I travel primarily for work which means my travels involve a lot of coffee. Airport lattes, morning briefings over cappuccinos, conference center coffee, there always seems to be an opportunity for a refill. That’s why I never travel without a reusable coffee cup or travel mug. It’s also good for the environment and one of the many ways to reduce the trash you create while traveling.
The Cheerful Travel Mug
When I first saw Keep Cups, I thought there were only a few
Keep Cups are a pretty solid choice for a reusable cup. The plastic ones are super lightweight, the lid has a nice feel, and there is a decent selection of sizes. If you want something more stylish, you can always get the glass ones. They also keep your beverage warm
The Discreet Travel Mug
One of the more annoying aspects of using reusable cups is remembering to bring them with you! If I am going out for coffee, it’s easy to remember to bring my reusable cup. But, if I am out and hours later, I get roped into a quick trip to a local café, I usually won’t have my cup with me. That’s why I really value ones that pack super small, so it’s not annoying to carry it around when I’m not using it.
Enter the Stojo, a collapsible coffee cup. The fact that it packs down to a pancake size means I can toss it in my work bag and basically keep it with me forever. It doesn’t keep my coffee hot for that long, so this is good for people who don’t nurse their coffees. It’s also important not to squeeze from a silicone part but rather from the plastic lid or sleeve.
The Hot/Cold Cup
If you drink just as many cold beverages as hot
The Thermos-Style Travel Mug
If you like carrying around a hot beverage for several hours, then you need something that is larger, seals and is designed to keep heat in. You need a travel mug like the slender and stylish Zojirushi travel mug. It’s larger than the others, but closes tightly, so you can toss it in a bag when full. It’s also useful for transporting hot water which is good because several friends tell me you shouldn’t drink the hot water served to you on
The Minimalist Design
I have the Frank Green 8oz travel mug in white and taupe, and people often ask me if it’s a portable speaker or a Google Home. That’s because this particular mug brand follows the same design canons as many other trendy products on the market. It’ll fit right in with a minimalist’s design aesthetic.
Otherwise, it’s a fantastic travel mug. They come in plastic or stainless steel and you can choose the combination of