Nespresso cleaning options

Gourmesso Nespresso Machine CleanerCheck out this How to Clean a Nespresso Machine page just added to LungoCups.com. Learn the difference between cleaners and descalers and see a few product options.

They’re just plain interesting!

JoyJolt Insulated Coffee Cups, Cadus Style

Double-walled, glass, insulated coffee cups with style.

Okay, this isn’t a lungo cup, but… so many site visitors have ended up purchasing JoyJolt products that I had to check into this brand of double-insulated glass coffee cup.

And, well, check out this Cadus cup! Pretty interesting, isn’t it? When you click through to Amazon’s site, scroll to the “Learn more about the Cadus set” area. You’ll see when this cup is used for a latte, the espresso stays in the center and the milk both drops and rises. I’ve always liked looking at Nespresso coffee just after it’s brewed, but this is an entirely new visual!

This cup comes in 10 ounce and 16 ounce. My link goes to the 10-ounce version since that’s closer to Nespresso’s recommended latte size: 110 ml of espresso and 110 ml of milk.

If you like this glass cup, you’ll probably appreciate JoyJolt’s entire collection of glass cups for a variety of drinks, like martinis, whiskey, tea and wine.

See 10-ounce Cadus version on Amazon.

But there’s nothing like a handmade coffee cup

A Veronica Watkins original — beautiful, earthy colors decorate this coffee mug, perfectly sized for a Nespresso machine.

Despite the many, many beautiful, even artistic, lungo cups I’ve posted on this site over the years, nothing beats a thoughtful, handmade ceramic piece of art, insulating a warm cup of coffee. This is my favorite way to drink coffee, and my favorite lungo mug is shown here, at left.

And I’m sorry, but it’s not for sale.

A collection of Veronica Watkins handmade ceramic coffee mugs.

This is one of many handmade cups I’ve purchased from Northwest Missouri State University’s semi-annual art and pottery sale. It’s a wonderful event, a chance to peruse dozens of potential lungo cups, picking each up, inspecting the grip, studying the design, and measuring the height to ensure it will fit under my Essenza spout. (I can usually eyeball this now, but to be sure, I take out a bill of any denomination and fold it in half. Each bill is six inches, and to fit under the spout, it has to clear 3 1/4″.)

I usually don’t post my handmade mugs here because, well, these are one-of-a-kind mugs and not directly for sale on Amazon. But last month, when I purchased this new addition to my collection, I couldn’t keep Veronica Watkin’s work to myself any more. I realized that I’ve collected a number of her pieces, and they just keep getting better and better.

If you look through her work, you’ll see a beautiful collection of bowls and trays that seem to have sprouted from a sunset over the Badlands. The colors and shapes are soothing and pleasing, almost putting me in a trance.

Veronica teaches ceramics — among many other art courses — at Northwest. She has been inspiring students to develop their curiosity and style since 2002. Imagine how many artists are making coffee cups like this today, thanks to Veronica’s gentle guidance!

Thank you, Veronica, for making my morning coffee even better!

[Follow Veronica on Instagram.]

For the office

It’s time to get a Nespresso machine for the office, don’t you think?

Popular Stainless Espresso and Lungo Cups

I only found these cups after site visitors turned me on to them. I have to admit, they look very cool, especially in this red color. (They’re also available in teal, black and all silver, which also looks nifty!)

The espresso cups have a 2-ounce capacity. They’ll hold a single shot, and even a traditional Macchiato, with a dollop of thick foam.

The lungo cups have a 3.25-ounce capacity, which makes them work for a Nespresso lungo if you like your lungos on the small side. This cup also works for a double shot, or a small cappuccino. Its height is 2 3/8 inches, so it will fit under an Essenza spout.

If you’re concerned about a hot cup burning your lip or causing condensation rings on your tables, these cups have a double-wall construction to keep the heat away from the outside layer, so you won’t burn your hands.

