The 13 Best Coffee Mugs for All Your Caffeinated Cups

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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 13 best coffee mugs for every preference. Just add java!

The Best Coffee Mugs at a Glance

Best Everyday Mug: Crate & Barrel Essential Mug

Essential Aspen Mug - white mug on a white background
Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel's 15-ounce Aspen Mug is the essential coffee mug. You can sip a generous amount of coffee from it. It's dishwasher-, microwave-, and warm oven-safe to 300 degrees F. And, made of classic white porcelain, it would make a seamless addition to any set of dinnerware.

Buy It: Aspen Mug, $4; Crate & Barrel

Best Ceramic Mug: Dowan Ceramic Mugs With Insulated Cork Bottoms

DOWAN Coffee Mugs Set of 2

Ceramic is the quintessential coffee mug material, as it helps the drink retain its heat without getting so hot it burns your hands. It's also delicate and attractive. These Dowan mugs feature a cork liner around the bottom to make them a bit sturdier, and if you need to take them to go or want to avoid splashes around kids or pet, you can pop on the splash-proof lid. Take it off for slow, therapeutic sipping.

Buy It: Dowan Ceramic Mugs With Insulated Cork Bottoms, $18/set of 2; Amazon or Walmart

Best Glass Mug: Bodum Bistro Mug

Bodum Bistro Mug
Crate & Barrel

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.

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

Best Stoneware Mug: Kaloh Stoneware Mugs

Kaloh Stoneware Mugs
West Elm

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.

Buy It: Kaloh Stoneware Mugs, $36/set of 4; West Elm

Best Wide Mouth Mug: Sur La Table Latte 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

Open Kitchen Tall Coffee 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, from $7; Williams Sonoma

Best Oversized Mug: Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Latte Mugs

Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Latte Mugs
Williams Sonoma

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.

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

Best Insulated Mug: Yeti Rambler Mug

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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 or YETI

Best Travel Mug: Zojirushi Stainless Steel 20-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Mug

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug

With more than 19,000 ratings on Amazon, this popular travel coffee mug maintains a solid (and stunning) 4.8 stars. Why's that? Reviewers love that this vessel is "really great at keeping drinks hot or cold for longer than any other insulated container I've used." It's so good, in fact, Zojirushi offers a five-year warranty on the mug's heat retention capabilities. And because it's made from stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, you can easily use this every day and never wear it out.

Buy It: Zojirushi Stainless Steel 20-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Mug, $30; Amazon

Best Smart Mug: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control 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, $110; Amazon

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

Le Creuset Heritage Mugs
Le Creuset

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.

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

Best for Kids: F-32 12-Ounce Stainless Steel Mug

12 Oz Kids 304 Stainless Steel Shark 3D Mug with 2 Pack Slider Closure Lids

Do your little ones like to pretend they're sipping coffee like mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa? Give them their own coffee mug that's fun, easy to hold, and very much works if they ever decide to have their own cup of cocoa. The F-32 stainless steel mug is made with stainless steel and a silicone food-grade outer band that comes in a variety of bold illustrated patterns. A slider lid keeps things from spilling, and it also helps drinks stay hot or cold.

Buy It: F-32 12-Ounce Stainless Steel Mug, $15; Amazon

Best Personalized Coffee Mug: Corkcicle Coffee Mug

Mark & Graham

Coffee mugs make great gifts, as everyone loves having unique and special ones that remind them of their friends and family. If you want to add a bit more personalization to the coffee mug, reach for this monogrammed version from Corkcicle, available at Mark & Graham.

Buy It: $28 ($40 with personalization); Mark & Graham


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