Soma Brew Bottle ($40)
The Reusable Coffee Cup for an Eco-Friendly Fall
Now that straws are out of the picture, it’s time to set our sights on the next wasteful item we could all live without. To-go coffee cups have my vote! They’re unnecessary, often unrecyclable, and produced in staggering amounts. (Starbucks alone serves about 8,000 per minute.)
This fall, let’s all vow to either take a mindful moment with our coffee, tea, and tonic, and enjoy them sitting down, or carry around a reusable cup so they can be taken on-the-go. Here are five that will last you through the season and beyond so you can go forth and sip sustainably. Some are new releases, others are tried-and-true models, but they all have a little something that makes them extra special.
If you’re a wannabe barista: Soma Brew Bottle
If you have an eye for design: Frank Green Reusable Cup
Frank Green is an Aussie brand that’s on a mission to nix single-use bottles. Their reusable cup is sleek and stunning, and you can customize its colors based on your preferences. Its unique design features a push-button up-top and small sipping hole, meant to prevent spilling and keep drinks at a steady temp.
Frank Green 12-oz. SmartCup($29.99)
If you like to sit and enjoy your drink: The YETI rambler mug
YETI 14-oz. Insulated Camp Mug($24.99)
If you’re always on the go: KeepCup Cork Edition
I’ve long been a fan of KeepCup; the 12-ounce glass mug is the perfect size to throw in your bag, plus it’s super light and durable. The cork band (which, by the way, is made from recycled wine corks) is like a built-in cardboard sleeve. It’s the perfect mug to have on hand if you have to run into a coffee shop and get something to go.
KeepCup Fika ($26)
If you like to savor your brew: Hydroflask Insulated Coffee Mug
Hydroflask’s double-walled design keeps drinks hot for up to six hours, according to the company’s website; nine according to my not-at-all scientific studies.
Hydroflask 16-oz. Insulated Coffee Mug ($24.95)