Speaking of hands, if you’re a man with large fingers, you can probably successfully use this cup, at least up to your second knuckle.

Be sure to hand wash — washing in a dishwasher may cause the coating to chip or peel. That said, the seller, Blockwell, seems very responsive to any issues you might have with these.

See the ESPRESSO version at Amazon, here.

See the LUNGO CUP version at Amazon here.

If you like coffee, then you like good food, right?

Have you tried any of the many food delivery services? Food kit services? There are so many good ones… Chef’d, Hello Fresh, Sun Basket.

And, like so many other things, Amazon has its own offering of food delivery. No surprise given that they purchased Whole Foods in the summer of 2017.

If you’re curious about this service, why not try it out?

Choose from fresh vegetables, seafood, meat, prepared foods, organic foods, and a number of different “categories”, even “snack cravings“!  (Wouldn’t Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies go great with a Vivalto lungo?)

Basically, you just shop for the items you want, build your basket, and Amazon does the rest. Since the focus is fresh food, this service isn’t available in remote locations.

If you have any experience with Amazon Fresh, leave a comment here!

 

 

 

Tough glass coffee cups by Tealyra

Besides the unmatchable, smooth coffee itself, the best thing about making a Nespresso coffee is the way it looks as its brewing into a clear coffee mug. That’s why there are so many clear coffee mugs here at LungoCups — to help you enjoy the good things in life!

Tealyra Glass Coffee Mug

This 8-ounce Tealyra cup is another option. Its shape is an attractive squat, only 2.83 inches tall, so it will fit nicely under Nespresso spouts.

These cups are made of heat-resistant Borosilicate glass, which, according to Wikipedia has very low coefficients of thermal expansion. Right. We are just coffee lovers, so, what’s that mean to us? It means they will keep your beverage either hot or cold, and the glass is stronger than other common glass.

A plus is that these are dishwasher safe, and customers on Amazon have verified this.

Another plus: there’s a version that comes with matching saucers.

Available from Amazon.

 

Beautiful coffee!

Beautiful coffee!

Also available with saucer.

Also available with saucer.

Tealyra coffee cup specs.

Check the specs.

 

Illy pods for Nespresso machines!

It seems too good to be true, but it is true: illy will be selling pods compatible in Nespresso machines. Now Nespresso fans can have that great Italian coffee in a perfect Nespresso press.

For now, we only know that the pods are scheduled to be available in the U.S. in the beginning of 2019. The capsules will be aluminum, like Nespresso’s, so it’s possible that we can recycle them the same way we recycle Nespresso’s pods. In addition to Nespresso machines, the pods also will work in Delonghi and Breville espresso machines.

Peet's Nespresso-compatible coffee pods.

Until the illy brand becomes available, try these Peet’s Nespresso-compatible pods.

The pods will be made by JAB, a big coffee conglomerate that sells 10% of the world’s coffee. Nestlé sells more than twice the coffee JAB sells, at 23%. JAB owns Peet’s coffee, Keurig Greem Mountain, Krispy Kreme, and a slew of other companies.

Ever since Nespresso lost its patent protection for the pods, many companies have offered compatibles. We don’t see too many here in the U.S., but they are readily available in groceries in Europe. Amazon sells this Bestpresso brand pod that’s Nespresso compatible. I haven’t tried it myself, but it gets 4.5 stars with over 2,000 reviews.

It will be great to see illy pods available in my local grocery! This post will be updated once the pods become available.

If you find that your machine is making your lungos too weak, it may not be the coffee, but may be the machine’s settings: You may want to calibrate your Nespresso machine’s settings to restore them to the original, factory espresso and lungo sizes.

 

 

Colorful stainless steel lungo cups

These 8-ounce stainless steel tumblers come in seven different colors at Amazon. This burgundy color here is the best, in my opinion!

The double-walled steel cups keep your coffee hot. The exterior remains heat resistant. And, of course, these re unbreakable coffee cups. That makes them great for travel, outdoors, tailgating, etc. Dishwasher safe.

