The best Sense Cup made so far
The original ceramic small Sense Cup was a favourite amongst customers – but we stopped producing it and started looking for a better manufacturing partner that can meet our standards. The process took longer than expected – we must admit – but we are happy that we kept standards high and patience strong. We found a family-run fine teaware manufacturer in Taiwan that really felt like a great match. The result was better than we expected – a super delicate porcelain cup with a snow white glossy glaze that just lets coffee glide over it.
The original Sense Cup was ceramic – which meant it had to be thicker and in general felt quite different. Fine porcelain is a better match for this cup because we can make the walls almost as thin as our glass Sense Glasses – giving a delicate but strong cup that feels just luxurious. The porcelain is translucent (you will see through it slightly) – which we absolutely love.
A wider body and thinner neck
In this cup, we tweaked the shape slightly from the original Sense Cup – which we have adopted in our Sense Glasses too. The body is slightly wider, the neck slightly narrower – thus increasing the aromatic experience by having more room to collect aroma and a smaller window to expel it.
Designed for sipping
This cup is designed to pair with a carafe. The intended use is as a tasting cup – whereby you pour small amounts and sip from it. It is small in size and won’t usually hold a full brew – and it is not meant to. By filling little bits at a time, you have ample space to swirl and smell, amplifying the aromatic experience. By using this cup as intended, it will never be too hot to touch, the neck always providing a cool area go grab, hold, or carry.
In search of the perfect shape
We tested dozens of variations in the search for the perfect form. Delightful to hold, extremely enjoyable to drink from, and optimised for the perfect sensory experience. The wine glass-like body with steep angles help collect and concentrate aroma in a central point. The wide mouth positions your nose right in the middle of this, while also spreading liquid evenly across your palate when you drink.
Amplify the senses
This cup is designed to heighten the sensory experience while drinking specialty coffee. Smell, sight, touch, taste – all amplified by this shape, material, and colour. With this cup you will taste more, smell more, and experience more while enjoying your favourite specialty coffee.
The wine glass-like body has steep angles that helps collect and concentrate aroma. The wide mouth positions your nose right in the middle of this aroma, while also spreading liquid evenly across your palette.