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Thread: Cups cups cups!

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    Senior Member WhatEverBeansNecessary's Avatar
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    Cups cups cups!

    Hi Snobs,

    There are a few cup threads already, but nothing lately.
    The bees knees is pretty much ACF which aren't produced anymore or there is the Nuova Point which are still made in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The NP cups don't seem to have that classic tulip shape (at least not in the colour I like).

    I have also seen thick porcelain cups by segafredo which have a lovely shape.

    What do you have and what would you recommend in terms of thick walled, tulip and porcelain?

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    These guys seem interesting not sure if they are any good, I was going to order some to see what they are like: acfcups.com.au Cup and Company.

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    I have had the acf cups for a long time and they are great. I also have some lovely small flat white cups by inker which are really nice. A local cafe was selling them and at the time I could not find anywhere else as they seemed to be wholesale only. Not sure if that is still the same.

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    I've got ACF and Incasa cups. The ACF cups are definitely brilliant. You could also look at d'Ancap or Acme cups.

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    I bought a set of these from Antony at Casa Espresso after seeing them on the shelf there. I have a couple of set of ACF cups which are good but I have to admit these ones i got recently are what i would suggest. Yes only white and Ivory in colour but good to drink from, durable and also light. Below is the link.

    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/verona-ivory.html

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeechris View Post
    I bought a set of these from Antony at Casa Espresso after seeing them on the shelf there. I have a couple of set of ACF cups which are good but I have to admit these ones i got recently are what i would suggest. Yes only white and Ivory in colour but good to drink from, durable and also light. Below is the link.

    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/verona-ivory.html

    Chris
    Official latte art cups too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatEverBeansNecessary View Post
    The NP cups don't seem to have that classic tulip shape
    These come pretty close...
    https://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/.../?cn=594&rf=cn

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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I will have to do some further investigation and make the difficult decision.

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    Bought me a couple of Bodum thermal glass double walled cups from Myer ( on special of course ) and they certainly add to the snob's experience. Watching the crema develop in the cup is a sight to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbudgie View Post
    Bought me a couple of Bodum thermal glass double walled cups from Myer ( on special of course ) and they certainly add to the snob's experience. Watching the crema develop in the cup is a sight to see.
    Probably the number 1 reason I like glass cups over cermaic/porcelain!

    I did go and order the ones from segafredo - which turns out to be incasa cups made in China. they don't quite have that old world charm to them like Nuova Point or ACF but they are a good size for my collection - 155ml i think. I have 220ml latte glasses, 90ml machiatto glasses and the 155 are good middle ground for a stronger milk drink that isn't quite either

    Also they are bright orange which matches my Motta milk jugs.
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    Whenever anyone puts up a thread about cups I can't resist posting a picture of these beautiful things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Whenever anyone puts up a thread about cups I can't resist posting a picture of these beautiful things.

    Lovely cups Rocky.

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    I'm reasonably happy with these Cup Co cups, the first batch i got had poor quality finishes around the handles, but they sent me a whole new set straight away(great customer service). I would say they are good for people looking for a fairly reasonably priced cup, but are nothing like the quality of the acf cups made in Italy(brown ones in the pics).

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    They look like the ones on acfcups.com.au. From the sounds of it from the website ACF and Cup and Co are partnered now. They certainly look similar. I might order some of those myself, they are just what I am looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shewey View Post
    They look like the ones on acfcups.com.au. From the sounds of it from the website ACF and Cup and Co are partnered now. They certainly look similar. I might order some of those myself, they are just what I am looking for.
    They aren't as good as the Italian acf cups like the brown ones in the picture. This is the kind of thing you'll see, small imperfections, but nice shapes.

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    Veneziano have the full range of Inker cups on their shop site, including orange.;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Veneziano have the full range of Inker cups on their shop site, including orange.;-)
    Nooooooooo..... It's too late now as I got some. But the second one breaks I am going to give them a go!
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    I have the Inker cups in sea foam colour, they are awesome. Have always wanted some more though in other colours. Thanks for the link!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    I'm reasonably happy with these Cup Co cups, the first batch i got had poor quality finishes around the handles, but they sent me a whole new set straight away(great customer service). I would say they are good for people looking for a fairly reasonably priced cup, but are nothing like the quality of the acf cups made in Italy(brown ones in the pics).]]
    Are there cups in this photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatEverBeansNecessary View Post
    The bees knees is pretty much ACF which aren't produced anymore
    ACFs aren't being made anymore?

