For most, commuting to work is not fun. Before you leave the house in the morning you have to prepare breakfast, get your children ready for school, take a shower, walk the dog, and so on before you have to even think about making the drive to work. That’s why coffee is important—it’s that extra jolt of energy you need to start your day right and accomplish all those extra important things before you start the workday.
That’s why we recommend a travel mug to keep your brew hot during the ride so it can be savored at work or in the car, not gulped down before you race out the door. A quality travel mug is perfect for those who truly love their coffee and prefer a home blend to the other stuff available at stores, fast food places, or work. It effectively insulates and allows you to easily handle and transport your hot beverage safely, even during the frantic commute.
Which brings us to the subject of car spillage. Nothing is worse then a car coffee spill or any spill with milk involved, especially if you don’t have any paper towels or napkins at your disposal for cleanup. In cases like these, the smell can linger and grow worse over time, resulting in funky odors and embarrassing car smells. If this has happened in your car, I’d bet it’s from plastic or Styrofoam cups. A quality travel mug is great for preventing these types of car spills, as they have “leak proof” lids and are sturdy enough to hold their contents even if they go flying.
So, what should you look for when choosing the best coffee travel mug?
The perfect travel mug can really make a difference in your morning. Without it, you may be drinking cold coffee or wiping down the inside of your car. There are many sizes available to choose from, usually 14, 16, and 20 oz, and prices depend on the type you choose.
Opt for something with a “spill-resistant” or “spill proof” cover to ensure no leaking even when your travel mug is dropped, knocked over, or jostled around. It’s also important to find out the diameter base of your travel mug because you want it to fit in your car cup holders. The travel mug should be well-insulated to keep your cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot for hours.
Other then those main features, here are some other signs of a well-designed travel mug: It can be used with one hand—and has a slip-resistant grip.
It’s also easy to clean (with no internal nooks and crevices) that could possibly trap cream, sugar, or other things that spoil easily.
Consider a coffee travel mug with a screw-on lid. These are generally more secure then other models and are also made with thicker plastic or metal to allow better heat preservation.
Investing in a quality travel mug will prevent morning beverage-related hassles—and you won’t have to use your caffeine-superpowers to lunge for wayward or tipping cups with open holes. Your clothing and car will thank you too.