Nespresso Ritual Espresso Cups and Saucers - Kazaar Companion
Nespresso launched their Limited Edition Kazaar capsule to much fanfare a few weeks ago in the US, announcing to the world that they have a 12 on a 10 scale for flavor intensity. Certainly some marketing hype to bring the uniquely flavored mostly Robusta capsule to the market. See our Review of the Kazaar Capsules for more on information on them.
The Kazaar launch was also paired with the announcement of the Nespresso Ritual Collection of cups and saucers along with spoons, mugs, bowls and yes a special sugar packet holder. The collection adds to the bulk push of the Kazaar Limited edition, and given the more universal design may just become a permanent member of the Nespresso offering.
The collection is inspired by the shape of the Nespresso Capsule, angular, tapered, and for the cups and saucers, a deeper fit that mates the two and stabilizes the cups in the saucers.
The cups are available in five sizes or styles, but at this writing the Ritual Ristretto is not available, making me wonder if these are proving more popular than Nespresso expected. The Nespresso Kazaar capsules came with the recommendation to brew up the intensely flavored brew at the Ristretto level, potentially fueling demand for the Ritual Ristretto Cup and Saucer.
The Cups and Saucers are in the following sizes:
- Ristretto - 60 ml (2 Fl. ounces) - $25/pair
- Espresso - 80 ml (2.7 Fl. ounces) - shown above - $25/pair
- Lungo - 170 ml (5.7 Fl. ounces) - in a similar shape and profile to the Espresso Cup - $30/pair
- Cappuccino - 170 ml (5.7 Fl. ounces) - Broader shape - see below - $30/pair
- Mug - 270 ml (9.2 Fl. ounces) - no saucer - $30/pair
They also offer bowl sets to serve up your fancy treats and sweets with your coffee, and spoons that come in either espresso length of 4.1 inches or a longer 7.8 inches that will go well with the larger cups or the mug.
Nespresso Ritual Collection Cappuccino Cup
Available at the Nespresso Club website and at Nespresso boutiques
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Posted by Scott Martin at September 22, 2010 8:36 AM
I agree with most of the comments noted in the main article above, however, I think another reason why the ristretto cups/saucers sold out so fast was because Nespresso haven't previously released this size before (at least I can't recall seeing any within the past few years).
I was lucky enough to obtain a pair and when compared to the glass espresso cup which came with my LeCube, they're considerably smaller. Using the default brew setting on my machine causes the cups to almost fill to the top.
I like the simplistic design and how everything nestles (pun intended) together so well. They'd likely look good next to/on any of the Nespresso machines.
As for the Kazaar coffee itself? Wow... if it doesn't wake you up, you should check your pulse.