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Keep coffee and tea hot, and cold beverages cold in style. The Bodum Bistro Double Wall Mug Set comes with 2 double-walled glass mugs in your choice of 10 oz, 15oz, and 15.2 oz sizes. These clear borosilicate glass mugs stay cool to the touch thanks to their double-walled design, and when holding cold beverages, won’t collect condensation to threaten the fine finish on wood furniture. Bodum Bistro Double Wall Glasses are microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe.
I'm always excited when I get to write about new items, which is why I was really jazzed, this week, when we got some new stuff from Bodum.
|First are a pair of new pair of French presses, the Crema and the Eileen.The elegant Crema is a classic example of Bodum's intelligent and functional design, while the artistic Eileen impresses with the unique styling of its stainless steel housing.|
Once you've brewed your coffee, you'll need something to put it in. That's where the new Pavina and Bistro glasses take the stage. Both crafted from mouth-blown double walled glass, these glasses are an elegant way to keep your hot drinks hot and your cool drinks cool. The 15 oz Pavina is ideal for showcasing drinks with layering effects, like the latte macchiato. The 5 oz Bistro cups are ideal for serving espresso.
|Last on our list is the Bodum Latteo manual milk frother. Just add some fresh milk and work the plunger for delicious frothed milk, perfect for cappuccinos.|
There are some pretty impressive gourmet restaurants out there. At times, the food may be debatable, but the presentation is always impeccable. Great chefs know that a part of the culinary experience lies in the table service. You just don't serve a gourmet meal on disposable plates. And, so it is with fine espresso. But, it's not solely aesthetics; the cup you're extracting into could have a tangible impact on your espresso.
Everything from the shape, size and material of a cup should be taken into account. Though there is no "standard" shape for an espresso cup, most of them tend have to a softly rounded form that is narrow at the bottom and gets progressively wider at the rim. The wider opening at the top is said to enhance crema presentation, while narrow bottom encourages espresso flavor concentration. The shape also allows to the cup to retain heat evenly so that you don't get hot and cold spots within your beverage.
The size of the cup is also critical. A widely respected espresso authority, the World Barista Championship (WBC), states in its Rules and Regulations that espresso must be served in two- to three-ounce (60-90ml) cups with handles. The Gaggia Logo, Rancilio Logo, Pasquini Logo, Illy Almodovar and Julian Schnabel espresso cups are all solid choices that fall within WBC guidelines. Espresso cups are made tiny for a reason. The compact size of the espresso cup is designed to promote heat retention by reducing the surface area exposed to the air. Also, a single shot of espresso is only 1-1.5 fl.oz, while a double shot barely tips the scale at 2-2.5 fl.oz, so the espresso would be lost in a large cup. A 2-ounce cup is perfect for a single shot; if you're brewing a double go for a 3-ounce demitasse.
Espresso-machine manufacturers go through great lengths to ensure heat stability during the brewing process, but once the espresso is extracted, it's up to the cup to prevent heat loss. We always advocate preheating your cups, but you can also guard against premature cooling by paying close attention to the material of your espresso cup. Most demitasses are made of porcelain, as it is an excellent insulator. Though, you should keep in mind that there are different grades of porcelain. Porcelain created using high firing temps is tougher and more durable; most connoisseurs prefer thick porcelain espresso cups like the Bodum Pavina Grip Porcelain, Francis Reptilia or Gaggia Platinum cups. Also particularly adept at heat preservation are double-walled cups. The contents stay hot while the exterior of the cups remain cool to the touch; if this is appealing to you, check out the Bodum Pavina, Assam or Canteen Glass cups. Of course, glass cups also have the added advantage of allowing you to see and appreciate your espresso.Next time you're pulling a shot, take a moment to consider the cup! Good espresso deserves to be enjoyed from great cups.
Works but is way to thin and fragile. In line with the bodum pebo (santos), cheaply made to keep you coming back for replacements.
Rated 3 out of 5
Has owned for:
Less than 1 month
Cup looks great, does exactly as advertised. Here's the but. After first trip in the dishwasher's top rack - prior to first use - water got inside the walls of glass in the cup. It eventually dried, but now there's a film and it looks perpetually dirty. There is a small dime sized rubber plug/seal in the base - to allow for humidity/pressure variations and it did not work very well. Not cool - especially for the price.
Less than 1 month
Does exactly as advertised.
Wash by hand - after first trip in the dishwasher (prior to first use) water got inside the walls of the cup. It eventually dried, but now there's a film.
Recommend hand wash or use better seals
They keep the hot coffee hot and they are beautiful. Only one blemish - the patent info is right in view. Wish bodum could have tucked it further under toward the cup center.
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
More than 1 year
I have 4 types of Bodum double-walled borosilicate glass cups and glasses (12 pc total). They are by far the best vessels from which I have ever had a drink. The coffee stays hot, the beer stays cold. I have had my earliest purchase over a year and a half of daily use and none of these products has broken. I was a bit gun-shy with my first purchase because of earlier reviews and I did take one precaution. I don't use a metal spoon to stir in the coffee flavoring after putting in my double shot, I use a lexan spoon. All the cups and glasses are cleaned in our Kitchen-Aid dishwasher on the regular setting. When I experience a Starbucks in a paper cup or another cup of coffee in a standard mug, it is a few steps down in quality and I can tell it. If you purchase a super-automatic and don't purchase a double-walled borosilicate glass product, you are missing what coffee should taste like.
More than 1 year