With rising concerns about single-use plastic, many cafes are switching to reusable takeaway cups. However, most of these cups are designed for hot drinks and can’t be filled with ice. To cut down on waste and provide a better takeaway option for their customers, US-based coffee chain Blue Bottle created this fully insulated glass cup, with a press-fit lid that’s easy to use one-handed and splash-proof. The fully tempered soda lime glass is sturdy, but not unbreakable—accidental hits and sudden temperature changes could cause it to crack.
As well as the insulated nature of this cup, we love that it’s completely BPA-free and comes with a reusable plastic straw, to help you avoid using more single-use plastic. Plus, it’s made with PET (polyethylene terephthalate) which is a type of plastic that has a lower carbon footprint than other types.
Another bonus of this cup is that it’s available in three sizes, to suit your needs. Its rim is curved to make it easier to grip. Its lid is also easy to open and close, with a flip-up trigger that allows you to sip without lifting the entire lid off—which makes it ideal for on-the-go.
This cup is dishwasher-safe and comes in black, white or grey—plus you can customize it with a monogram or name for a personal touch. If you’re looking for a gift for an iced coffee lover, it’s a no-fail option that’ll look great in their handbag or on the kitchen counter.
The double-wall vacuum insulation of this stainless steel mug will keep your drink at the desired temperature, hot or cold, for hours. It’s on the more expensive side but highly rated by customers, who praise its durability and that it fits in most car cupholders. The lid is also easy to open and close, thanks to a magnetic MagSlider mechanism. To clean it, remove the rubber gasket and rinse the cup with hot or warm water and mild detergent. You can also hand wash the lid with a bit of dishwashing liquid and a sponge, or pop it in the top-rack of your dishwasher. A double-wall, vacuum insulated mug like this is also a great option for keeping your drinks hydrated on long hiking or camping trips. It’ll also hold a fair amount of water and can even be used to store soup or yoghurt. This insulated cup has been tested and certified to ASTM International standards for drinking-ware. It’s made of BPA-free, phthalate-free and lead-free materials and meets FDA and European Union safety standards. You can choose from a wide range of sizes, including two-day and 30-ounce bottles. It’s also dishwasher-safe and comes in a variety of colors including high tide, matte black and blush. The ceramic-coated interior helps to prevent metallic flavors. It can be personalized with a name or nickname for a special touch. iced coffee cups with lids