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Best Reusable Coffee Cups

Ditch single use coffee cups and do your bit for the environment. Nine of the best reusable coffee cups that are worth investing in right now.

After saying no to plastic straws in your drinks and ditching plastic shopping bags, one of the easiest ‘green switches’ you can make when out and about is to quit your takeaway coffee habit. Well the takeaway cup at least.

EASIEST GREEN SWITCH



2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are thrown away in the UK each year (2018 Environmental Audit Committee Report) – all destined for landfill. It’s a simple switch that’s consumer savvy too, as many cafes now offer up to 50p off if you bring your own cup. Opt for a thermos cup and you could save even more money by bringing your coffee from home.

READ REVIEWS



If you’re a first-time buyer, here are some things to consider: read reviews and check the design is 100% leakproof; there is nothing more frustrating than half your morning espresso ending up in your lap and will guarantee that your new green switch doesn’t stick. Check the size, it is too big/small for your favourite beverage?

COMFORTABLE TO HOLD



If you’re a Venti fan, make sure your reusable cup is up to the job. Check it has heat protection, is comfortable to hold and is dishwasher safe – it needs to be effortless to use else you’ll soon give up your new eco habit.

STYLISH TOO



Here are some of the most efficient – and stylish – from around the web; our edit of reusable coffee cups when you're on the go.

Adrian Knott Artist Series Cup

Add a little art to your daily brew with this limited-edition Adrian Knott Artist Cup from Joco. The only glass reusable cup in our edit, it’s a great tactile design that feels anything but disposable. The ergonomic lid makes it a dream to drink from and leak-proof too. A great stylish cup to carry with pride. Trouva, £24.99

Smartcup

Made from recycled plastic, Aussie brand Frank Green are forging ahead with the next generation of ‘smart cup’. The insulated outer is complete customisable, choose your colour combo, download the app and with the in-built chip in the lid you can pay for your cuppa with your cup. Genius. Frank Green £19.99

Poppy William Morris

The perfect marriage of old and new – ecoffee cup have launched the Poppy cup from iconic print maker, William Morris. It has a ribbed band, smartly emblazoned with his monogram for non-slip sipping and an easy-close lid for safe travels. Who said functionality couldn’t be beautiful? E-Coffee Cup, £11.95

Stojo Collapsible Pocket Cup

Unlike bulky travel mugs, the Stojo collapsible cup is small enough to fit into your coat pocket; perfect for commuters or those travelling light who don’t want to compromise on their eco credentials. This space-saving cup doubles as a leakproof dish when collapsed too, a nifty bit of kit that makes taking the eco option a doddle. Oliver Bonas, £10

Amstel Tiny Garden

This cute, geometric botanical print will brighten up your morning cuppa for sure. The perfect size for a morning cappuccino, it’s made from bamboo and is BPA free; a great ‘green’ option – literally. And there's no plastic after taste either. E-Coffee Cup, £10.95

Wide Mouth 16oz with flip

If you’re looking to super-size your cuppa, this is the biggest in our edit. Insulated, so great for hot or cold drinks, the wide-mouth design makes it great for soups, too. The incorporated handle makes it easy-to-carry, great for all day sipping. Cotswold Outdoor, £22

Mrs Mills

Small but perfectly formed, this e-coffee cup is perfect if you like your coffee short and strong. Made from bamboo fibre, with a no-drip silicone lid, it’s a great price point if you’re stocking up for the office and home. E-Coffee Cup, £7.95

Reflect

You can never start them too young; the Reflect 7oz cup from KeepCup is the perfect dinky reusable for babycino lovers. An easy drink lid with clip closure and 100% dishwasher proof, it proves the small can be mighty, too. KeepCup, £7

Travel Mug

Tall and sleek in stainless steel with smart ergonomic silicone heat-resistant grip, this travel mug is insulated to keep your drink hotter, longer. Great for early starts or long commutes. Meaning you can go straight from cafetiere to cup. Bodum, £25