April 08, 2013

Let it be known, loud and clear, that I simply cannot function without a cup of coffee in the morning. I'm not exactly sure when my daily obsession began, but suffice it to say, I'm now what some might call a moderate coffee addict. There's not a day that goes by that I walk into the office without my travel mug, full of my favorite cup o' joe, and if you've ever been around me in the morning, you understand why. (Did I mention that the Cooking Light break room almost always has a fresh pot of coffee brewing?)

The rich flavors and undeniable caffeine boost are optimal for my busy-morning routine. And when you factor in statistics like "drinking green tea or coffee on a regular basis may reduce the risk of stroke by up to 20%," I can't seem to find a reason to back away. Our editors and dietitians have done a lot of research into the benefits of coffee, as well as mastering the bean-to-mug fundamentals to avoid the tragic crime that is a bad cup. We even have a taste test of the "Best Big-Brand Coffees," where eight staffers sampled 34 coffees, to ensure that you leave the store with only the best grinds on the market.

As if all of this isn't already incentive enough, you throw in unique and cute coffee mugs, and I'm 100% sold. After some well-spent time scouring the web for the best coffee mugs (and maybe doing some personal shopping simultaneously, shhhh), we've rounded up four great options that will have you looking super stylish and sophisticated as you enjoy your favorite grinds morning, noon, or night.

Warm or Cool Face Mugs ($35/set of 2, UncommonGoods.com)

Camera Lens Mug ($24, Photojojo.com)

Mustache Mug ($18, etsy.com/shop/TheBeautifulHome)

Pink Chalkboard Mug ($15, etsy.com/shop/Gliadesign)

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