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Cup Collection, Volume 2
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Cup Collection, Volume 2

Over the past few years, I've become an unabashed "cup hound", in that I like the look and shape of cups designed for coffee and espresso. I even wrote an article on it once, called Artistry in a Cup, over at the CoffeeGeek site. Cups are cool, because they frame an even more amazing thing - a quality shot of espresso, or a great cup of coffee.

The following are multiple pictures of my latest acquisitions (as of Jan, 2000), and I've included descriptions of each and where to buy them (if available) if you like what you see.

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Bodum Doppio - $20
Very hard to find Doppio Cups. Bodum USA doesn't sell them, Bodum Canada rarely does.
Bodum Doppio - $20
Here's the Doppio cup with approximately 1.5 ounces of espresso in it. Perfect for "espresso con panna" drinks (with whipped cream).
Doppio Cup
Here's the empty cup. Note the nice rib shape that makes for an interesting profile. Handles are formed plastic.
Bodum Passione, $9
These are also VERY hard to find, Bodum doesn't seem to import them often. Great cups in classic espresso and cappuccino shape.
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Passione Espresso
Here's the espresso cup with the good stuff in it. If you are looking for these, the Bodum # is 5713-10. Saucer is nice and almost flat.
Sasaki Colorstone, $25
These are my everyday cups for americanos and cappuccinos. Great, ultra thick cups that are nearly impossible to break. Expensive.
Sasaki Colorstone, $25
The Colorstone cups are available in a wide variety of colours, and are part of an entire line of dishes from Sasaki. All very expensive.
Sasaki Comparison
Side by side comparsion of the two sasaki cups. Jeanette's fav colour is purple; mine is hunter green. Can you guess who's cup is who's? :)
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Sasaki Colorstone
Top view of the Colorstone Hunter Green cup. See how thick these things are? After 2 years of use, they are like new, they're so durable.
Wing Royale, $88/2
Very rare espresso cups, no longer imported, but if you contact www.baratza.com, they may have some still, and offer you a deal.
Wing Royale Espresso
Top view of the Wing Royale cup shows the very unique saucer shape and work. These are delicate cups, and quite unique.
Wing Arte Cup, $104/2
Same shape as the Wing Royale, but these are the Wing Arte espresso cups. Again, extremely rare, impossible to find, no longer imported.
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Wing Arte Cappuccino
Top view of the Wing Arte cappuccino cup shows the intricate pattern and unique shape of the saucer.
Cappuccino Traditional, $16
Very traditional porcelain cappuccino cups and matching flat saucers from Italy. Bought from Ming Wo in Vancouver.
Cappuccino, Top
Top view of the cappuccino cups, shows the nice detailing work - hunter green, burgandy red piping, white interior.
Hario 1 Cup Coffee, $?
This is the cup portion from a very rare Hario self-contained one cup coffee maker. Hario does not list this product any longer, and I've never seen it online.
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Hario 1 Cup Coffee
Hario 1 cup self contained kit, complete. Stainless steel, glass, and black plastic. Very small - the cup capacity is maybe 5 ounces.
Hario 1 Cup
Here are all the parts that make up this Hario 1 cup unit. I bought this off of eBay back in 1999.
Platin Crema, $19
Very rare cups, no longer imported by Baratza - these were sold in sets of six (about $110) And feature gold plating on the cups.
Platin Cup
Top view of the platin cup with an Americano inside. Shows the detail on the saucer.
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Platin Crema
This shows the Platin Crema cup next to an unnamed cup, also imported by Baratza LLC (no longer). At one point, Solis was exporting these.
No Name Cup
No name cup, temporarily imported by Baratza LLC. Nice, big cup for a big latte or triple cappuccino.
Noname Cup
Top view of the no name cup. I like and don't like this cup, but I can't put my finger on it.

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