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.

160 count Cups: Available at Amazon.com.

Lids also available at Amazon.com.

 

 

Here’s another option made by HOMMP. It’s a very durable, 8-ounce coffee travel cup. These come with lids, so there’s no fuss ordering cups and lids separately. These are extra-thick cups and just the right height — 3.5″ tall, so they’ll fit under your Nespresso spout.

100 count cups/lids at Amazon.com.

Lungo to go! Star Wars version!

KeepCup 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.

Available from Amazon.com.

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  Available from Amazon.com.

[See all Bodum cups at LungoCups.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.

Available from Amazon.com.

 

Polish Design Mug

Polish Pottery MugThis floral pattern stoneware mug is a classic Polish design… and the mug is made in Poland. It holds 8 ounces, so a perfect lungo size.

Unfortunately, I don’t know how high this mug is, but it looks plenty low enough to clear the spout of Nespresso’s Essenza model. If any of you order this, please leave a comment below and let us know how tall this mug is, please!

This mug is not currently available, but there are similar ones at Amazon.

The Nespresso Glass Espresso Cup

This is the glass you see in all of the Nespresso images… it makes for a beautiful espresso, doesn’t it? Looks especially tempting as the last drop of coffee bounces into the cup — or when George Clooney is holding it!

This cup is a little difficult to find online. That’s because it’s a little buried at Nespresso.com’s US site. You have to log in to the Nespresso Club area first, then navigate through to the “Accessories.”

If you’re visiting from the U.K., this is probably sold out there, so try ordering from the U.S. site through links here.

Cup specs:
• Tempered glass
• 2.7 ounces
• Stainless Steel Saucer

Set of 2 with saucers  Order now from Amazon

 

 

Astrology Mugs

Pices Astrology Mug

Pices

Art and astrology are beautifully, and somewhat whimsically, combined in these astrology mugs. The bright and retro design is reminiscent of my the set of “Laugh In” — I can almost see Goldie Hawn dancing in her go-go boots!

This featured mug is Pisces. If you just like the design, you don’t have to tell anyone it’s supposed to represent Pisces!

This mug is on the large side at 10 ounces. But, it’s included here for those of you who either like your lungos big, or you just like extra room in your cups. It’s also a good size for cappuccinos. It’s only 3″ high, so it will fit nicely on an Essenza machine. The diameter is 3.75″.

The design house here is interesting… these mugs are designed by French Bull, a specialty design shop that creates its pieces with melamine, an organic compound used in many items, including retro-themed housewares.

So, whether you like the funy ’70s design, or if you’re just into astrology, maybe this is the lungo cup for you! Get one for each member of your family, or have a lungo party — just be sure to invite one friend from each Zodiac sign!

[Sorry, but these mugs are no longer available.]

Capricorn Astrology Lungo Mugs

Capricorn

Aquarius Astrology Lungo Mug

Aquarius

Aires Astrology Lungo Mug

Aires

Taurus Astrology Lungo Mug

Taurus

Gemini Astrology Lungo Mug

Gemini

Cancer Astrology Lungo Mug

Cancer

Libra Astrology Lungo Mug

Libra

Virgo Astrology Lungo Mug

Virgo

Leo Astrology Lungo Mug

Leo

Scorpio Astrology Mug

Scropio

Sagittarius Astrology Mug

Sagittarius

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: Apt2B.com. 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!

We’re sorry, but these mugs are no longer available. See similar versions at Amazon.

 

“Favorite Blends” Lungo Cup Set

Lungo Cuup SetHere’s a set of lungo mugs made just for Nespresso fans: each features a lungo blend. So, when you’re in the mood for a Fortissio, no problem. Finezzo? Got it. There’s a mug for each of the four lungo blends, so if you get them all, you’ll  have a set that’s ready for each of your lungo moods!

The design is a classic coffee-shop blackboard motif with chalk-like writing and drawing — and, of course, the lettering is color coded to match your pods! The message is printed on two sides of the cup. Since this is from Zazzle, you have the opportunity to customize this mug, if you’d like. When you click on the images below, you’ll be taken to Zazzle where you can change the words on each side. So, maybe you’d like to make the message more personal… something like: “Mike’s Favorite: Fortissio,” or “For After 7 o’Clock: Decafeinato.” You decide, or just keep the cups as is.

