illy espresso cups
On my last trip to NYC I stopped by Food Emporium on ...more
I've been on a long and exhaustive search for great espresso cups. I've searched all the usual suspects and they all come short. Dont get me wrong, there are lots of options out there, but few have much character. Some have too much character. On my last trip to NYC I stopped by Food Emporium on the Upper East Side for a cup-o-joe (espresso, that is). They serve illy coffee, the pride of Italy. I've always known of illy, had it many times, yet somehow, the image of their cups escaped my mind. The illy cups are just perfect. Each is just simple enough with a little bit of charm. The loop handle is adorable. Pinch with your fingers and sip the dreamy espresso goodness!
These cups are everything: sturdy, fashionable, compact, timeless, fancy, Italian. I first came across these cups while traveling around Italy. As soon as I got back, I ordered a pair for all of my friends and they all loved them - and so will you! One warning I have to give about these cups is that they are not very sturdy. Their roundness makes them pretty wobbly - but not like those spill proof baby cups. But lucky you, these cups also come with saucers! Hooray for spill protection!