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.

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

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.

Michael Lin Cappuccino Cups by Illy

If you know coffee, you know Illy, and if you know Illy, you may know about the “Illy Art Collection,” which regularly introduces a limited line of espresso and cappuccino cups, like this set designed by Michael Lin. This floral collection is signed and numbered by the artist himself.

In this cup collection, you’ll get six handleless cups, each with a different floral saucer, so as a set, you’ll have a bouquet of coffee! These cups are featured here because they are 2.25″ tall and hold 6 ounces — a perfect size for a Nespresso lungo! Of course, they also are perfect for small, European-sized cappuccinos, as that’s Illy’s intent.

Lin’s art typically features floral motifs inspired by Taiwanese textiles, and often is architecturally focused. The YouTube video below shows a nice interview with Lin and features some of his large pieces of work, as well as his inspirations.

$119.00  Available from Amazon.com.