These fit under your Essenza and Essenza Mini spout.

 

Set of 2 at Amazon

May the Lungo Be With You

Gift idea for May the 4th coffee lovers.

May the Fourth Gift for Coffee Lovers

Need a gift idea for May the 4th?

Star Wars fans who also love coffee will love this May the Fourth Be With You travel coffee mug made by KeepCup.

There’s just no way around this — this travel coffee cup is a classic. BB-8 is the droid of the decade, and now you can take him with you… filled with your favorite Nespresso lungo, of course.

KeepCup comes in many different color combinations.

KeepCup comes in many different color combinations.

This travel cup, made by KeepCup, comes in LOTs of different colors. Most are about $18.00, but this special droid runs a bit more expensive. But it’ll be worth the extra bots when you start getting comments from commuters on the subway!

The droid version is made with tempered, recycled glass, and will keep your coffee hot for a respectable amount of time. The polypropylene lid is a KeepCup perfection — there’s a swivel portion that will seal your cup, or allow a small gap for drinking. There’s a polypropylene band around the center for gripping without burning your hand.

Available from Amazon.

Nespresso View Cappuccino Cups


Elegant. Classic. Beautiful.

These 6-ounce cups are just right for lungos, and of course, look great with a fresh cappuccino swirling around the glass. Mmm.

These come from Nespresso, so you know the quality is there. Tempered glass cups, stainless steel saucers. Both are dishwasher safe, but not microwave safe. Also, we’ve been told that the stainless scratches easily, so if you wash by hand, don’t use an abrasive scrubber.

Available from Amazon.

 

 

Nespresso to-go!

 In the U.S., we take our coffees to go. It’s not that the Scandinavians and Europeans are wrong to only drink coffee in a mug, sitting in a relaxed setting. That’s a good way to enjoy a Nespresso, for sure. But, sometimes we just need that lungo to go!

For those times, here’s the perfect disposable paper cup, neatly embellished with the Nespresso logo.

Order in 250 ml for an 8 ounce lungo.   Available at Amazon.

Order 100 ml for a shorter espresso.  Available at Amazon.

 

Bodum Pavina 9-Ounce Double-Wall Thermo Lungo Cups

Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Lungo CupsThese cups are a favorite of Nespresso fans! The design is becoming and showcases the gorgeous coffee, which is especially pleasing to watch as it fills these cups!

They are a good size for your lungo-sized coffee if you tend to add a little more water to your lungos. I know this first-hand… sometimes I’ll re-calibrate my Nespresso machine for a bigger lungo, especially for some friends who don’t like their coffee so strong. Nespresso calibrates a lungo at about 4 ounces, but this one is a little bigger, if you need a bigger size.

  • Set of 2
  • 3-1/8 inch diameter by  3-1/2 inches high, 3-1/5 inches at widest point
  • Holds 9 ounces each
  • Lightweight, thermal, borosilicate glass; 2-layer construction resists heat and prevents condensation
  • 2 wall layers make liquid inside seem to float; mix and match with Canteen, Pavina, and Assam lines
  • Safe in the microwave and dishwasher — but hand washing is recommended
  • Set of 2 Available at Amazon
Bodum Lungo Cup on Nespresso Essenza

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Bodum Glass Cup on Essenza -- Instagram Version

Instagram Version

Height of 9 oz. Bodum Double-Wall Glass Cup

Height of 9 oz. Bodum  Double-Wall Glass Cup

Revol coffee cup looks plastic but it’s not!

Revol Crinkle Cup

Looks plastic, but it’s not.

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 these. 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

Available at Amazon

 

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   Buy at Amazon.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

Sorry, this item is currently only available in a set.

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?

Set of 2 cups with saucersAvailable from Amazon.

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.

Set of 4Available from Amazon.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.

Colorful, stackable espresso cups

Colorful, stackable lungo cups.

