The Best Insulated Desk Coffee Mugs

Here on I like to help people find exactly the perfect mug for them. For a lot of people who are looking for a wide bottom mug they are simply looking for a good insulated desk mug – something that’s just not a tall skinny tumbler.

On this page I wanted to showcase a few additional “Related” products. These are insulated desk mugs. They are designed to keep your coffee hot just like insulated travel mugs or tumblers but they are wider and typically shaped like standard coffee cups.

Some may have wide bases (but they don’t have to) but in almost all cases they are easier to use around the house or office and they are far less likely to tip over.

 Contigo Thermo Ceramic 14-Ounce Desk Mug, White Trudeau Board Room Desk Mug, Black Leatherette Trudeau Donoti Desk Mug, Satin Finish Aladdin Senja Desktop 16oz Thermos 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Desk Mug Contigo Autoseal Fulton Stainless Steel Desk Mug, 12-Ounce Copco 2510-1120 Iconic Desk Mug, 16-Ounce, Teal Thermos Stainless Steel, Foam Insulated, 15-Ounce Desk Mug (Blue) MiGo 20oz. Sola Desktop- Teal Mighty Mug (Cream) Aladdin Single Hybrid Stainless Steel Desktop Mug in Assorted Colors – 16 Ounce Thermos 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Desk Mug CorningWare French White 20-Ounce Mug Two 20oz. Foam Insulated Wide Body ThermoServ Mugs 12oz Stainless Steel Stir Mug Liquid Solution Chugg Mug with Threaded Lid (Charcoal, 18-Ounce)

How an Insulated Coffee Mug is Different Than a Travel Mug

Above you’ll see all the featured insulated coffee mugs on this site. There are of course other really high quality insulated mugs available (some of them are cheaper than others) but these are my favorite.

But what’s the difference between these and all of the other travel mugs?

For starters I’ll say that these are the types of coffee mugs I use almost every day at home. I do a lot of my coffee drinking in the morning right when I wake up. I also drink a little bit during the day while I’m working at my desk.

Basically I almost never take my coffee to go with me in the car. Typical travel mugs are shaped to fit in a car cup holder. This makes them tall and skinny with a narrow base. They are frequently called tumblers or travel mugs with handles.

These on the other hands are basically just like a standard coffee cup. They have a lower center of gravity, they don’t fit in car cup holders very well but they are safe to use around a desk because they don’t tip over so easily.

I also find that desk mugs or insulated coffee cups don’t need to have nearly the same amount of thermal retention that a true travel mug needs. After all if you are in the home or at the office you are usually just a few steps away from the coffee pot – why would you need the mug to be really big or be able to hold heat in for most of the day?

Because the thermal insulation technology used in these kinds of mugs is lower their cost tends to be lower too. In my opinion these are the best options for the majority of people who aren’t commuting for long distances or times.

Again, these are my featured insulated coffee mugs, if you want to see some others in various styles then check out the bestsellers page. A lot of my customers do want a travel mug and you’ll find better travel mug options there.