So every year, CoffeeGeek wants to find you very unique and stylish (and functional!) espresso cups to give to the serious coffee and espresso lover in your life. This year, I found this gem.
Ritzenhoff is a very famous European designer of stemware, glassware and porcelain. This year, they've produced a line of stylish espresso cups, cappuccino cups and latte cups that are also very functional in that they are double walled glassware for better insulation of your beverage's temperature.
These are the amazing looking espresso cups. They come complete with a saucer and spoon. At $43 per cup/saucer set, it may seem expensive, but are a steal as far as Ritzenhoff designs go and the detailed construction that make up the glass. There is also a latte cup and saucer set available for $50.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.