10 Coffee Mugs to Get You Through Your Monday Meeting

By on September 26, 2014

Mondays, amiright? Garfield knew what he was talking about. Adding insult to injury, the boss always thinks Monday is the perfect day for a painfully long meeting to kick off the week and add to already lengthy to-do lists. The only thing that gets me through those meetings (and most mornings, really) is a piping hot cup of coffee in a mug that makes me crack my first smile of the day.

Here are ten coffee mugs that will have you feeling caffeinated and clever from 8 a.m. on:

 1. Build-On Brick Coffee Mug (Think Geek, $20)

Perfect for a little distraction when Steve from accounts starts droning on about numbers.


2. Octopus Creature Cup (Amazon, $15)

This one’s actually better to pass off to a coworker. Its innocuous exterior belies the hidden sea creature lurking under the coffee, which is really going to shock your neighbor once he takes a sip and sees a tentacle.


3. Fisticup (Amazon, $13)

Nothing says “don’t mess with me” like brass knuckles.


4. My Cuppa Coffee Mug (Amazon, $13)

Perfect for Pantone fanatics and those who have the luxury of other people prepping out their morning java.


5. The Pessimist Coffee Mug (Despair, $7)

Even the most optimistic people can agree that Monday sucks.


6. 2 Carat Cup (Amazon, $10)

Remember when “if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” was a playground taunt? Well, I’m happy to put a ring on it for my caffeine fix.


 7. Off On Coffee Mug (Amazon, $15)

It’s clear, you’re not ON until you’ve had your morning cup of coffee.


8. Morning Mug (Amazon, $16)

As if the difference my morning buzz makes isn’t readily apparent on our face, this mug also shows the dramatic improvement coffee makes in my mood.


 9. Don’t F***ing Procrastinate Mug (Good F***ing Design Advice, $16)

The profanity is abrasive, but the message is true.


10. Dunk Mug (Dwell, $14)

If all else fails, have some cookies with your morning coffee. Cookies make everything better.



Which mug is your favorite?

About Christina Broat

I'm a Seattle girl with So Cal roots who has fully embraced coffee, galoshes, and the fact that not every beach is replete with surfers. If I'm not in front of a computer, you'll find me knitting, exercising, or eating at the hot new restaurant in town.


  1. Mike Flacy

    April 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Build-A-Brick mug has go to be my favorite. However, I would probably be distracted in all meetings. :)

    • mary

      January 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      If it’s a distraction at meetings, we’ll need to get enough for everybody. hehehehehe

  2. TimtheRockstar

    April 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Nice blog, but when you put links to things they should probably work.
    6. 2 Carat Cup (Amazon, $13) Does not.

    • Mike Flacy

      April 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks! It’s fixed. It was an http:// issue, as in we didn’t include it.

  3. Barbarossa

    April 23, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I want that octopus mug so bad.

  4. Chris

    April 27, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I just got the Fisticup. $7.99 total (shipping included)

  5. Bustami

    July 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

    some ideas for me… thanks for sharing

  6. Jennifer

    July 4, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Morning mug and the Octopus creature cup are definitely my favorites, thanks for the list!

  7. Newman

    July 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Hi everyone. I’m a coffee junkie.

    Cute post.

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  9. Bret Cutts

    July 8, 2013 at 2:14 am

    all mugs are awesome but i liked the Dunk mug most.

  10. Dawn Casey-Rowe

    July 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    The brass knuckle one is classic for Rhode Island, but I think the pessimist one is rather classic. As is the abrasive one–wish I could bring that one…

  11. Carla Abanes

    July 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    yup! everything is better with cookies. and coffee.

  12. Mike

    July 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    The GFDA mugs are the best!

  13. Anna

    July 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    good ideas for hard morning to keep you in a good mood

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  15. Elaine

    October 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Haha, these are great. Perfect, just in time for Christmas shopping for the husband! The octopus mug is my favorite!

  16. Jennifer

    October 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I like number 4,6,7,and 8 they are really neat.

  17. Adam

    February 9, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I love number 6 and 8!

  18. Paula

    March 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I like the Morning mug!!

  19. Jackie

    April 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Oh wow, I want the dunk mug! Love it!

  20. Krystal

    June 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Wow! Some creative ideas here!

  21. Becca Niederkrom

    June 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

    omg, loveee . . . need the Lego mug for myself and my husband

  22. Bellaisa

    January 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Love the color matching guide mug. Need to get that one.

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