    I love that ACF look, so I quite like ACME cups. The 150ml is a nice size for a double mac, and good for a flat white for those who like less milk than the old school 190ml flat white cups.
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    When I first bought my machine I also bought a set of Maxwell & Williams 'White Basics'.
    These are a big 220ml cup (full to brim) and whilst nice elegant cups, are thin-walled and lose heat quickly.
    I used them about twice before I realised they were way too big for the amount of contents I like in my coffee.
    Friends who like a 'big bucket of milk' think they are just fine, however.
    I would like another half-dozen Terra Keramic but sourcing them is just too much trouble (and my friends empty them in two gulps).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashie View Post
    ACFs aren't being made anymore?
    Not since 2010 or so from memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic_Matt View Post
    Not since 2010 or so from memory!
    Whoa, I have vintage cups. Always taken them for granted. I'm sure this means I'm sure to accidentally drop and break one in the coming week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Veneziano have the full range of Inker cups on their shop site, including orange.;-)
    Just an FYI - emailed them and received a response that their Inker range is currently limited to the following:



    Unfortunately missing the gorgeous cappuccino cups shown on their website


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    Or you could try the beautiful Italian made Ancap range

    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/ancap-italian-cups.html

    Cheers

    Antony
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    Quote Originally Posted by shewey View Post
    They look like the ones on acfcups.com.au. From the sounds of it from the website ACF and Cup and Co are partnered now. They certainly look similar. I might order some of those myself, they are just what I am looking for.
    The Italian company ACF went broke about 5 years ago.

    Cup and Co, ACME etc are Chinese made.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casa Espresso View Post
    Or you could try the beautiful Italian made Ancap range

    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/ancap-italian-cups.html

    Cheers

    Antony
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    Certainly would be my choice, with Christmas fast approaching, what a terrific gift idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casa Espresso View Post
    Or you could try the beautiful Italian made Ancap range
    Thanks Antony - I do indeed love the shape of the Verona cups and have had them open in a browser window for the last few days while I mulled over my decision, but unfortunately wifey isn't keen on white. I've ordered a set of black Cup and Co cups - will see how they fare for quality when they arrive.

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    What Brand of cups are these? Still available to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Whenever anyone puts up a thread about cups I can't resist posting a picture of these beautiful things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sten186 View Post
    What Brand of cups are these? Still available to buy?
    These are Terra Keramik, Swiss made and quite pricey at around $50 per cup. You will have to google the name to find suppliers in Australia (I believe there is one).
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    Flynn is spot on, one of our sponsors used to import them (to order I think) the supply seemed to be quite erratic.

    Lovely looking cups, yes! very expensive, Swiss made I believe.
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    The TK cups are beautiful. I tried to get some but the sole importer / supplier was unresponsive to email and no number to call. I searched every which way to find other suppliers and whilst they could be ordered from overseas the price was prohibitive (I would have had to put them in a secure vault ;-)).
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    I have spent all morning trying to find a supplier, no joy... Ugh,

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    Well, can order them from http://www.terrakeramik.ch/

    But 4 mugs is about $260. I need to save a bit more I had a laugh. Wasnt expecting that...

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    The place I found was Overdose specialty cafe in Ramsgate, Sydney. I have no interest in buying more cups so I didn't bother trying to contact them. Their website has a contact us webform which i imagine won't be responded to straight away but they also have a facebook page which lists a contact ph.

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    Hi all,

    We don't have any of the TK cups but we have some pretty special designs and patterns

    https://www.casaespresso.com.au/anca...-cups.html?p=3


    Plain white, new Gold Rim Torino, Black Palermo or decorated

    Cheers

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    those Black Rim Palermo's are very nice, for the 150ml version i have a serious case of the wants..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    those Black Rim Palermo's are very nice, for the 150ml version i have a serious case of the wants..
    I agree Janus.

    They are my pick. Elegant and stylish.

    Also the size works for me at 150ml, gives a nice milk/coffee ratio.

    Interesting in the industry we are seeing a move towards smaller cup sizes now.

    A trend i like

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    My favs from a few birthdays ago :

    IMG_0985.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by moreCoffee View Post
    My favs from a few birthdays ago :

    IMG_0985.jpg
    Ah yes our Arlecchino series!
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    Thanks Antony, will be placing my order over the weekend. Still bummed I can’t get TK, but I love the Anscap ones you have Antony.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by sten186 View Post
    Thanks Antony, will be placing my order over the weekend. Still bummed I canít get TK, but I love the Anscap ones you have Antony.

    Thanks
    Sten I would let the $50 saving per cup salve my dissapointment 😀

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    Those TK cups are beautiful. Do they have a nice thin lip?

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    I was fortunate enough to build a good collection of ACF (before kids!) .... if anybody has a spare 80ml tulip in red I would be keen to know as I have had one breakage.

    Anyway I was out at a cafe the other day and was impressed with their cups - thinking that they were ACF. As a coffee snob I turned it over to find what it was They were labelled "Brew" which was a little hard to find. Anyway I tracked them down by Googling "brew coffee cup and saucer". I was very impressed with the Black Smoke Matte. Ranging between $8-$10 they are not a bad price and similar to what the ACF cost back in the day.

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    Nice find Sir'...

    Mal.

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    ACME and Co from Coffee parts, great cups at a reasonable price and you can mix and match colours

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    We bought these loveramics a few months back and really enjoy them. They feel really well made and are a nice shape.


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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    ooooo. They ar ereally nice! Love the colours.

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