A great coffee travel mug is a necessity when you need to go somewhere with your coffee, tea or hot chocolate. There are a great variety of travel mugs available, but you should consider these tips before your purchase. Coffee mugs designed for travel are usually stainless steel or plastic, but I have seen rather adorable ceramic travel mugs as well. Plastic is by far the cheapest of the three.
Stainless steel coffee mugs may cost more up front they will be the ones who give you more bang for you buck in the long run. Plastic travel mugs break easily and have lower quality insulation properties than other versions.
A stainless steel coffee mug will keep your tea or coffee hot for approximately thirty to sixty minutes. They are also used to keep your drinks cold if that is your desire, but either way you should try to find one that offers double walled insulation. Another benefit is that it is much easier to clean and keep clean than plastic. The plastic version will eventually absorb the unbreakable coffee cups, tea or hot chocolate flavor. This absorption will lead to making all your beverages taste different and then you have to go and buy a new mug anyway!
However, if your preferences is still for a plastic travel cup then try to buy one that comes with a stainless steel inner wall. This might be the best of both worlds because the outside of the mug will not get too hot to hold, the inside will not get tainted with foul tastes, and you can choose from a bunch of colors and designs.
Whether it be a full stainless steel mug or just one that has an inner wall of stainless, it’s clearly the material of choice. But, whatever you choose, remember, keep that coffee hot!