This is the first cup I used with my first Nespresso lungo. I’m sure you’re thinking it’s nutty to remember something like that, but that’s the truth. Of course, when you consider how vivid the colors of these lungo cups are, and the handy — and cute — stackable design, well, it’s easy to see how this can be memorable.

So, I had to track them down and make them available here.

These are ceramic coffee cups — 8 ounce capacity, pretty good for lungos. They are about 3.5″ tall, so they’ll just fit under the Essenza spout, with a little tilting. They’re durable, but not cumbersome. Dishwasher safe.

See similar white stackable lungo cups here.

Set of 6  Available from Amazon.

Psst…

$30 off Nespresso Essenza – While Supplies Last!

Eva Solo Lungo Tumbler

Eva Solo Lungo TumblerIt’s just hard to argue that the Danish know how to design. And they also tend to appreciate a good cup of coffee, which is why I suppose the designers created this elegant Porcelain cup that’s just the perfect size for a lungo: 230 ml, or 7.78 ounces.

There’s a silicone sheath to protect your fingers from the heat of the coffee. The cup is dishwasher safe, but Eva Solo recommends the sheath be removed before both can be placed in the dishwasher.

This cup is designed by Tools Design, a design studio in Copenhagen that’s received more than 60 design awards, and apparently has quite a following in Denmark. The founders, shown here, are Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbæk.

Available with brown, black or grey silicon sheath.

Tools Design Founders

Tools Design Founders

Set of 2   Order from Amazon.

Norm Thermo Cup by Menu

Norm Thermo Cup by Menu

There’s a lot to like about this Scandinavian-design lungo cup.

• First, it’s a thermo cup, so it’ll keep your coffee hotter longer. Based on reviews at various sites,  most users say the outside stays cool enough to hold while the inside stays hot. That’s the idea, and it seems to work.

• It’s slightly over 3.5″ tall. That means it’ll sit under the spout of your Nespresso Essenza while your coffee dispenses, without you having to hold the cup and wait. But, it is just high enough that you’ll have to tilt the cup a little to get it under the spout, so it’s not a true clearance of the spout. [See this page for more details on the perfect lungo cup height.]

• It holds slightly over 7 ounces, which is about the preferred Nespresso lungo capacity. [Nespresso’s factory lungo setting is 3.75 ounces, which means this cup would be a little over half full — a comfortable capacity!]

Norm Designers

Norm Designers

• It’s Porcelain, so it feels nice to hold.

• It’s made by Menu, a Danish design company that’s come to be known for it’s useful and beautiful designs. The designers, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, strive to combine function and beauty. You can see a collection of the Norm line of designs at this page of items from Menu.

Set of two.  Available from Amazon.com.

Elegant Danish Design Coffee Cup

Royal Copenhagen Ole Coffee CupRoyal Copenhagen is one of Europe’s oldest porcelain factories, and this coffee cup comes straight from that legacy. The name of this cup is Ole, named after the designer, Ole Jensen, and like all of Royal Copenhagen products, it’s handmade of fine porcelain, but also dishwasher safe.

This cup holds 7 ounces, perfect for a Nespresso lungo.

Price varies — Available from Amazon.com.

 

Thai Palm Wood Coffee Cups

Thai Wooden Coffee Cups

I just stumbled upon these beautiful Thai wooden coffee cups and they seem custom-made for a robust lungo. They are only 2.25″ tall, so there’s no problem fitting under the spout of a Nespresso Essenza, and at 3.25″ diameter, I’m guessing these hold about 7 ounces. I’m hoping to hear from the supplier on the exact capacity. If any of you purchase these and can determine this, please let me know!

They are made from Thai palm wood that’s unvarnished with a smooth, food-safe finish. I think the creme from a lungo would look just great in these!

A set includes two cups, two saucers and two spoons.

