Do Travel Mugs Fit Under Keurig Coffee Makers?

Do Travel Mugs Fit Under Keurig Coffee Makers

Don’t you hate having to remove the drip tray to get your travel mug under your Keurig machine?

A while back, a long while back, I realized this was a problem when I got my first Keurig, a B31 Mini, and my favorite mug, my Thermos Stainless King, was to tall to fit under it.

Fast forward to today where their are far more options than there were back in 2010 and now I have a ton of options in my cabinet that will all fit under my Keurigs.

I even have some insulated mugs now that will fit under the Keurig mini that I used all those years ago!

My go-to for short mugs that fit under my K15 Mini that I use from time to time is my 8oz Kleen Kanteen which stands only 3.5 inches high.

For my modern K-Classic, K-Duo Plus, and K-Mini coffee makers almost everything fits under them except for the extra large mugs or some of the 20 ounce mugs that are somewhat common too.

Within the K-Classic and Keurig 2.0 series of machines however some of the cup openings were a bit small so let’s look at some of the most common combinations lower on this page.

If you are looking to find a Keurig sized travel mug then you’ve found the guy that can help you. This is only one of a few super short mugs that can fit into the smaller K15 Mini and if you are buying or own a newer K-Mini or K-Mini Plus then you have even more options because there is a lot more clearance for taller mugs in those newer machines.

For starters you can just scroll down this page a bit to see a few options or click through to this page to see the shortest of all the mugs, each of which is small enough to fit under the mini or other Keurig machines without having to remove the drip tray.

Can You Fit a Travel Mug Under a Keurig Coffee Machine?

I’ve got a lot of good travel mugs and a few good thermal desk mugs too. One of the most notable features of them all with some small exceptions is that they are all fairly tall and narrow as they are designed to hold a good deal of coffee and yet still fit into standard cup holders and bottle pouches.

For those of you who have or who are thinking of picking up a Keurig coffee maker you should know that many thermal coffee mugs and tumblers will not fit under the Keurig machines. Even with the drip tray removed and the lid removed from many travel mugs they are simply too tall.

This isn’t really their fault either as Keurig machines are designed to brew small batches of coffee – much smaller than the capacity of the most common sized travel mugs 14-20oz.

Most older Keurigs would only make between 6 and 10 ounces of coffee at once. These days 12-ounces is a new setting on most premium models.

There are however a number of quality travel mugs these days that are short enough to work with the older Keurig machines that had a lot less space for tall mugs and tumblers. Most of them require the removal of the drip tray on the smallest machines like the Keurig K10 but they do work.

For the Keurig Mini you need to use a mug without to be less than four inches in height to fit under the spout. If your mug is under 5 inches in height it can still fit so long as you remove the drip tray from the machine.

KeepCup makes some nice super-small travel mugs that are perfect for Keurig coffee makers. They are sized perfectly and look pretty cool too.

If you want a high performance travel mug however you’ll have to go to Contigo which has partnered with Keurig on a mug that is “designed” specifically for the Keurig reservoir machines. It’s basically a small version of their very popular Auto-seal line of travel mugs.

Basically it’s still too big for most Keurig portions in my opinion but it is a really good mug and worth checking out.

To compliment this page let me point you towards this post will help you find a bunch of small insulated mugs that would be perfect for Keurig machines. If you have a Keurig – or are buying a gift for someone with a Keurig machine – this page will be helpful in finding a good mug sized appropriately for all the Keurig coffee makers, Keurig mini included.

You may also want to see this page which features insulated espresso cups, some of which are big enough for a small cup of coffee.

You can also scroll down this page and take a look at a few short Keurig Mini sized mugs I’ve reviewed and tested.

Travel Mugs That Fit Under Small Keurig Coffee Makers

As a rule of thumb, Keurig spout and the plate is approximately 5 ½ inches tall. If you need a travel mug, make sure that it is at most 5 inches tall. You can get a 6-inch tall but make sure that the lid is removable. In terms of ounces, travel mugs that range from 8 oz to 12 ounce are better options for travel mugs that will fit under a Keurig.

Here are some recommendations.

KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, 8-ounce

Best features:

  • Leak-proof lid
  • Glass container body
  • No spill
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

See pricing on Amazon here.

KeepCup does not retain hot drinks as long as the Klean Kanteen but it can keep your   coffee warm for an hour, at most. You can enjoy your coffee in this insulated mug and bring it along when you travel. It has leak-proof lid and easy to drink opening. It’s also super easy to clean.

Stanley Adventure Vacuum 8 oz Mug

Best features:

  • Anti-rust stainless steel, food grade container
  • Can keep hot drinks for up to 4 hours
  • Leak proof cover
  • Splash-resistant

See pricing on Amazon here.

Stanley brand is favorite household name. This 8 ounce mug is no stranger to the good benefits of owning a Stanley.

Rubbermaid Leak Proof Flip Lid Thermal Mug, 10 oz

Best features:

  • Double wall insulation system for better heat retention
  • Leak-proof lid
  • Top rack dishwasher safe

See pricing on Amazon here.

Rubbermaid is a very popular kitchen brand that has always delivered quality products that are practical, easy-to-clean and nice-looking. This mug is a great choice for professionals because of its nice cushioned pad and no-spill, leak-proof features, and do to it’s short size which is perfect for single serve coffee makers like Keurig K-Mini, K15, and other small K-cup coffee makers.

Contigo Autoseal Stainless Steel Travel Mug – 10oz

Best features:

  • Leak-proof and spill-proof
  • Push-button lid for one hand usability
  • Easy-to-clean lid, lid-lock feature
  • Can keep coffee hot for up to 5 hours
  • Lid is dishwasher safe, container for hand-wash only

See pricing on Amazon here.
Users love the push button lid because it allows them to use the Contigo travel mug with just one hand. It also has a lid lock feature to prevent from accidentally pushing the Autoseal button.

Klean Kanteen Double Wall Tumbler Lid – 8oz

Best features:

  • Leak-proof
  • Wide bottle feature
  • Good for Keurig single serve
  • Easy-to-clean
  • Vacuum insulated

See pricing on Amazon here.

Klean Kanteen has new models featuring wider bottles for easy cleaning and just the right height for users who have Keurig single serve. They can brew directly to the mug and bring it along wherever they go.


Head blogger at "Top Off My Coffee Please" and lover of great coffee.

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