Are you addicted to your morning cup of coffee? Well, most of us are. And most of us are busy as well, which means we hardly have time to sit and enjoy our steaming mug of flavourful coffee. More often than not, we are chugging down our dose of caffeine while on the go. Keeping aside the “me time” that we are missing out on, there is another negative that comes from this lifestyle of ours – using more and more disposable paper/plastic cups.
Yes, when we’re getting our coffee for the road from a coffee shop, we are also bringing along a disposable paper cup that probably has a plastic lid. If you alone have been buying at least two cups of coffee daily, imagine how much plastic we are all throwing into the ocean collectively.
What’s an eco-friendly solution to this? It’s simple. Get your own reusable coffee cup that you can carry around. If you haven’t found the right one yet, here are the top seven recommendations from our end:
1. Frank Green Reusable CUP
If you are one of those people who like everything trendy and colourful, the Frank Green Reusable Cup is made just for you. This bespoke range of reusable coffee cups was released in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2020 by Frank Green in partnership with Clothing The Gaps. The designs on the cup are inspired by the cultures and traditions of Australia’s past, celebrating the achievements of First Nations people.
The 10 oz (295 ml) cup has a ceramic inner layer and a stainless-steel outer layer. The triple-walled and vacuum insulated cups provide excellent temperature control to keep your beverages hot or cold, whichever way you like them. The cups are BPA free, FDA and EU approved safe materials, unbreakable and fit any standard cup holders.
You can also get a reusable Frank Green ceramic bottle to go with it.
2. Porter Green Urbb cups
The stylish Porter Green Urbb cups are made of biodegradable materials consisting of bamboo fibre, resin and corn starch. The look and feel of the cups are very casual. They look very similar to your usual throwaway cups and are equally light, but the biggest perk is that you can use them again and again.
These cups are not insulated or double-walled, though, which means you’ll have to drink your coffee while it’s still hot.
3. Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler
This is one of the best heat-retaining reusable coffee cups you will come across. The Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler has a stainless-steel body with a plastic lid. We would love it more if it didn’t use any plastic at all, but since it’s reusable, it’s still better than the throwaway cups you would otherwise use.
A few cons, however, that you might experience with this cup are that it is not sealable and maybe a bit too large for daily use.
4. KeepCup Brew
KeepCup is one of the brands that pioneered the reusable cup revolution. The KeepCup brew is different from others on the list because of its beautiful transparent glass body. It is made of tempered glass that prevents breakage. It also has a cork band so you can hold your coffee when it’s hot.
The KeepCup has a press-fit, spill-proof lid. But it is not 100% leakproof, and once again, it is not insulated or double-walled, so keeping your coffee warm may be a problem.
The KeepCup comes in a wide range of sizes and colours to meet everyone’s tastes.
5. Avanti Go Cup Double Wall Travel Cup
Beautiful design and eye-catching colours are the USP of the Avanti Go cups. These reusable cups are made of insulated stainless steel. Despite having a metallic body, the cup doesn’t get hot on the outside, which means the double-layered wall is quite effective.
The lid twists onto an internal thread making the cup spill-proof. Certain parts of the cup may, however, wear out if you don’t take care when washing. Like the gorgeous prints on the cups may fade if you wash them too often.
6. STOJO Collapsible cups
How about a cup you can carry around in your pocket when you don’t use it? The STOJO collapsible cup lets you do just that. These reusable cups, made of food-grade, recyclable materials, are very convenient to use. The collapsible cup easily fits into your backpack or handbag when not in use. The leak proof lid does not let any of the left-over beverage spills out when you collapse the cup.
The cup is not insulated, though, so it won’t retain the heat in your coffee.
7. Eva Solo To Go Cup
Eva Solo is a luxury kitchenware brand that uses Danish design to bring you high-quality and highly functional products that also look stunning. This reusable, portable coffee cup is made of brushed stainless steel and has a BPA free spout. The design looks and feels luxurious in every way.
It keeps your drink hot or cold for up to 6 hours.
Though a winner in every way, the Eva Solo To Go Cup costs much more than any of the other reusable cups listed here. So you might want to give it a thought before investing in it.
If you’ve made your choice, let’s switch to an environmentally conscious way of drinking our daily cup of coffee right away.