Available from Amazon.com

Review of the New Lungo — Linizio

My first Linizio Lungo

My first Linizio Lungo

Update March 2: After some ordering delays due to our Midwest snow storms, I’m finally this morning drinking my first Linizio Lungo. Before I tell you my thoughts, a disclaimer: I’m not a coffee aficionado. I just like coffee, especially Nespresso. Here’s what I think about the new lungo: While brewing, the aroma was just as compelling as any coming out of my Essenza. The first sip revealed a new flavor that I’d call slightly citric. It’s definitely light. Very light. My husband used the words “mild” and “smooth,” but he aslo wondered why this would be marketed as a morning blend, when he prefers a more stout coffee in the morning. Now finishing my first cup, I agree with my husband when he call it “watery.” It tastes like I might have pushed the espresso button after making a lungo, just to get more water in the cup. I know people who do this — push twice every time they make a Nespresso.

So, if you’re a two-push Nespresso drinker, or if you like your lungos light, then you might like this new Linizio. If we never order more, I’ll certainly miss the beautiful orange capsule — good color, Nespresso!

Original Post: Here it is! A new lungo!!  I can’t wait to try the new Linizio pure Arabica from South America. Has anyone here tried it yet? If so, please leave a comment below. I’ll review it once my order arrives.

Nespresso Linizio Lungo

 

Now there are four permanent lungos: This new Linizio, Fortissio, Vivalto and Decaffeinato.
You can read the entire description on this Nespresso page.Nespresso announced the new lungo this week, and describes it as a “well-rounded blend made of Brazilian and Colombian coffee… The split-roasting gives a cereal, malty note typical for the Bourbon variety, while maintaining its mild and smooth character.”

Teaology Glass Coffee Cup

Teaology Glass Coffee CupThis cup is really similar to the Bodum double-walled glass coffee cup — but this is made by Teaology. I don’t know much about this cup, but some Nespresso lovers have used it, but not yet reviewed it.

It is 3 inches tall, just like the Bodum, so it will fit under the Nespresso Essenza spout — no hands required! These double-walled, glass cups are really beautiful for showing off the rich Nespresso coffee — and you’ll love watching the coffee being dispensed into this cup– what a show!

This cup holds 4 ounces, so it’s a good lungo size, especially if you tend to use Nespresso’s factory setting, which is 3.75 ounces.

 

  • 4 oz — perfect for tea/coffee or cold beverages and cocktails
  • 100% Borosilicate Glass
  • High Heat Resistance
  • Set of 2
  • Measures 3″ wide and 3″ tall

Set of 2  — order from Amazon.com.

Jack by LaCafetiere Double-Walled Cappuccino Glasses

Jack by LaCafetiere 6 ounce lungo cup

LaCafetiere says these cups are 3.5″ high, which is just, just the maximum height to fit under an Essenza spout. The 6-ounce version is a good size for a Nespresso lungo, which is factory set for 3.75 ounces, especially if you re-set your machine to add just a little more water!

A set of 2 of these double-walled, glass cups are from Amazon, where reviews indicate that this is an “excellent” cup.

  • Hand crafted of strong but lightweight borosilicate glass
  • Handwash recommended
  • 6-ounce capacity, but also available in 4-ounce and 9-ounce sizes
  • Double walled construction creates the looks of your beverage floating while keeping your drinks either hot or cold longer

Set of 2  —  Order now from Amazon.com.

Disposable Plastic 8 oz. Cup

Disposable Plastic 8 oz. Cup

This is a plastic cup, but looks nice, so if you’re having a party and need a plastic cup to offer lungs galore to your guests, this just might do it. They are “about 3.5 inches tall,” according to one purchaser. So, I think these are likely to fit under your Essenza spout.  If anyone who’s purchased these can confirm this, please add a comment to this post!

These are top-shelf dishwasher safe, so they can be re-used. One reviewer calls them “high-quality disposable.”

Pack of 8from Amazon.com. Also available in black.

