Brenna Miles | Aug 31, 2023

What Travel Mug Keeps Coffee Hot the Longest?

Picture it: You wake up on a busy Monday and make yourself a delicious hot mug of coffee. Around 30 minutes later, you take another sip and realize your once toasty coffee is now cool. You yawn, realizing there’s no time in your crazy morning to make another. Bummer.

Sure, cold coffee is delicious, but only when it’s made that way on purpose (iced latte, anyone?). When your day calls for hot coffee, you need a mug that keeps your liquid gold at the optimum temperature for hours.

Luckily, you’re in the right place. Below, we dive into everything about travel mugs and give you our top mug picks for keeping your coffee perfectly warm.

Table of Contents

  • How Do Travel Mugs Keep Coffee Hot?

  • What to Look for in a Coffee Travel Mug

  • Top 3 Travel Mug Picks

How Do Travel Mugs Keep Coffee Hot?

First things first, it’s important to understand how travel mugs work. Travel mugs keep your coffee hot (and other liquids ice-cold) using vacuum insulation.

Your favorite travel mug includes insulating layers between the inside and outside of the tumbler. This prevents heat from escaping your mug by trapping it inside, keeping your fresh-brewed coffee warm.

We talk more about insulation below. But, just know that the more insulation a mug has, the better it will retain a liquid’s temperature. For example, triple-insulated mugs (like those from BrüMate) will retain temperature better than those that are only double or single-insulated.

Can I Improve How Long My Mug Keeps My Coffee Hot?

While buying a travel mug with more insulation is your best bet, you may be able to improve how long your coffee stays hot with a couple of methods:

  • Preheat your mug: Boil some water and pour it into the mug. Then, let it sit for a few minutes. After that, pour out the water and pour in your coffee. By doing this, you avoid pouring your hot coffee into a cold mug.

  • Keep the lid closed: Make sure you’re fully closing the lid of your mug when you’re not sipping. This helps your mug retain the temperature of your coffee.

What to Look for in a Coffee Travel Mug

There are so many travel coffee mugs out there. A quick search on Amazon will have you scrolling for hours. So, how do you choose a good travel mug for your favorite bean juice? There are five key elements to look for:

  1. Triple insulation: Three layers of insulation for the win! Triple-insulated stainless steel is the best when it comes to retaining heat.

  2. Leakproof design: Hot coffee belongs in your mug, not your car seats or down your shirt. Look for a mug that features a leakproof design. For example, many BrüMate coffee mugs feature our BevLock™ locking lid which prevents dribbles and drips.

  3. Cupholder-friendliness: Sorry not sorry—a travel mug isn’t a travel mug unless it’s cupholder-friendly. This helps you prevent nasty car spills and makes it easier to sip your coffee as you commute.

  4. Non-slip base: Is there anything worse than coffee spilling across your keyboard and desk? A non-slip base can help prevent these frustrating moments.

  5. Unique colors and designs: Your travel mug should fit your lifestyle. After all, you’re gonna be carrying it with you everywhere! Find a mug that features a color or design that screams you. BrüMate mugs come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and designs, so you’re sure to find something to fit your aesthetic.

Top 3 Travel Mug Picks

To find all of your above must-have features, you don’t have to go too far. BrüMate travel mugs have all of that and more. Let’s dive into three of our top picks for insulated travel mugs that will keep your coffee hot for hours on end.

#1. Toddy XL

Go big or go home. The Toddy XL is a whopping 32oz tumbler that will hold all the coffee you could need throughout the day.

The Toddy XL features BevGuard™ insulation, which means it will keep your coffee hot for up to six hours (and water or other cold beverages icy for 24+ hours). It also features a leakproof lid, non-slip base, and easy-carrying handle.

Is the Toddy XL a little too big for your needs? You can also choose from the Toddy 16oz, which is reminiscent of your favorite standard coffee mug, or the Toddy 22oz, which is another fan favorite.

#2. Nav 22oz

The Nav 22oz is another favorite that graces our list of best-selling mugs. The Nav 22oz will keep your coffee hot for up to four hours - perfect for ensuring your morning brew stays warm until you pour your afternoon brew.

This tumbler is completely leakproof and cupholder-friendly. Plus, our customers love the Nav for its grippable size without the handle. You can also choose our Nav Mini (12oz) which is perfect for espresso, or Nav XL (32oz) for larger handleless sips. There’s no shame in grabbing the whole series collection, too.

#3. The Pour Over

What if we told you that you could have a travel mug that not only holds your coffee but can brew it too? The Pour Over does just that. It’s a revolutionary travel mug that features a single-cup pour over maker built right in.

This tumbler holds up to 16oz of coffee once it’s made and will keep it hot for up to six hours. With the included 100% leakproof lid, you can rest assured that your coffee is snug within your mug, and looks sleek and stylish too. The Pour Over helps you make the perfect pour over at home or is often a great solution when camping outdoors or when on the go.

Keep Your Coffee Toasty for Hours With BrüMate

If hot coffee is your brew of choice, then you deserve to enjoy it the way you like it. With BrüMate travel mugs, you can do just that. To find the perfect Brü for you, check out our best sellers today!

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