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Best reusable coffee cups

Published: July 5, 2022 at 10:36 am
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Whether you're trying to reduce single-use items or aiming for a zero-waste lifestyle, having reusables is essential. We've found the best reusable coffee cups that are leakproof, stylish and easy to use

Looking for the best reusable coffee cups? Want a handy, stylish travel mug? Here's our round-up of the best coffee cups from ceramic travel mugs to stainless steel coffee cups, to help do your bit for the environment and cut down on waste.

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To make the perfect cup of coffee at home, read coffee expert Celeste Wong's guide to perfecting moka pot coffee, then check out how to brew pour-over coffee, how to use an aeropress and how to use a French press. Looking for artisan beans to make your coffee? Try Celeste’s tried-and-tested list of the best coffee subscriptions, and take a look at our round-up of coffee machines to try at home for a barista-like experience.


Best reusable coffee cups at a glance


Best reusable coffee cups

TOPL cup, 12oz

TOPL's spill-safe technology positions this cup above many of the reusable cups we’ve come across – the ‘smart’ lid regulates flow so you can sip and stroll minus splashes, plus its moulded lip gives the drinking experience of an open ceramic mug. There's also the option to personalise your cup for an extra £10.

£29, toplcup.com

12oz TOPL cup in stone grey

Chilled indigo life store reusable coffee cup, 12oz

Made from discarded coffee grounds, this lightweight cup boasts a stylish earthy colour and makes a great accessory for design-led coffee lovers. The dark outer shell is made using coffee grounds, beechwood fibres, and other renewable resources. The robust cup is dishwasher-safe, plus the thick grippy matte exterior means you won't burn your fingers when it's filled with hot drinks.

£22.95, notonthehighstreet.com


Grind bamboo reusable coffee cup, 12oz

Grind's reusable coffee cup with a black silicone lid and holder is the same size as the large takeaway cups the coffee company uses in all its London locations. Made from organically sourced bamboo in its signature pink shade, it's completely compostable and biodegradable, so you can sip in sustainable style.

£8, grind.co.uk

Grind's pastel pink reusable coffee cup

SoL reusable coffee cup, 16oz

SoL’s on-the-go coffee cup holds up to an impressive 474ml of coffee, with the cup crafted from 100% hand-blown glass and a thermal, chemical-free silicone sleeve and lid. It's lightweight and has a modern, stylish look, plus you can use it in the microwave and dishwasher.

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£20, solcups.co.uk

Studio shot of the SoL reusable coffee cup, 16oz

Huski Home rice husk travel cup, 500ml

Weaning yourself off takeaway cups? Huski’s 500ml eco-friendly travel cup offers a sustainable way of drinking your coffee on-the-go, with material made from recycled rice husk and a completely leakproof flip top lid. It's a brilliant option for those on a budget, too.

£9.99, lakeland.com

Huski Home Rice Husk Travel Cup

KeepCup brew cork coffee cup, 12oz

This simple, functional cup is made from durable tempered soda lime glass, with a protective recycled cork band. Even with piping-hot coffee inside it was easy to hold and retained heat well. The sipping lid was a little fiddlier than other brands we tried.

£24, uk.keepcup.com

Brew cork almond

Bodum travel mug, 120z

If you’re looking to upgrade from your current vacuum-insulated cup, Bodum’s practical travel mug is a quality pick for transporting hot drinks. Made of high-quality stainless steel, plastic, rubber and silicone, it features an insulated double-wall system and an exterior which stays cool when the contents are piping hot.

£28, bodum.com

Bodum travel mug

Emma Bridgewater bumblebee rice husk travel cup, 400ml

This rice husk travel cup will perk up your morning commute with its charming bumblebee design, brought to you by designer Emma Bridgewater. It keeps drinks warm and is dishwasher safe, making it a practical purchase.

£10.50, emmabridgewater.com

Bumblebee Emma Bridgewater travel cup

Circular&Co reusable coffee cup, 12oz

This stylish and affordable model is the world's first 100% leakproof reusable cup made from used single-use paper cups. Designed for 10 years of use, Circular&Co reusable coffee cup is 100% recyclable with a nifty open-and-close button and 360° rim to drink from. It keeps your drink hot or cold for 60-90 minutes.

£14.95, circularandco.com

Black and mustard rCup

Chilly's series 2 double-wall insulated travel coffee cup, 340ml

Chilly's stylish coffee cup keeps coffee hot for up to four hours (or smoothies and chilled drinks cold for up to six hours) on your home office desk or morning commute. Using advanced double-wall vacuum technology, the cup is made of powder-coated high-grade stainless steel to keep drinks at the right temperature for longer and to preserve the flavour and freshness of its contents.

The cup comes with a rotating lock mechanism and a non-slip silicone base that creates a very tight seal; this prevents leaks, but it's not fully leakproof at very high temperatures or if the cup is fully inverted or shaken.

£30, johnlewis.com


Thermos guardian stainless steel travel mug, 530ml

Swap single-use cups for this understated travel mug, featuring an integrated mug handle with a soft touch grip. Perfect for coffee drinkers on the go, this 530ml travel mug is made from stainless steel and comes vacuum-insulated with an easy to use slide lock lid, keeping cold for 14 hours and hot for 5 hours.

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£25, argos.co.uk

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