Each mug is hand printed by Zazzle.com, where you’ll receive excellent customer service. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Order individually for the set. Click on the each cup below to order.

Fortissio Lungo Cup

Fortissio

Finezzo Lungo Cup

Finezzo

Vivalto Lungo Cup

Vivalto

Decafeinato Lungo Cup

Decafeinato

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Your Own Coffee Mug

 

You can also create your own coffee cup design!

Iittala Taika Coffee Cup

Iittala Taika Coffee Cup“Taika” means “magic” in Finnish, and you’ll probably feel extra magical when you’re drinking your favorite Nespresso lungo from this cup! Designed in 2007 for Iittala by acclaimed Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. [For some interesting perspective on Haapaniemi’s work, see this blog post — very interesting designs!]

This cup is part of a full line of dinnerware from Iittala, and these cups are offered here via Amazon.com. This cup comes in several colors. If you want a matching saucer, you’ll have to order that separately.

This porcelain coffee cup is a good size for your lungo. Iittala calls this a cappuccino cup, but some who’ve purchased this seem to dispute that. You can read through all the reviews at Amazon yourself, but it seems that some believe the capacity is just too small for a cappuccino. But, I think you’ll find this to be just right for a lungo.

The Amazon description calls this a 6.75-ounce cup, but a kind reviewer measured it for me and says it holds 8 ounces of water to the very brim. Knowing that Nespresso’s factory settings for a lungo are 3.75 ounces, you’ve got a lot of wiggle room there. And, it’s 2.5″ height is an easy fit under your Nespresso spout. No problem there. Made of durable porcelain, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Exact measurements from a reviewer named “Cream Cake”:

3-1/2″ diameter on circle on the top of the cup
2-1/2″ from bottom to top of cup
2-3/4″ diameter on circle on bottom of cup
4″ from outer handle to opposite outside rim of cup
Order from Amazon.

Red Iittala Cppuccion Cup

Red

Iittala Taika White Coffee Mug

White

Italian-made glass coffee cup

Cappuccino Cup with Stainless Steel Handle

Here’s a classic design: glass cup with stainless steel handle. Very European. Made by Italian glassware company Bormioli Rocco Verdi, this cappuccino cup is made with tempered glass, suitable for hot or cold beverages.

But of course, we want to use this for our lungos, and with an 8-ounce capacity, this size will definitely hold the factory setting 3.75-ounce lungo, but also is good for those of you who change the settings and add a little more water. The glass style makes for a beautiful display of Nespresso’s rich lungo.

The handles are removable for easy cleaning. If you’re concerned about this handle, here’s a handy quote from an Amazon review: “i have normal size old lady hands and 3 fingers fit in handle.” At the time of this post, this lungo coffee cup had earned a 4.1 star out of 5-star rating from Amazon, with 31 total reviews. Not bad!

You get  four to a set in a gift box.

Available from Amazon.com.

Lavazza Cup Set

Lavazza Cup SetOK, we know this is crazy. After all, you’re brand is Nespresso, so why drink Nespresso from a Lavazza cup? Well, if you like coffee, then you probably know and appreciate the Italian brand coffee, Lavazza. And maybe you’re like us, and you like to travel, too.

If that’s the case, then this coffee mug can bring back some nice travel memories as you sip your favorite Nespresso lungo!

Another thing about this mug is the size: it’s 5.5 ounces. That’s just about as small as a mug can get to fit Nespresso’s factory lungo setting of 3.75 ounces. So, if you’ve altered your settings, or if you like your lungos with a little more water, then this mug will be too small. This is for those of you who really like a small/short, rich coffee.

Comes in a set of 6 cups and saucers.

Available at Amazon.com.

 

Konitz White Coffee Cup with Saucer

Konitz White Coffee Cup with SaucerHere’s a classic coffee cup: the Konitz Coffee Bar Cappuccino cup with matching saucer. This cup has a 6-ounce capacity, so depending on your lungo preference, could be the perfect size. If you’re Nespresso machine is still calibrated at factory settings, then this cup will work — factory settings are 3.75 ounces.

And, like all of our mugs here, this is nice and low, to fit comfortably under the spout on your Nespresso machine. Be advised — this is on the wide side because it’s intended as a cappuccino mug. So, of course, it makes for a nice Nespresso cappuccino mug — you can be sure no foam will get caught on the tip of your Nespresso spout!

