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Five coffee mugs in a row

Best coffee mugs

Published: June 23, 2021 at 9:58 am

Expand your coffee mug collection with our round-up of the best coffee mugs – they'll make every cappuccino, cortado or flat white feel extra-special

We’ve gathered the best coffee mugs to add to your collection or gift the coffee lover in your life, from hand-painted mugs with quirky designs, to handmade earthenware mugs, pottery mugs and more.


Looking for a coffee-based gift? Take a look at our best coffee gifts, espresso cups or celebrate with a smooth coffee cocktail. Or, make our chocolate mug cake. If you're looking to upgrade your home coffee experience, perhaps it is time to invest in a coffee machine: our guides to the best bean-to cup coffee machines or best espresso machines are here to help.

Best coffee mugs

Donna Wilson Kaleido mug, £31, Amara

Designer Donna Wilson’s hand-painted stoneware mug, with soft colours and abstract shapes, makes the perfect accompaniment for your morning coffee break or afternoon tea.

A pink and blue spotty mug

Jada turquoise ceramic mug, £16, Oliver Bonas

Enjoy your cuppa in style with this angular ceramic mug in a sky-blue reactive glaze. Complete with a large handle and gold foil rim, the glaze reacts with the heat when fired in the kiln, giving each mug its own unique colour finish.

A turquoise mug

Fortnum's coffee mug, Eau de Nil, £30, Fortnum & Mason

Every sip of coffee will taste opulent when served in Fortnum’s coffee mug, sporting its signature Eau de Nil hue with an 18-carat gold fish-scale pattern. Made in England exclusively for Fortnum & Mason, each mug is crafted from fine bone china, making every cappuccino, americano or flat white feel extra-special.

Fortnum and Mason green coffee mug

Hanthrown fairtrade pottery coffee cup, £11, Etsy

Enjoy every last sip of coffee with this rustic-looking ceramic mug, hand-thrown by a master potter and hand-glazed in a traditional kiln to give extra depth of colour. Finished with a smooth lip at the top, it’s the perfect size for a latte, cappuccino or Italian-style lungo, and would also make a lovely gift for a fellow coffee drinker.

Light blue pottery mug with a smooth lip at the top

Rich Pickings fruit and vegetable mug, £14, Anna Wright

Brighten your mornings with this charming china mug, adorned with hand-painted fruit and veg illustrations and a handwritten 'Rich Pickings' motif on the inside of the lip. You'll spot two hand-decorated strawberries inside on the base, so there’s a small surprise for guests when finishing their cup.

A white china mug with fruit and veg illustrations

Yellow coffee cup with gold handle, £14.95, Graham and Green

This mustard-yellow porcelain mug, with a rumpled effect and luxe accents, will make sipping on your favourite coffee feel extra-decadent. It's also available in grey, mint or pink – perfect for building a collection.

Yellow coffee cup with gold handle

Tutti fruit mug, £12 Anthropologie

Your cup of coffee will taste extra-sweet with this fruity ceramic mug adorned with a pretty hand-painted cherry design. If you like the look of this mug, there’s always the option to expand your collection with the lemon design, too.

A coffee mug with a cherry decoration

Large handmade earthenware dot mug, £24.50, Trouva

Large enough to dip your biggest biscuit in, enjoy a cup of coffee or two in this handmade earthenware mug with a bright-yellow dot design. The large handle gives a good grip, perfect for carrying between rooms or handing over to friends.

A large white mug with yellow dot

'You Got This' mug, £2.50, Wilko

Add a fun touch to your kitchen with Wilko’s cheap and cheerful mug, a great accompaniment to breakfast and a welcome morning mood-booster.

Pink mug featuring 'you got this' logo

Octopus mug, £6, M&S

Bring a nautical vibe to your morning coffee with this quirky octopus mug from M&S. Made from stoneware and hand-finished with glaze, this deep blue mug is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your collection and looks great in any space.

A dark blue mug featuring an octopus

Floral mug, £4, John Lewis & Partners

For an everyday coffee mug that's you can drink from all day long, check out this low-cost mug from John & Lewis. With its sunny watercolour-style flowers, calming hues and delicate handle, it's sure to add a touch of elegance to your coffee collection.

John Lewis mug with floral pattern

Want to learn about becoming an expert at-home barista? Read our guides here:

Celeste Wong's guide to becoming an overnight coffee expert
Celeste Wong's guide on how to make iced coffee
Celeste Wong's best moka pots
Celeste Wong's best coffee grinders
Celeste Wong's best gooseneck kettles to try
Celeste Wong's best decaf coffee to try
Celeste Wong's best reusable and compostable espresso pods
Celeste Wong's best coffee beans to try
Celeste Wong's best cafetières to buy
Celeste Wong's best coffee bags
Best coffee pod machines
Best espresso machines


For coffee gifts and accessory guides, read on:

Best coffee gifts
Best coffee subscriptions
Best coffee gadgets and accessories
Best Nespresso machines

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