Black Plastic 8 oz. Cup

Also available in black.

La Rochere Arum 8.5 oz. Coffee Mug

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This French glass coffee cup will make your lungos look even more tempting than they smell! It makes for a great show as the coffee is being dispensed!

Be advised: this cup is 3.75″ tall, so it will not easily fit under your Essenza machine without tipping the mug. If you’re looking for a glass that fits under the Essenza without tipping, I recommend the Bodum 8-ounce double-wall model or the 4.7-ounce Bodum.

This cup holds 8 ounces, so if you like your lungos on the larger side, you may prefer a cup this size. Nespresso’s factory settings are set at 3.75 ounces for a lungo.

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8 oz. Belleek Shamrock Mug

Hand painted and hand crafted in Ireland, these fine Porcelain mugs will happily fit under the spout of your Essenza, with a height of 3.2 inches. If you know anything about this brand, then you already know it’s known for high-quality products. Sixteen people work to manufacture, paint and process each piece before it’s approved to be sold. The translucent Porcelain is light, but durable. If your Irish and love Nespresso, this is a no-brainer!

Set of two —  at Amazon.

Limited Edition Crealto Capsules

Nespresso Crealto Capsules

This espresso capsule is one of Nespresso’s limited editions; it registers at an 8 intensity. I’ve tried this capsule, and I found it pleasant and strong. Limited editions come out twice a year, in the spring and fall. This blend was introduced in the fall of 2012.

Here’s Nespresso’s description:

A blend of washed Arabicas, Crealto is roasted very slowly at a low temperature. This technique, inspired by the know-how of the Nespresso coffee experts and the chef Mauro Colagreco, reveals roasted notes of surprising roundness and long-lasting finish.

Origin: 100% Arabicas from Central and South America and Indonesia (El Salvador, Colombia, Indonesia)

Roasting: Split roasting. Salvador coffee is roasted at standard conditions to deliver the mildness of the profile while the Colombia and Java are coffees that can support longer roasting time without acquiring charcoal or burnt notes.

Aromatic Profile: Intensely roasted (with cereal sedy, malted and woody) notes.

Pack of 10  Order now from Amazon.com.

[Note that these capsules are less expensive if you order directly from Nespresso. But, if you don’t have an account, or if you’re ordering from an iPad, this is difficult to impossible.]

Nespresso Year-End Sale

There’s still time to take advantage of Nespresso’s Year-End sale — Get $100 Nespresso club credit when you purchase a new machine. Just purchase the machine before Jan. 21!

Sorry, this offer has expired.

 

5.7 oz. Bodum Porcelain Tumbler


Here’s another Bodum Porcelain tumbler, but this one is 6 ounces, whereas the previous post was for an 8-ounce cup. I think some of you might prefer this slightly smaller cup at 6.8 ounces, which is likely to be closer to the size of your Nespresso lungos. Nespresso’s factory settings for lungos are 3.75 ounces, but I tend to make mine about 6 ounces, and sometimes more, or I may even add an extra shot of espresso on those sleepy mornings!

Buyers of these Bodum coffee cups seem to get a lot of compliments on the design — no surprise since Bodum makes some great coffee cups! [See all the Bodum cups we think are best for Nespresso lungos.]

Like the previous post of the 8-oz Bodum Porcelain tumbler, this one has a silicone grip that comes in a variety of colors, including brown, pink, yellow, and blue. Prices range from about $25.00 to $35.00 for a set of two, depending on the color and the seller.

This cup is 4 inches high — it won’t fit under the Essenze spout unless you hold it.

This orange set is available via Amazon. [Available colors vary.]

8 oz. Porcelain Bodum Tumbler

Bodum 8 oz. Porcelain Tumbler

The 8-ounce size of this cup is just right for those of you who like your lungos larger than the 3.75-ounce factory setting. The grey silicon grip helps keep your fingers cool, and the Porcelain keeps the coffee warm. Be advised — one reviewer thought that the silicon grip wasn’t quite strong enough for very hot coffee.

