Can You Put Coffee in a Yeti Mug? The Answer, Once and For All

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There’s been a lot of debate lately about whether or not you can put coffee in a Yeti mug. Some people say that it ruins the Yeti, while others say that it keeps their coffee warm all day. So, what’s the answer? Is it safe to put coffee in a Yeti mug? Well, we did some research and found out that…

Yeti mugs are designed specifically to put coffee into, and in fact, they are one of the best coffee mugs to keep your coffee in. They are designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, so your coffee will stay nice and warm (or cold, if you prefer).

Why are Yeti Mugs & Ramblers great for coffee?

1. Made of stainless steel

While stainless steel isn’t ideal for taste (at least for some people, and we’ll talk about that in a bit), this material is awesome for coffee and for wear and tear. Stainless steel is easily able to handle the acidity of coffee with little to no side effects. You can keep coffee in your mug with no problems for long periods.

2. They keep your coffee hot for longer

Yeti mugs (like the one to the left, that can be bought here) are double-walled and insulated, which means that they keep your coffee hot for longer. This is perfect if you want to enjoy a hot cup of coffee on a cold day, or if you’re taking your coffee to go and don’t want it to get cold.

Not only does the double-walled, stainless steel construction keep your coffee hot longer, but all of the mugs also come with lids (Ramblers come with mag-slider lids), which are awesome for maintaining heat levels.

3. They have larger capacities

Another great thing about Yeti mugs (which you can buy right here) is that they have larger capacities than most other coffee mugs. This means that you can fit more coffee in your Yeti mug, which is perfect if you need a lot of coffee to get through the day. For example, my favorite coffee mug, the Yeti

4. Easy to use, and keep clean

Yeti mugs are also very easy to use and keep clean. They have a wide opening, so you can easily pour your coffee into the mug, and the smooth surface of the mug means that it’s easy to clean.

5. The Ramblers fit into cup holders

One of the best things about Yeti Ramblers (another version of Yeti mugs) is that they fit into cup holders (we wrote a whole article about this here).

This means that you can take your Yeti Rambler with you on the go, and it will fit into most car cup holders.

You can buy a Yeti Rambler here for a great price.

Does coffee taste bad in a Yeti Mug?

The verdict is in, and the answer is…it depends. Some coffee drinkers say that their Yeti mugs make their coffee taste funny (metallic), while others say that it tastes just fine.

In my experience of using their mugs constantly, I do not notice a difference in taste between my Yeti stainless steel mug, and my ceramic, glass, or any other mug that I own (and I have too many). So that said, you probably should just give it a try to see what works for you.

Do Yeti mugs keep coffee hot?

Yeti mugs are designed to keep your coffee hot (or cold) for hours. Yeti claims that their mugs can keep drinks hot for 6 hours and cold for 24 hours. We completed our experiment and found that five hours is the sweet spot for having a cup of coffee that still tastes great. You can watch the complete experiment below!

Can you warm up coffee in a Yeti?

So you got yourself a Yeti Mug, and you waited that 5 to 6 hours to let it cool down! Now you need to heat it up? What is the best solution for that.

Unfortunately, as we found out in this article, Yeti mugs are not microwave safe, so that leaves out the most common way people like to warm up their coffee.

The other easiest alternative, would be to transfer your coffee into a microwave safe container, microwave it, and then place it back into your Yeti.

Alternatively, heating it back up in a pot on the stove is a great option as well! However, it can be quite easy to burn the brew, leaving you with a bitter taste.

Ultimately, once your coffee is cold, it probably is best to just brew a new cup of Joe. Or, you could always opt for a Smart Coffee Mug like you will find at the top of the list on our article about coffee mugs that keep coffee hot the longest.


So there you have it! Yeti Mugs are fantastic options for coffee (as long as you are one of those that can’t taste the metallic taste of stainless steel), as they keep coffee warm for longer, have larger capacities, and are extremely resilient.