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Don’t let your morning be ruined by a faulty coffee thermos, whether that’s sipping lukewarm java on the train or opening your bag to find a coffee-soaked computer. The first thing a coffee thermos has to do is keep coffee hot or cold, as you like. The best thermoses are easy to open and pour, don’t spill, and are lightweight enough to carry around.
With countless models available, we tested more than 20 coffee thermoses to find the best for all needs. Our top pick is the Zojirushi Stainless Mug which has excellent heat retention and a spill-proof lid. If you’re a little rougher on your belongings, the Yeti Rambler Bottle with HotShot Cap is double walled to hold temperature and survive anything you throw at it.
Our top picks for coffee thermoses
Best overall: Zojirushi SM-WR – See at Amazon
Zojirushi’s SM-WR thermos is lightweight, spill-proof, and easy to clean (though isn’t dishwasher-safe).
Best leakproof: Stanley Classic Trigger-Action – See at Amazon
The Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug automatically reseals so you won’t have to worry about whether you remembered to close it.
Best indestructible: Yeti Rambler Bottle and HotShot Cap – See at Amazon
Made from stainless steel and incorporating double-walled, vacuum insulation, the Rambler keeps drinks hot or cold for several hours at a time and holds up to wear and tear.
Best with a carry loop: Hydro Flask Coffee with Flex Sip Lid – See at Hydro Flask
Lightweight with a slim and sturdy loop, the Hydro Flask is perfect for attaching to your bag so you never leave it behind.
Best large capacity: Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle – See at Stanley
Available in 1.5- and 2-quart capacities, Stanley’s Classic Legendary thermos lets you bring enough to share.
Best self-heating: Ember Travel Mug 2 – See at Amazon
Keep your beverage just the right temperature for hours with the Ember Travel Mug 2.
Best with a built-in French press: Espro P1 – See at Amazon
The travel-friendly Espro Travel Coffee Press lets you brew your coffee on the go.