May 5, 2008

Cow Theme Cappuccino Cups

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I like the design on these if for nothing else the simple black and white designs; stark contrast for a nice avant-garde urban look. The set comes with 4 cups and saucers, dishwasher safe, and 8.45 ounces - enough for a nice cappuccino. Made in Italy

At 1-800-Espresso

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April 21, 2008

One Shot by if by Land, Two Shots if by Sea - Iced Americanos

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To honor Patriots Day, I decided to get up and drink iced Americanos today, a bit of a tradition. I pulled a shot using Mokarabia 100% Arabica ESE Pods, and then dosed in a few ounces of cool water and ice to bring it up to about 6 ounces total.... then I do it all over again for a little kick. Add a splash of milk or sugar to taste.

It's been unseasonably warm up here this month, so the iced Americanos seemed to be a better idea this year. If you weren't sure, Patriots Day is the holiday when the whole Paul Revere ride and Old North Bridge thing in Concord happened.

I have some of these Bodum Pavnia 12 ounce Glasses for enjoying more cold coffee and cold espresso drinks this summer. I LOVE my smaller Bodum Pavina glasses for espresso, and I enjoy the tumblers for the warmer months when they are great for keeping Iced Americano's or maybe a few beers cool in the warmer weather.

Bodum Pavnia 12 ounce Glasses at Amazon

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March 28, 2008

Stackable Demitasse Cups

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These demitasse cups are 4 ounce wonders for the space starved. This set of four cups stack in a wire rack along with the saucers to form a neat little bundle that is about 9 inches high and a little over 5 inches at the base. Not bad for a set of four. I think the small footprint would go well with the small footprint of the Nespresso C100T of mine that has a 10 inch by 6 inch base.

At Amazon Stackable Demitasse Cups (Also available - 7 ounce Stackable Cups)

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February 12, 2008

Pantone Espresso Cups


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Saw these and thought I would pass them along. For anyone who works with graphic arts, you might just think that these are great. I like the brown tones for a well thought out espresso experience.

Via Design Crush - at Totally Funky

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December 28, 2007

Espresso Machine but no Cups?

What's an espresso without a nice cup to hold that beautiful black gold. Luckily there are a couple of great directions you can go in that will make having that espresso just that much better.

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Bodum Pavina- I love these little espresso glasses, as they hold the espresso suspended in air while your fingers stay cool. The double walled laboratory glass keeps the espresso warm and insulated.

Classic Illy Cups - These are potentially the most popular shape and most iconic design around - comes with a can of illy coffee.

Konitz Classic Whites - a good value in the world of espresso cups, and in classic white too. Basic set that goes well with anything.

Bodum Paula
- This black and white collection of six cups and saucers is a great way to start an espresso cup collection.


Cheers and enjoy!

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November 9, 2007

Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Mug

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I love my Bodum Pavina espresso glasses, and use them almost every time I drink espresso for myself. I came across these recently and picked them up for regular coffees, and an occasional latte. The double wall glass is mesmerizing to watch and the handle makes thing just that much easier. Size is good and grabs a regular coffee from my Keurig B-70 with ease.

At Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated Glass Mug

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August 10, 2007

Michael Beutler Illy Espresso Cup Collection

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Illy always seems to present us with excellent cup collections year after year, and this set of six cups and saucers from artist Michael Beutler is no different. Exploring a different medium, the artist was inspired by the Japanese art of Origami paper folding as his cups reflect those very papers that are folded right onto the cups and saucers in different designs.

According to the Illy website, Michael Beutler’s works include expansive and elaborate sculptures built on-site from simple materials such as paper, cloth, wood and wire where warping and folding are recurring themes. Born in 1976 in Oldenburg, Germany, Beutler currently lives and works in Berlin.

Set of six cups and saucers - $120 at the Illy Website

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July 5, 2007

Floral Michael Lin Espresso Cups at Illy

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Illy is well known for their espresso cup collections, and this cup collection "stresses the exquisite floral motif decoration of the saucer, with the handle-less cups forming flower corollas when viewed from above." Very nice, very summer-like and very cool.

Available in both espresso and cappuccino versions, each collection comes beautifully gift-boxed with a collection brochure.

at Illy

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May 16, 2007

Print Your Own Espresso Cups

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There are tons of print shops on the internet today, but this one has the ability to print on 3 ounce espresso cups. I thought it was pretty cool if you wanted to trick out your set or offer them as custom cups for a party. Prices are around $1 for a gross, up to $3 each for a dozen.

At Discountmugs

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May 10, 2007

Limited Edition Nespresso Oâ Cups and Saucers

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So yesterday we brought you the review of the Limited Edition Oâ Capsules are available now at the Nespresso website. The limited edition capsule is the Oâ, which means "to marry" in Swahili, is a union of two coffees from the regions around Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya blended together to create a great tasting cup of espresso. Bright and flavorful. Also available are limited edition espresso cups and saucers inspired by the Oâ blend, and designed by Guillaume Dufrancatel.

"Inspired by the double origin of this Limited Edition, the artist Guillaume Dufrancatel has designed two different cups, to illustrate the heritage from a fertile soil combined with natural elements from the sky to guarantee quality and abundance of the coffee crop. On the first cup, the artist has illustrated a theme associated with the sky: an orange cloud evokes the high altitude at which the coffee plants grow. On the second cup, he has depicted a volcano in dark shades, symbolizing the volcanic soils of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya into which Oâ plunges its roots." Wow, and you thought it was just an espresso cup!

At Nespresso Club

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