Unusual coffee mugs you may never have seen before

Everyone loves a good coffee mug, whether it is printed with a funny saying, has a sleek design, or boasts pictures of cute cats. We're suckers for interesting vessels that keep our coffee warm. That’s why we’re rounding up some of the most unusual coffee mugs you might not have seen before. Check out this list and make your morning coffee more than just a way to get through the day.

Unusual coffee mugs you may never have seen before
Ceramic Donut Style Coffee Mug on a Table

Just as fashions change, each era has its mug design. And in recent years, we’ve seen some creative ones like mugs with weird faces, for instance, and a basketball-themed mug with a hoop for tossing mini-marshmallows into your hot chocolate. Unusual coffee mugs capture our attention and put some personality into our hot beverage routines.

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And it’s just getting better and better. Now we are starting to see coffee mug designs that are smarter and minimalist. In the list below, you’ll find an eco-friendly cup that combines both a water bottle and a coffee mug so that you don’t have to choose one over the other when you pack your bag in the morning. There’s also a fun, Homer Simpson–inspired donut cup. That’s the one I want to take to work. So are you ready for some 2020 coffee mug inspiration? Check out the list below.

Goat Story Goat Mug Sling Cup

The Goat Story Goat Mug Sling Cup has a pretty unique design and is sure to appeal to any coffee lover. Each of the eight styles has two straps: one for your wrist and one you can wear across your shoulders. The design is leakproof and excellent for people who like to take their coffee on the go.

Foundry RAMEL C01 Ceramic and Sand Infused Cups

What about a ceramic and sand-infused coffee mug? The Foundry RAMEL C01 Ceramic and Sand Infused Cups are inspired by the shifting dunes. Made from ramel, these usual coffee mugs transform sand into a moldable medium. Best of all, the sand makes this mug a comfortable way to hold hot beverages. Each set comes with four cups.

Swig Spill-Proof Reusable Coffee Cup

Reduce coffee spills with the Swig Spill-Proof Reusable Coffee Cup. The lid has a double leakproof seal and offers an ergonomic drinking motion. The interior is made of glass and provides a premium taste. Also, the cup’s thermal insulated sleeve makes it comfortable to hold. It’s a cute, unusual coffee mug that’s sure to make your coffee hour more comfortable.

Ceramic Donut Style Coffee Mug

Enjoy your coffee in a way that would make Homer Simpson proud with the Ceramic Donut Style Coffee Mug. This unusual coffee mug echoes Homer’s favorite breakfast donut, complete with pink icing and sprinkles. But this playful coffee cup isn’t just for show. It holds over 14 ounces of your favorite drink. It’s also microwave and dishwasher safe.

Ceramic Donut Style Coffee Mug

Ceramic Donut Style Coffee Mug with Donuts

Ember Mug 2 Temperature-Controlled Cup

Can a mug be temperature controlled? You bet it can. The Ember Mug 2 Temperature-Controlled Cup will keep your ideal drink temperature for up to 90 minutes. With the connected app, you set your preferred temperature. And when you leave the mug on its coaster, you can sip warm coffee all day long.

Hitch Water Bottle with Hidden Reusable Cup

The Hitch Water Bottle with Hidden Reusable Cup lets you carry around a bottle and a reusable cup in one gadget. Because it can be a pain to carry both at the same time. Both the cup and the bottle are vacuum insulated, so they offer heat and cold retention. Break your single-use paper cup habit with this eco-friendly cup.


Mugr has a wood and ceramic design that transforms your standard mug into a work of art. The simple cup shape paired with a walnut handle creates a stunning mug that stands out. Drinking your favorite beverage from this unusual coffee mug is sure to be a delightful experience. Who knew drinking coffee could be so artistic?

Unemployed Philosophers Guild Heat Changing Constellation Mug

View the constellations when this mug warms up. Just pour hot liquid into the Unemployed Philosophers Guild Heat Changing Constellation Mug and you’ll see eleven constellations including Cassiopea, Perseus, Saggitarius, Hercules, Andromeda, and Scorpius. It’s a great way to finally enjoy the night sky while sipping your favorite morning beverage. And it’s the ideal gift for star and zodiac lovers.

Unemployed Philosophers Guild Heat Changing Constellation Mug 

Unemployed Philosophers Guild Heat Changing Constellation Mug  on a Table with Fruit

Are you ready to upgrade your coffee drinking experience with one of these unusual coffee mugs? I’m thinking the Foundry RAMEL C01 Ceramic and Sand Infused Cups would look great in my kitchen cabinet. What about you? Let us know your thoughts below.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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