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Gilmore Girls is many things: A lifestyle, a religion and, of course, one of the greatest examples of the joy of coffee.

If you need further proof, the nice people at Warner Bros. TV even created this supercut of the show’s most iconic coffee moments. In it, you’ll find, among other moments:

-“Coffee, coffee, coffee!”
-“I need coffee in an I.V.!”
-“Coffee, please, and a shot of cynicism.”
-“I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and walking and the words putting into sentence doing.”


If you need further proof of the importance of coffee to Gilmore Girls fandom, let’s go back to 2016. To celebrate the show’s 16th anniversary and the pending release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, nearly 200 cafes across the United States were transformed into Luke’s Diner locations. (And if you needed proof of this author’s Gilmore Girls fandom, just look at the flashback Instagram post below.)

For one very special day, fans lined up at these cafes to enjoy a special cup of coffee in Luke’s Diner cups, complete with special branded sleeves. As if that weren’t enough, the cup itself featured another iconic Lorelai quote about coffee:

“Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life, I was coffee.”


With all of this in mind, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to honor the iconic series with this collection of Gilmore Girls mugs. Surely, there’s one for you below for whenever you need coffee, which is always, obviously. No judgment here on whether you drink it, shoot it, eat it or snort it. We all know a certain Stars Hollow resident understands.

  • 'Gilmore Girls' Stainless Steel Tumbler

    This stainless steel tumbler has a 20-ounce capacity, so it’s enough coffee for you to wake up and walk to Luke’s to order more coffee. It’s decorated in a bunch of Gilmore Girls references, from the whimsical (“I got hit by a deer!”) to the dark (“Die jerk!”).

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  • Luke's Coffee Mug

    Speaking of Luke’s, are you really a Gilmore Girls fan if you don’t own at least one piece of merch from the diner? Obviously, we’re partial to this sturdy 15-ounce mug for coffee reasons.

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  • Luke's Travel Mug

    Of course, if you’re on the go but still want to show love for the best coffee in Stars Hollow, this Luke’s travel mug is perfect. Available in black and pink, it holds 18 ounces and is dishwasher-safe.

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  • Dragonfly Inn Mug

    What better way to honor the lovely Dragonfly Inn than with this mug, which we bet one of the co-owners would love! It may only hold 11 ounces, but not everyone can handle their coffee like Lorelai and Rory.

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  • 'Coffee, please, and a shot of cynicism' Mug

    Of all the one-liners from Gilmore Girls — and there are tons — few hit as close to home as this gem from the first season. The shocking feeling of a gorgeous ex surprising you out of the blue not included with purchase.

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  • 'Do I Like Coffee?' Mug

    Oy, with the one-liners already! Surely, we needed at least two mugs featuring iconic Lorelai quips about coffee. As an added bonus, this 11-ounce mug also features the Luke’s Diner logo, because we just can’t get enough of him or his coffee.

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  • 'I Smell Snow' Mug

    This mug is as picturesque as Stars Hollow itself! Perfectly capturing Lorelai’s love of the first snowfall of the season as shown below, this mug holds 11 ounces and is dishwasher-safe.

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  • Gilmore Girls 4-Piece Cermaic Mug Set

    If you can’t decide on just one Gilmore Girls mug, then this four-mug set might be perfect for you. Each mug features a classic image from the series: The Stars Hollow sign, the Luke’s Diner logo, the Chilton crest and the logo of the Dragonfly Inn.

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  • Stars Hollow Coffee Mug

    Few landmarks in Stars Hollow are as iconic as the town gazebo. Not only is it literally at the center of the town, but it’s also the center of numerous classic moments, like Lorelai and Luke’s impromptu wedding before their actual ceremony. This magical gazebo warms our hearts like coffee warms our souls.

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  • Al's Pancake World Coffee Mug

    Sure, we never got the chance to actually see Al’s Pancake World in Gilmore Girls, but that doesn’t mean its legend didn’t loom large. (Seriously, how could you not get excited for “International “Grab-Bag” week?) Anyway, Stars Hollow’s most mysterious establishment is immortalized in this mug, which is available in 11 or 15-ounce sizes.

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  • Chilton Coffee Mug

    Whether you’re a member of student government, The Puffs or are on the staff of The Franklin, you’re going to need this Chilton coffee mug. However, we doubt it’s fancy enough for Headmaster Charleston (aka: Il Duce).

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