Cool Wares for Coffee and Tea
CAFÉ SOCIETY: Give your guests a jolt with these stylish glasses, mugs, teaspoon sets, and more
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“Always grind espresso beans per drink—never grind in bulk. Freshness is key.”
—Donnie Madia, restaurateur (Avec, Blackbird, The Publican)
Potent beans for a serious shot: Dark Matter Brown Acid “Merican” Espresso Blend coffee, $18 per pound, at Star Lounge Coffee Bar, 2521 W. Chicago Ave.; 773-384-7827
Alessi Pots & Pans milk broiler, $62, at Alessi, 611 N. State St.; 312-274-6500, alessi.com
Anthropologie teaspoon set, $36, at anthropologie.com.
Nymphenburg demitasse cup, $519, and saucer, $315, by request at Kneen & Co., 400 W. Erie St., Ste. 503; 773-880-8424, kneenandco.com.
Marcel Wanders for Alessi tray, $114, at Alessi
Gaggia espresso machine, $400, at Best Buy, 555 W. Roosevelt Rd.; 312-733-6635, bestbuy.com.
Tina Frey cream and sugar set, $82, at shophorne.com.
Photography: (coffee) Anna Knott; (all others) Courtesy of vendors