I've never been much of a cup/saucer/spoon/napkin enthusiast. I have seen beautifully unique, rare demitasse and thought, "ooh, cool," but have never been moved to say anything. But tonight- tonight i saw something that changed all that. While scanning a pic of myself nervously holding my breath before my first time competing at wrbc, i noticed a shadow on my minimalist (cheap) white saucers in the corner of the frame. The light in the photo had cast an eerie yet comforting blue-green radiance on them. It matched one of the stripes in my shirt.

At that point, i became strangely driven to find a demitasse cup in that color. The search was a swift one; i found it and stopped dead, silent and captivated. I am enamored like never before. Pairing that color(!!!) with that simplistic shape is what allows it to stand so proudly quiet. Defiantly beautiful, yet nostalgic-- like a a swimming pool, a classic car, the color bathrooms should be painted:

Wow, i can't believe i'm lusting after a cup... after being such a "cup snob" snob. I've only ever seen what's on the inside. I feel like a teenage boy who just discovered girls. I just met the kind of cup that could make whatever it contains sing. Come on, you see it, too- i know you do. Every time you peek into virgin white vessel, you're fantasizing about sliding your big fat crema into it all morning long; making all your customers smile and dance out of your cafe, lovestruck and happy.
...Wow. That color really did something to me.

Views: 62

Comment

You need to be a member of Barista Exchange to add comments!

Join Barista Exchange

Comment by The Barista Formerly Known As JavaJ on July 28, 2008 at 3:42pm
Did you not use tulips Ben?
Comment by Wilson Hines on July 28, 2008 at 8:21am
Very nice cups, indeed. I think I would easily become a "cup snob" of sorts, if I could only afford it. I would rather spend the money on the espresso beans. I love Illy's stuff and I think a lot of the stuff on espresso parts is just fantastic, after all that is what I use. But, they are just the standard brown espresso cups. I found the best cups/saucers for an 8 oz capp to be a set I bought years before I was into coffee that came with some dishes - they just work great. But, I think the best cups I have seen, without the art work as with Illy, would have to be Terrakeramik.com They are so simple, yet so elegant. But, I probably would never pay that much for one cup. Not me...I don't think.
Comment by Benza Lance on July 27, 2008 at 11:23am
you rockin tulips next year?
cuz I am. Those suckers are sweeeeeet.

Barista Exchange Partners

Barista Exchange Friends

Keep Barista Exchange Free

Are you enjoying Barista Exchange? Is it helping you promote your business and helping you network in this great industry? Donate today to keep it free to all members. Supporters can join the "Supporters Group" with a donation. Thanks!

Clicky Web Analytics

© 2020   Created by Matt Milletto.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service