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


“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

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

Bodum 5-ounce Lungo Cup

Bodum 5 oz Lungo Cup

A favorite for lungo fans, this Bodum 5-ounce cup is a great cup for your Nespresso lungo, or a double-shot of espresso. We love Bodum cups because they make the coffee look as good as it tastes! The double-walled glass is meticulously engineered to keep the outside wall comfortable to hold, while the insulation and inside cup keeps your coffee hot.

If you like your lungos with a little more water, then you may need a cup with a larger capacity. Use the Categories to the right, or the “Capacity” navigation at the top of this page, to find the size that’s right for you. Nespresso machines are factory set at 3.75 ounces, so for most of you, this 5-ounce capacity should be plenty.

The size is just right to fit in your Nespresso machines, even the Essenzas and Citiz.

Bodum says these are dishwasher safe, but be careful. Lots of reviewers who’ve purchased Bodum double-walled cups find they are sensitive.  If you have any experience with Bodum cups for your lungos, please post here. We’d all love to hear from you!

Set of 2: $26.22  Available from

[See all Bodum cups at]

Norman Ave Thermo Mugs

Norman Ave Thermo MugsHere are some really cool mugs with a design that can only come from Scandinavia: the Norman Ave mug by Creative Danes.

First, the important specs: these are 3.5″h x 3.25″d and each holds 210 ml or roughly 7.1 ounces. Yes, this is a bit high, especially for the Nespresso Essenza. So, if you’ve got that machine, you’d have to hold this mug in place while your lungo dispenses… but if you have the Pixie, you can flip the drip tray down to make room for a higher mug.

More about this mug: each is hand painted (but there’s no paintbrush!), and each features insulated double walls to keep beverages hot. So, it’s a lot like the Bodum lungo cup, in that sense. Also, each comes with a porcelain lid that doubles as a saucer — a very Danish touch!

Okay, now about the source where you can buy these puppies: If you live in the L.A. area, you may know this place. This is a group of with-it designers who know retail, but mostly they know what people want: style without expense.  They make furnishing a home or apartment easy (at least in the L.A. area) by delivering all of your decor at once. When you visit their web site (they don’t have a retail store, eliminates expensive overhead), check out their room packages: they’ve got it all planned out, or you can design your own. Funny thing is, this is a group of really stylish people, but they don’t have Nespresso machines… Seems every apartment in L.A. should have a Pixie!

Set of 4 Norman Ave Thermo Mugs: $70.00. Order now from

[Note this: Unless you live in L.A., you’ll be shown a message that says these cannot be delivered to you. But, Alex at Apt2B says he’ll be happy to work with you, so be sure to send them in inquiry!]

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
  • $17.95 for set of 2 at Sur La Table
Bodum Lungo Cup on Nespresso Essenza

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Bodum Glass Cup on Essenza -- Instagram Version

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Height of 9 oz. Bodum Double-Wall Glass Cup

Height of 9 oz. Bodum  Double-Wall Glass Cup