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.

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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 — $34.27.  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.

$24.95 for set of two.  Available from WayFair.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.

From $60 for a set of 2 — 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.

$30.00 per set — available from Amazon.com

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 6.75 ounces, so it’s a good lungo sizes, especially if you tend to add a little more water than the factory stetting, whic is 3.75 ounces.

 

  • 6.75oz/200ml perfect for tea/coffee or cold beverages and cocktails
  • 100% Borosilicate Glass
  • High Heat Resistance
  • Set of 2
  • Measures 3″ wide and 3″ tall

$14.95 for 2  — order from Amazon.com.

6.8 oz. Bodum Porcelain Tumbler

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 silicon 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 for $34.50.