Being able to take your tea or coffee on-the-go in a reusable cup is an essential these days, but there are so many different cups on the market - so which one is really the best?
The truth is, there isn't one best cup; it depends on your lifestyle and how you get around.
Here are the ways we think you can get the most out of your reusable coffee cups:
When you want to take a coffee in the car
My top pick for drinking a coffee in the car is the JOCO Cup. I have the Ruby Wine colour in the 12oz size (pictured above) and I love it - it fits a medium cappuccino from my machine at home, or Bean Squeeze. It is easy and comfortable to hold (the silicone band means it never feels too hot), it fits perfectly in my cup holder and is easy to drink from when I'm driving.
The downside is that the lid doesn't seal, so I wouldn't use it if I had to put it in my bag after finishing my coffee, unless I was able to wash it out first.
If I'm getting the train to Melbourne or something, I'll take a coffee in my Frank Green SmartCup. That way, it's easy to seal the lid so it's leak proof once the coffee is finished, and I need to pop the cup in my bag to carry around with me for the rest of the day.
I love the colours available from Frank Green, and also that there are stainless steel options available to keep hot drinks hotter longer - and will also keep cold drinks cool for longer, too!
When you might want a smoothie or juice on-the-go instead of a coffee
Aussie plastic-free powerhouse brand Ever Eco has created a FAB range of reusable cups in different sizes, which have lids that you can use with (or without) a reusable straw. Genius, right? There are currently two sizes to choose from, depending on how big (or small) your preferred drink order is.
They are also made from double walled, insulated stainless steel to keep your drinks hot or cold for longer.
Plus, these beauties are available in a range of lovely colours and are sooo Instagrammable!
Perfect for travel, Stojo Cups are collapsible, so they will fit in your bag or pocket and take up next to no room. They're made from BPA-free silicone and plastic, and are safe for the dishwasher to make cleaning a breeze.
These are a nifty cup to take with you on the plane so you can decline plastic cups for your tea or coffee; they'll take up very little of your carry-on allowance, too. Then, when you've reached your destination, you're set with your reusable cup to take on-the-go.
New-to-market HuskeeCups are seriously innovative - they're made from coffee husks, an organic waste material that’s produced at the milling stage of coffee production. So by purchasing a HuskeeCup, you are helping to recycle hundreds of tonnes of waste material from the production of coffee. Woo hoo!
These are also seriously pocket-friendly, with 3 sizes available and all of them under $20. You have a bit less colour option to choose from; there is the Natural, pictured above, or Charcoal: but these seriously nail the minimalist vibe.
This beauty is the Camino Cup from Made by Fressko; capturing the simplicity of a takeaway coffee cup, with the sustainability of a reusable cup and the practicality of stainless steel, keeping it hot for longer.
Also available in sleek black, these new kids on the block have become popular quickly, with us as well as you.