The coffee cup is probably the closest you can come a coffee lover. I prefer a glass cup fshaped as an egg, no handles. It is perfect in many ways as it also is imperfect. Firstly iit's a fabcicated glass, with no personality. Kristin Hærnes Ihlen took the challange and reformed what i belived was the possibilities of a cup.
We use the tulipan or almost wineglass shaped cup for handbrews. It is truly a perfect cup as it is nice to hold, fits the hands and has place for the nose so the perception of the brew comes out. The almost cupping shaped cup fits really nice with our espressos as it's a open cup. As the espresso is a concentrated brew i find it preferably to get more air in the nose. The allows you to have more air as you sip and play around with the fantastic brew that an espresso can be. We tend to like the ripe, fruity espressos with a balanced fructose in the flavor profile.
Kristin working with the shape of the prototype cups.
Figgjo Oslo series is a design made by Kristin. Tony Jacobsen (Jacobsen & Svart), Tim Wendelboe and Solberg & Hansen were contributors with coffee expertise. It's a super coffee set to work with as it enhances the flavor and aromatic spectre of the coffee and fits very well into the idea of what a cup of coffee has the potential to be.