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10 reusable coffee cups that’ll look dead good on your desk

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Chris Sayer
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By now, you’ll have probably learned the hard way that drinking your flat white from a paper cup is pretty much the most family-shaming, reputation-destroying sin you can commit in 2018. An act of enviro-treachery that’ll earn you dagger eyes from every single passer-by, total abandonment from your loved ones, utter social destitution, and worst of all, will see you squander an opportunity to save 50 pence on your coff coff. You monster. You absolute monster.

But really, fair play. We all saw that episode of Blue Planet, where Our One True Lord and Spiritual Saviour Sir David Attenborough (momentarily) convinced us to never again let an item of plastic pass through our hands. But the stats, dear lord the stats, for how many coffee cups we lob in the bin will have you publicly flagellating too. We trash three billion of the things in the UK every year, a whole bunch of which aren’t recyclable, thanks to the polyethylene that makes them waterproof. Oh dear god, you’re right, that’s not just a distinct aroma of Americano you’re fruitlessly trying to scrub from your hands, but the blood of the environment too. 

Luckily, redemption is but a quick click and a credit card dent away. Given how woke we’ve all become to the ecological impact of our three-to-five-a-day caffeine habit, now, more than ever, is the time to invest in a reusable coffee cup. And we’ve found ten of the coolest, best-looking ones your dosh can buy. So take a look, cough up, and go save the planet, one long black at a time…

The extremely hip one

Blue Chip

Blue Chip ‘Coffee Only To Go’ Tumbler

Tokyo-based Blue Chip’s double-walled caffeine vessel is lightweight, drop-proof, and won’t look out of place when paired with your packet-fresh Carhartt chinos and Stan Smiths. £23; goodhoodstore.com

The truly indestructible one

Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen Insulated Wide 16oz

Oh boy, if coffee cup tech is ‘your thing’, prepare to feel the shudder of satisfaction trickle down your spine. This guy’s got a leak-proof ‘Café Cap 2.0’ up top, ‘Climate Lock’ insulation all around it, and the probably very impressive ‘Klean Coat’ finish, which makes it four-times more durable than their previous models. £27.95; kleankanteen.co.uk

The deceptively cheap one

primus

Primus Commuter Mug

Less than a tenner, this one. That’s so cheap you might as well buy a new one every time you get a coffee! Oh no wait that’s the opposite of what this is isn’t it… £9.55; alpinetrek.co.uk

The properly dad one

10 reusable coffee cups that’ll look dead good on your desk

Stanley Recycled Camp Mug

Very ‘yer Da’s garage’. A hero brand, in its hero colour, but made from 100% recycled plastic. At least two thumbs up from us. £12; blacks.co.uk

The fully customisable one

Frank Green SmartCup

Frank Green SmartCup

Designed and made in the epicentre of hipster coffee culture, Australia, get on this site and spend the rest of your working day choosing what colour to make your base, lid and button. Endless, potentially HR-able fun. £19.99; frankgreen.com

The classically designed one

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Ecoffee Cup Blue Nature

Ecoffee Cup Blue Nature

It’s made with sustainable and naturally sterile bamboo fibre, which, as long as it’s not causing the last three pandas on Earth to starve to death, is very OK with us. £9.95; ecoffeecup.eco

The doubly environmental one

Keepcup Sea Shepherd Brew Cork Edition

Keepcup Sea Shepherd Brew Cork Edition

Not only are you vastly reducing your landfill imprint when you buy this classy cork’n’glassy cup, but as it’s a special edition collab with Sea Shepherd, the very very good ocean conservationists, you’ll be helping rescue the sea from one day looking like a giant blue bin, too. Double the good feelings! £19; uk.keepcup.com

The slickly Scandi one

Stelton To Go Click Mug

Stelton To Go Click Mug

Danish homeware trend-setters and one of Scandinavia’s best-known design brands Stelton have made a state-of-the-art doozy here, with 360-degee drinkability like there’s no lid on there at all. £24.95; skandium.com

The all-out adventurer one

Caravan Espro Travelpress

Caravan Espro Travelpress

Not just a cup, but an all-in-one French press too, so you don’t even need to go to the coffee shop to get your fresh brew. Incredible. It’s made in collaboration with brunch and bean kings Caravan Coffee Roasters too, and they absolutely know what’s up when it comes to the brown stuff. £37.50; caravancoffeeroasters.co.uk

The super futuristic one

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Bodum Travel Mug (Copper)

Like getting your caffeine hit from one of C3PO’s body parts. And who doesn’t want that? Not us, buddy! We want that sooo bad! £20; johnlewis.com