Some say that the best thing you can do to start the day off right is to make your bed, but true sages know the day’s success lies in one’s caffeine fix. Whether you prefer coffee, espresso, or tea, picking your poison is only one half of the equation. You also need the perfect mug—after all, it’s one of the first things you see in the morning! (Or the last thing you’ll see at night, if you like a cup of calming tea before bed).
Here, we’ve rounded up the best coffee mugs to help you elevate your coffee, tea, or cocoa ritual to something truly special.
Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics Handmade Color Drip Mug
As if your daily coffee or tea didn't already brighten your morning, these mugs will add a little extra happiness to your day. Handcrafted of recycled porcelain clay, the durable mugs are both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Available in four colors—salmon, yellow, blue, and green—you can purchase each individually or as a set of four, which includes one of each color.
Yowie Cobalt Colorblocked Mug
You'll feel anything but blue with this enamelware mug by Yowie. Made in an electric cobalt blue, the mug features a pink rim and green-yellow interior that'll add the perfect pop of color to your morning. The best part? The mug is dishwasher safe so you can take care of it with ease. Each mug is sold individually, but thanks to a wallet-friendly price point you can buy a set that best fits your coffee habits, too.
Clare V. for Anthropologie Maisonette Mug
They say Paris is always a good idea but getting there every morning may not be realistic. To help, give this Anthropologie mug a try. Designed in collaboration with Clare Vivier, the cheery yellow mug features the French phrase "oui"—all that's missing is a croissant.
If yellow isn't your style, the mug is also available in a blush color with a set of red lips. Can't decide? Thanks to the wallet-friendly price point, you can get both and create a set.
HAY Borosilicate Mug, Set of 2
They say that two is better than one and this HAY set is proof of just that. Available in four colors—light grey/pink, amber, pink, and pink/white—the mugs are made of colored borosilicate glass and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
East Fork The Mug
For a truly unique mug, consider this style by East Fork. Handmade in Asheville, North Carolina, each mug will slightly differ from another so you'll have a one-of-a-kind piece.
Available in four colors—amaro, panna cotta, eggshell, and morel—each mug can easily hold 10 ounces of coffee, but 12 ounces to the brim if you're having a tough morning. They're dishwasher and microwave safe, too, so they'll stay in good condition for years to come.
Recreation Center Primary Grid Mug
When it comes to this mug, there's more than what meets the eye. In addition to a checked pattern and cheery yellow handle, it also features a vibrant interior in either glossy red or a matte, cobalt blue that brightens up every sip.
Hawkins New York Terra Mug
Handcrafted in Portugal, these earthy mugs are fired at a high temperature to achieve their unique, naturally deep-colored finish. They feature a matte exterior and a glazed inside for an artisanal look—but they're both microwave and dishwasher-safe, as well.
OHOM Kopi Mug & Warmer Set
With this set, your first cup of coffee is guaranteed to make it through a hectic morning in one piece. Just set up the charger, place your matching mug on top and voila: your cup is at the perfect temperature at all times. In between sips you can even use the charger for your phone, so both you and your cell are always at 100 per cent.
Year & Day Mugs
If you’re looking to achieve a sophisticated style on a budget, these Japanese-inspired ceramics from Year & Day won’t disappoint. They offer a set of four modern, minimalist mugs in a few different solid, matte colors, at least one of which is sure to complement your current dishware.
Hudson Wilder Lotta White Jade Handle Coffee/Tea Cup
Don't let the minimal design of this mug fool you. The handblown cup is made of borosilicate glass, meaning it's resistant to thermal shock and can support both hot and cold beverages without shattering.
Earth + Element Pink Mug
Earth + Element mugs exude a rustic, dappled, earthy charm, which is fittingly matched by the company’s commitment to the environment. Their goods are exclusively packaged in biodegradable or recyclable materials, and their care instructions arrive on a packet of wildflower seeds. (Just be sure you’re planting species native to your area!)