This cup is made by Bodum, a company that really knows how to make coffee lovers happy! This cup is not, however, double-walled nor insulated. See our full collection of Bodum cups for double-walled options.

This cup is 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide at the top. So, it will not fit under the Nespresso Essenza spout unless you hold it as the coffee is dispensed. If you have an Essenza, a cup needs to be 3.5″ tall or less; see this page for more information and photos related to fitting a cup under your Essenza spout.

This cup is also offered with yellow, orange and blue grips. The price will vary for a set of two, depending on the source. Each of these links takes you to Amazon.com, which fulfils all of the orders.

Set of 2, at Amazon.com.

 

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Stackable Lungo Cups

Stackable Lungo Cups Thanks to a recent LungoCups.com visitor for spotting these super-handy lungo cups! They fit 5 ounces if you fill to the very top, so, there’s plenty of room for Nespresso’s factory setting of 3.75 ounce lungo.  This cup set gets a lot of rave reviews at Amazon: 4.5 stars out of 5 at the time of this post, with more than 200 customer reviews.

Customers are using this cup for lungos and cappuccinos, mostly. They like the low profile that fits under a low spout, like the Nespresso Essenza.

These are Porcelain, with four to a set. You can see by the image that they come with a stackable stand and saucers. In white only.

Available from Amazon.com.

 

 

Nespresso CitiZ Glass Espresso Cups

Nespresso Citiz Glass Espresso Cup

This beautiful glass espresso cup is designed by Nespresso, so of course it’s gorgeous! It’s part of Nespresso’s CitiZ collection, which features a machine, cups and several accessories.

These hand-blown, double-walled glasses keep your shot of espresso warm while showing off the beauty of the Nespresso coffee. You’ll love just looking at the deep, rich brown coffee topped by a dense crema!

We’re offering this as a set of 4 espresso cups via Amazon.com, where this qualifies for Prime shipping.

Each cup holds 80 ml, or 2.7 oz. So, it’s not a lungo size, but it’s still a good cup for your collection!

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4 Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Cups

Comes in a set of 4

Classic La Bella Tavola Cup

This classic coffee cup is designed by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass as part of his La Bella Tavola full tableware line. His classic, simple designs are recognized worldwide. And, of course, since he’s Italian, he understands the inherent delights of a good, strong, and small cup of coffee — the kind Nespresso has perfected. See a bio of Sottsass here.

The designer.

The designer.

This cup is just the right size for your lungos at a 7-ounce capacity. It’s short height will fit the Nespresso machines that have limited height issues, such as the Essenza. The Porcelain material is dishwasher safe.

This cup is available from Amazon, which offers a number of La Bella Tavola items.

Order now from Amazon.

“Funky gorgeous!” double-walled cup

Curva Artisan Double-Walled Glass Cups

These super stylish, handmade, double-walled glass cups come to us from Ozeri, a design firm that specializes in modern homes. This cup set features four distinctly different designs, each with its own curve style that’s set within an insulated double wall to not only show off its design, but also to keep your hands cool when you’re drinking your hot Nespresso lungo! Since these cups are thermo, they also are free of condensation when you use them for chilled beverages.

As one reviewer put it, these cups are “funky gorgeous!”

The cup stands at about 3.5″ tall, which means it will just fit on your Nespresso Essenza machine without having to hold the cup in place while your lungo dispenses.

Like the Bodum double-walled glass cups, these are also on the fragile side, so it’s best not to put them in the dishwasher — even though the manufacturer says you can, and also offers a one-year warranty. Treat it gently, and each will delight you and your guests with a funky lungo shape.

Set of 4 at Amazon.com.

4 Ozeri Double Walled Cups with Beverages

For hot or cold beverages

4 Ozeri Double-Walled Lungo oCups

4 Different Cups

Ozeri Glass Cup Box

Box set