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.

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.”

$13.99 for a pack of 8from Amazon.com. Also available in black.

Black Plastic 8 oz. Cup

Also available in black.

8 oz. Belleek Shamrock Mug

Belleek-Shamrock-Mug-(Set-of-2)

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!

$117.84 for a set of twoat WayFair.com.

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 from $18.28 to $30.99 for a set of two, depending on the source. Each of these links takes you to Amazon.com, which fulfills all of the orders.

See this cup, sold for $29.95 in a set of 2, at Amazon.com.

 

“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.

$32.95 for 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

Disposable to-go lungo cups

Dixie 8 oz. To-Go Coffee Cup

Dixie 8 oz.

If you’re just looking for a disposable travel coffee cup to grab and go, it’s harder to find than you’d imagine, isn’t it? After all, you see them everywhere — kinda like the one here, to the left, made by Dixie. But, most are either 12 ounce or 16 ounce, and you want one that’s 8-10 ounces. So, I’ve looked around, and this post has links to some of your options. I hope you like them — if you find any others, please reply to this post and let me know!

The Dixie 8 ounce cup shown to the left can be purchased at Amazon in varying package quantities. The links here take you to the 160-count page.  The trouble is, this package does not come with lids.  You have to order them separately, and they come in varying package sizes, too. But guess what? Not in 160-count! Here’s a link to a 100-count package at Amazon.com.

Cups: $15.00 for 160 at Amazon.com.

Lids: $4.86 for 100 at Amazon.com.

 

 

Pride 8 oz. Travel Lungo Cups

Pride 8 oz.

 

Pride 8 oz.Another option is the Pride 8 ounce coffee travel cup. These come with lids, so there’s no fuss ordering cups and lids separately. But, these are your basic paper coffee cups — there’s no coating to keep your fingers cool like the Dixie cup above.

$1.99 for 8 cups/lids at Amazon.com.

Lungo to go!

KeepCup Lungo To-Go CupKeepCup is a to-go cup you’re going to really love. I have two myself, in different colors. This is just what you need if you’re looking for a smaller travel coffee cup; but KeepCup also has these available in 12-ounce and 16-ounce versions, if you need an entire set!

Here’s why you’ll love these travel lungo cups:

• They’re just the right size for your lungo, with an 8-ounce capacity.

• They feel good when you hold them. The plastic has a nice finish to it, and the rubber ring shields you from the hot coffee.

• The lid doesn’t cut your lip when you sip! The soft plastic is contoured just right, and it feels good when you sip. You probably have experiences other to-go cups that feel funny on your lips, but the KeepCup designers know this, and designed a lid that feels good. This is probably one of many reasons this cup has won a number of design awards!

• They don’t require heating before filling, so your lungo stays hot.

• Great color options! The cup featured here (called “jalapeno”) shows a bright orange band with a red topper, but there are lots of other color combinations.

This cup is 3.5″ tall, so it’ll just fit under an Essenza spout: you don’t have to hold it in place while your lungo dispenses if you use the Essenza Nespresso model.

$10.00 each from Amazon.com.