Revol coffee cup looks plastic but it’s not!

Revol Crinkle Cup

You’ll love this eye-catching, French-design coffee cups! They look like a crumpled plastic cup, but they’re actually dishwasher-safe Porcelain. Several colors available, so stack these up for conversation pieces before serving, and keep the conversation going serving your favorite Nespresso lungo in one of thes. The size is just right: Each cup holds 6.25 ounces — so this is best for the lungo lovers who like the stronger version, closer to the factory setting. And, at 3.25″ tall, they’ll fit under your Essenza spout, no problem!

  • Stackable cups are great for serving cappuccino, tapas, desserts and soufflés
  • 6.25 ounce capacity
  • 3.25″ tall
  • Revol porcelain is fired at high temperatures, creating a smooth, non-porous finish that’s easy to clean and resistant to stains, chips and scratches
  • Made in France

$15.95 – Available at SurLaTable.com

 

Nespresso’s new VirtuoLine

Nespresso's new VirtuoLine coffee maker

Nespresso has finally given in to American and Canadian coffee preferences — larger cups of coffee! This completely re-modeled Nespresso machine has a new pod size and shape — the pods are much larger, and rounder — to complement the larger brew — up to 17 ounces.

It’s an interesting approach: the machine lets you choose exactly how much coffee you want to brew, from .3 ounces to 17 ounces. This might take care of the nagging problem of constantly having to reset your Nespresso machine to get the capacity you want.

From the start, Nespresso’s got 12 grand cru coffee blends, including a very American half-caff!

The machines come in a variety of colors, including black, chrome and red. the style is Nespresso-like: clean, stylish, contemporary. If you purchase now, Sur la Table is bundling them with an Aeroccino for only $349, plus free shipping (at time of this post).

Shop the Brand New Nespresso VertuoLine Specially Priced at Only $299 + Free Shipping Only at SurLaTable.com!

Noritake Evening Glow 7.5 ounce coffee cup

Noritake Evening Glow 7.5-ounce coffee cup

Maybe you’re a Noritake fan, in which case you’re probably familiar with this elegant Evening Glow pattern, part of the Noritake Everyday Elegance China collection.  The raised enamel finish features a speckled, evening-like design on a satiny black finish.

The cup sits 2.25″ tall, so there’s no problem fitting under low spout machines, like Nespresso’s Essenza model.

  • Set of 4
  • Material: Bone China
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Capacity: 7.5 oz.
  • Color: Black on White
  • Evening Glow collection

$59.96 — Set of 4, available at Wayfair.com.

Classica classic lungo cup

NINFEA Classica set of coffee cups and saucersWhen you’re feeling a little on the fancy side, drink your lungo from this classically styled cup: DeaGourmet Ninfea Classica. The Italian design features a smooth and comfortable looped handle for relaxing sipping. Made from fine white porcelain, these are also dishwasher safe. 

At 2.83″ high, they’ll easily fit under the spout of your Nespresso Essenza machine, and holding 4.6 ounces, this could be just the right size for your Nespresso lungo.

The matching saucers have just enough space for a small cookie. Hmmm… why not?

$30 for a set of 2 cups with saucersAvailable from Wayfair.com

A cup of beauty

DeaGourmet Geo Cup with Saucer

Beauty often comes in a simple form. Like a crisp blue sky that gently fades lighter at the horizon. That’s the kind of beauty these porcelain cups from DeaGourmet evoke.

DeaGourmet is an Italian design company that specializes in foodware design. The firm insists on starting with high quality materials, and manufactures its products with a blend of ancient porcelain creation.

These cups are perfect for lungos, as they come in at 2.4″ tall — plenty of room to fit under a Nespresso machine spout. At just under 3″ wide, we figure this will hold roughly 6 to 9 ounces. [We're in touch with DeaGourmet now to try to get a handle on the exact capacity of each of their cafe cups!] The saucers are perfect for cafe cookies or chocolate treats.

Watch a video where these, and other DeaGourmet cups are discussed.

$15 for a set of 4Available from Wayfair.com

See DeaGourmet's brochure page about this product.

See DeaGourmet’s brochure page about this product.

 

illy Demitasse Stirrers

Illy Demitasse Stirrers

The first time you ever saw these “baby spoons,” you probably laughed so hard that milk squirted out your nose! But we’re a lot more sophisticated now then we were as kids, and now we understand these are “stirrers,” not spoons. And they’re perfect for the best coffees: espressos and lungos. Plunk in a cube or two of sugar (brown is especially good), three or four stirs, lightly tap the stirrer on the side of your cup, and vois là!

These especially nice espresso stirrers come from illy. Since you’re at this site, I’m assuming you know that illy is top-notch coffee. And you’re probably a fan of Illy coffee bars and cafes. [Feel free to wax on about your favorite in the comments area below.]

Now, about these stirrers… you can get them directly from illy . They’ll set you back about $30 for a set of six (at time of this post). You’ll appreciate the delicate design and stainless steel construction (sounds great for that final tap against your espresso cup.)

$30 for set of 6Order now from illy.

Nespresso Cups on eBay

Nespresso CupsLooking for Nespresso brand cups like these, or other styles? They are actually difficult to find unless you have a Nespresso store near you. And you might find that the Nespresso web site only carries limited varieties, so a Nespresso cup you’ve seen years ago may no longer be available.

But, you can probably find some classic and collectible cups on eBay. We can’t endorse every seller, but you can use eBay’s rating system to find a quality seller. There are many sellers who have Nespresso cups available… here’s a link:

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