This cup comes four to a set, available at Amazon.com.

Konitz 4-set Coffee Mug

Comes in set of 4.

Pont Neuf Paris Lungo Mug

Pont Neuf, Paris, Lungo Mug

Here’s a beautiful rendition of the famous, romantic Pont Neuf in Paris. This original oil painting by Susan Payne-Trutna is sharply hand printed onto a 6 oz. coffee mug — perfect for your Nespresso lungo.

Like most of the mugs here, this is offered by Zazzle, where you can count on great customer service, easy ordering, bulk discounts, easy returns, and everything you want when you order online!

Order now from Zazzle.com.

Vintage Japanese Stamps Mug

Vintage Japanese Stamps Lungo Mug

Here’s a new design featuring beautiful vintage Japanese postage stamps. The colors seem to almost match your Nespresso capsules!

This is another Zazzle mug, which means it’s hand-printed with vivid detail, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. It also means you can order one or 100 with the same really great Zazzle customer support.

We put this lungo cup into our “nataionalities” category for those of you who like to travel. We like to visit coffee shops when we travel, and of course we like to come home and relive the memories as we sip our favorite lungo. So, here’s a way to combine two pleasures, travel and coffee!

Order now from Zazzle.com.

50 Nespresso Capsules: Variety

50 Nespresso Capsules

Of course, there’s always a need to stock up on Nespresso capsules, right? So, we’ve added some here to make it easy. We know you can order from your Nespresso account, too, but if you’re in the mood, just click here and order through Amazon.

  • 5 boxes of 10 different varieties Nespresso capsules
  • One sleeve each of 10 Ristretto, 10 Livanto, 10 Arpeggio, 10 Capriccio, and 10 Roma

Order now from Amazon.

 

You can also order Peet’s Nespresso-compatible pods, which are less expensive and still pretty darn good coffee!

Also, if you find that your lungos or espressos are too weak, it might mean that the machine needs to be reset: You may want to calibrate your Nespresso machine’s settings.

Berlin Wall Graffiti Lungo Cup

Berlin Wall Lungo CupWe all read about it, saw the images on TV. It was a great event of our lifetime: the Wall came down! Here’s a small piece of the Berlin Wall on this lungo-sized espresso cup. You can see part of the concrete wall on this image, which mostly shows the solidarity of hands grasping the metal rebar.

This coffee cup is small — it’s just right for a Nespresso lungo set at factory settings, which is about 4 ounces.

Order now from Zazzle.com.

Southern Weave

Southern WeaveAnother in our weave series — see them all by clicking the “weave” tag below. This 6 oz. lungo mug fits nicely in a Nespresso Essenza machine.

Purchase now at Zazzle.com.

Woven Diamonds

Woven Diamonds Lungo MugOne of several in this series of woven images — buy all three! Click the “weave” tag below to see them all.

Order now from Zazzle.

Woven Skyline Lungo Mug Style

Woven Skyline Lungo Mug

Here’s our newest lungo mug — wrapped in an image of a colorful weave. This mug, like all of our mugs, is offered by our partner Zazzle.com.

Zazzle offers only high-quality mugs, with no minimum orders or set-up fees. You can even customize this, if you wish. Just click the “customize” button and add your name ,a business logo, or anything you’d like!

Order now from Zazzle.

Ya, ve love sveden!

Swedish Flag Lungo MugIf you’re a Swede, you definitely drink coffee. The stronger the better! So drink up, elskling! Skol!

Like most of the mugs here, this is offered by Zazzle, where you can count on great customer service, easy ordering, bulk discounts, easy returns, and everything you want when you order online!

Order now from Zazzle.

Coffee is better!

Coffee is Better Lungo MugCoffee is good, but martinis are better!

That’s what you tell your friends, literally, when they see you drinking your Nespresso lungo from this mug!

Starting at $15.30 each.

Order now from Zazzle.

I Want To Go!

I Want to Go Lungo MugThis is our favorite lungo mug — inspired by gaffiti in Buenos Aires. Don’t you just sometimes feel like you want to be taken away? Of course, coffee does take us away, especially really good coffee served hot from a Nespresso machine. So, this mug covers you when you want to escape.

Starting at $15.30.   Order now from Zazzle.

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