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MORE THAN MEETS THE LIPS

A cup is a vessel dedicated to carry our coffee to great places, so don’t underestimate it! Consider, for instance, the strong parallels this container shares with our clothing. Employing various combinations of apparel, we can flaunt certain parts of our body, soul, and creative spirit. The same is true when showcasing coffee. Imagine the coffee as a body with its own personality (flavours), build (consistency), charm, taste, and aroma. From all of these traits, we’re prone to pick the prettiest components to present to the world around us.

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Cup as ‘clothes’ of our ☕coffee

If we put as much thought in the cup that holds our coffee as we put in the clothes we wrap around our bodies, we open ourselves up to entirely new stimulating encounters. Different cups, with their unique structures, materials, and colours, completely change the way we experience a beverage. We’re able to wholly alter our senses—and that’s always worth the time involved. One might add sugar. One might add milk.

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But with cups, we can add emotions:
  • A happy cup
  • A fancy cup
  • The cup that means business
  • A loving cup
  • A majestic cup
  • An old-fashioned cup

THE STORYTELING CUP

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Just like coffee itself, our cups work their way into our routines and our memories. Collectively, these little vignettes add to the story of our lives. Cozy coffee moments are . . . everything.

In my home, I have some beautifully designed cups. I’ve used them on occasion, but there are two plain cups that I’m always drawn back to. I use them much more than the others because they are filled with history: They’ve long been part of my journey. Creating happy memories is half of the equation.

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What I mean to say is this: you needn’t focus on the fanciest, most expensive, or well-designed cup for your coffee moment. They may excite you for a while—but they will not hold your attention. What you really crave for, is a cup with sentimental value—something connected to warm recollections. Maybe a cup that belonged to your grandparents or one that hails back to nascent love. Maybe it’s even a treasured piece that you found on the other side of the planet. Vessels like these are truly bound to carry you away!

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