Recommend me a travel coffee cup

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BelfastSmile Sun 26-Nov-17 13:10:33

Ok, inspired by the "We're consuming too much" thread over in Chat(? AIBU? Somewhere) I've decided to ask for an eco travel cup thingy for Christmas.

I need recommendations for a good one, preferably available from somewhere other than Amazon.

So, I want to make my tea in the morning, and be able to carry it about, still warm, until the afternoon. Needs to be non-spill.

Not sure whether to go for bamboo (needing replaced after a couple of years, but biodegradable/sustainable), metal (presumably lasts indefinitely) or plastic (I assume this is the least good option).

Friend who'll buy me it generally spends £10-15, so within that if possible.


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0ellenbrody0 Sun 26-Nov-17 13:14:04

Bodum travel cup, from Amazon or John Lewis (as well as other places I assume) - they're the bees knees. I use mine every day. You can also get a plunger top so you can make ground coffee in it like a mini cafetière.

BelfastSmile Sun 26-Nov-17 13:25:13

Looks good! We don't have John Lewis here, but I've seen Bodum in a local garden centre, I think, so I'm sure it'll be findable locally.

Other suggestions still welcome!

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JollyGiraffe Sun 26-Nov-17 13:29:55


I have 2- a plastic one and a glass/cork one.

You can pick your own colour combinations for the plastic one. They're great!

flibbertigibbety Sun 26-Nov-17 13:32:33

A bit above the budget, but the Kleen Kanteen ones are meant to be amazing! I'm just waiting for mine to arrive so can't give a personal recommendation yet but they apparently are totally spill proof and keep drinks hot for hours! I've ordered from Babipur

Ttbb Sun 26-Nov-17 13:32:55

T2 has an excellent selection of thermases specifically designed for tea. Everything from simple coffe cup style set us to ones with built in mesh cages for tea leaves or even matcha whisks. The tea is heavenly too!

BewareOfTheToddler Sun 26-Nov-17 13:35:53

I have an eCoffee Cup, which is my favourite thing ever! Mine is a really pretty one from William Morris Gallery in London but you can get them elsewhere and they're within your price range. Just watch the little thing at the top that seals the holes, I lost mine early on.

This is the kind of thing I mean, but they're available in loads of designs and also on eBay for under £10 (I think mine was about £13).


DameFanny Sun 26-Nov-17 13:41:39

I'm very annoyed to have to make this recommendation, but for keeping things warm and not spilling I'm afraid the 10oz metal travel mug from Starbucks can't be beaten.

Have a couple of keep cups, nice but don't insulate well. Got one of the posh glass ones, doesn't insulate, looks pretty though. Tried a bodum, costs more than Starbucks and doesn't fasten quite as well.

PurplePillowCase Sun 26-Nov-17 13:44:33

what about going for a thermos instead?
I have one from tiger. very slim but wide(ish) neck.
coffee shops have so far not objected to it.

Glamourgates Sun 26-Nov-17 14:08:27

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Nanasueathome Sun 26-Nov-17 14:12:51

Contigo have been recommended on other threads

Runlovingmummy81 Sun 26-Nov-17 14:16:09

Keep cup look good. I was looking at their website just the other day!

CMOTDibbler Sun 26-Nov-17 14:18:58

Contigo are the only cup I have ever had which I can throw in my handbag and won't leak.
Tea without milk made at 8am will still be proper hot at 12

The body is steel, and though the lid is plastic, you can buy replacement lids and parts

BikeRunSki Sun 26-Nov-17 14:27:41

I really like my Contigo mug, £10 from Asda.

LovingKent Sun 26-Nov-17 16:36:28

I have a Contigo and would really recommend it. Has never leaked. Tea made at 7:30 still warm at 12:30 (I make mine with milk but if you drank it black would probably still be hot then).

cantthinkattheminute Sun 26-Nov-17 17:03:17

Kleen kanteen, from babipur, best travel mug ever. Have burnt my mouth 4 hours after making coffee as it stayed so warm. Maybe slightly above your budget but the best every and no leaks.

TheFifthKey Sun 26-Nov-17 17:05:55

Love my Contigo. Never spills, puts up with being very battered about, and stuff stays hot for hours. I hesitated because it seemed expensive but it was very worth it.

curlylocks101 Sun 26-Nov-17 17:07:42

Another vote for Bodum. Tough, doesn’t spill and £12 in TK Max!

BeeFarseer Sun 26-Nov-17 17:09:36

Contigo all the way. They are metal, with plastic lids, but I can't see myself every needing to buy another one in my lifetime, it's that well made.

LinzerTorte Sun 26-Nov-17 18:18:50

I have a Kooyi; it keeps drinks hot for ages, but I find it a bit awkward to drink out of so wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

I've only ever heard good things about Klean Kanteen OTOH; you can also get them from &Keep - and I've just seen that they have 20% off everything until tomorrow night.

BelfastSmile Sun 26-Nov-17 19:34:40

Thanks everyone! I've passed all this on to my friend, so she can see what's easiest to get from those options!

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Millybingbong Tue 28-Nov-17 17:57:27

Another one lowering the tone but I absolutely love my Costa metal one. Perfect for the car drink holders
, stays shut and keeps it hot.

Bonus if it has a Costa hot choc with marshmallows in!

FourOnTheHill Thu 11-Jan-18 19:07:03


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