Whether you drive, ride busy public transport or cycle to work, the average daily commute can often be the most stressful and hectic part of our day. Have you ever noticed that it’s always a happier commute when you have your daily dose of hot caffeine in your Thermos travel mug by your side? Being stuck in traffic or sitting around crowds of fellow commuters starts to become admissible as you sip your tea or coffee made exactly as you like it, your way, with no compromises. 


Can I refill my Thermos travel mug at a coffee shop?

Nearly all coffee shops allow customers to refill their own Thermos flasks which is great for the environment as it reduces the volume of disposable coffee cups ending up in landfill and it keeps your drink hotter for longer so you can sip away at your leisure. Some coffee shops even give a small discount if you bring your own travel mug which really adds up over time.

So, the next time you're in a rush for work and don't have time to fill your Thermos flask with a coffee, just pop over to your local barista and ask them to fill your travel mug with your favourite beverage.  Some coffee shops may have policies against it due to hygiene or health regulations and it is important to respect the rules and guidelines of the coffee shop you visit. 


What are the benefits of using a Thermos tumbler for your commute?

  • To keep your beverages hot or cold

The main reason for investing in a Thermos flask for your commute is that they can keep drinks hot or cold for a long period of time. On cold mornings you can enjoy your hot tea or coffee for your journey and on a warm summer's morning you can enjoy your iced cold beverages to keep you refreshed and hydrated. 

  • Saves you money 

Based on the average price of a takeaway coffee and the number of working days a year, you can spend between £800 - £900 per year on takeaway hot drinks. So, by using a coffee flask like our Stainless King Travel Mug, you'll save money and reduce your use of disposable cups and single-use plastics. To read more about how a Thermos flask can save you money, read our journal post here.

  • Reduces your single-use wastage

We have been pioneering reusable solutions since 1904 and are the original innovators of quality, reusable, insulated solutions guaranteed to keep your drinks hot or cold so you can hydrate when you want, wherever you want. 

More than 13 billion plastic bottles are thrown away in the UK each year, less than 50% of which are recycled. Taking an average of 450 years to biodegrade, some up to 1,000. This waste is dropped into landfill or pollutes our oceans for centuries to come and the effects on our environment are toxic as we fast approach the point of no return in the climate crisis. By investing in a Thermos flask you are reducing the amount of single use plastics you will use in your day-to-day life. 

  • Healthier choices

Having a Thermos Flask puts you in control. You control the ingredients and sugar content of your beverages allowing you to make healthier choices compared to a high sugar content coffee from a coffee shop. You can use organic ingredients and control calories as well as using dairy-free alternatives at no extra cost. Your Thermos Flask puts you in control of your health. 

  • A more relaxing commute

A Thermos Flask can transform your daily commute into a more relaxing and enjoyable experience. Instead of having to visit your coffee shop with long queues before work, you can sip your favourite beverage allowing you to relax, recharge and start your day the right way. 

Including a Thermos flask in your daily commute is the perfect addition to your busy morning routine. A Thermos solution allows you to make healthier choices, saves money, reduces your plastic waste usage and allows you to take control of your day and drink what you want, when you want it.


Thermos, pioneering since 1904.