Stoneware Mugs will bring a touch of modern to your kitchen. Whether you prefer bold colors or neutrals, these 14-ounce mugs show off the beauty of stoneware. But perhaps the *real* beauty of stoneware is how well it holds heat.

West Elm

Buy it: Kaloh Stoneware Mugs, $9; West Elm

Best Glass Mug: Bodum Bistro Mug

Known for its French presses and other top-notch coffee makers, Bodum crafted its 10-ounce Bistro Mug out of its signature heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Its double-walled build insulates hot and cold drinks alike — and contributes to its sleek design.

Crate & Barrel

Buy it: Bodum Bistro Mug, $15; Crate & Barrel

Best Everyday Mug: Essential Mug

Crate & Barrel's 15-ounce Essential Mug lives up to its name. You can sip a generous amount of coffee from it. It's dishwasher-, microwave-, and warm oven-safe to 300 degrees. And, made of classic white porcelain, it would make a seamless addition to any set of dinnerware.  

Crate & Barrel

Buy it: Essential Mug, $4; Crate & Barrel

Best Insulated Mug: Yeti Rambler Mug

Made of durable stainless steel, this 14-ounce YETI mug keeps coffee hot or cold thanks to its double-walled, vacuum-insulated design. Its trusty lid gives you the option to bring it wherever you go, even camping. And its sweat-resistant handle feels comfortable when temperatures rise or fall – it's wide enough to fit mittens.


Buy it: YETI Rambler Mug, $24; Amazon

Best Smart Mug: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

With its ceramic coating, the Ember Ceramic Mug looks like a normal mug. But the fact that this smart mug's saucer doubles as its charger tells you it's not. Hook this mug up to your smartphone to set your coffee's temperature, and you'll get a notification when it's just right.


Buy it: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, $99; Amazon

Best Mug to Gift: Monogram Mug

Anthropologie has restocked these top-rated Monogram Mugs for years, and we can see why. Each of these 26 sturdy stoneware mugs features a letter in a traditional typeface — a safe bet no matter your gift recipient's taste. Look closer, and you'll notice how intricate (and special) each design is.


Buy it: Monogram Mug, $10; Anthropologie

Best Splurge Mug: Le Creuset Heritage Mugs (Set of Four)

If you're ever-loyal to Le Creuset, do yourself a favor and add the brand's redesigned Heritage Mugs to your cart right now. You won't stop thinking about these glazed stoneware mugs till they're yours. Available in four pastel hues and an of-the-moment meringue shade, these beauties would pair well with Le Creuset's French press.

Le Creuset

Buy it: Le Creuset Heritage Mugs (Set of Four), $58; Amazon