At 02:34 PM 6/14/00 -0400, you wrote:
They are pretty cool, aren't they?
The moment that Kyle and Kyra from Baratza sent me two of their first
samples of these cups, I fell in love with them.
You know what the coolest part is? They actually work, unlike some other
stainless steel cups I own. I have that huge Starbucks "looks like a curved
coffee cup, but double walled steel" thing, and it doesn't keep my coffee
hot, nor does the interior keep very well. It's showing rings galore from
The Baratza-imported Inox cups, after A LOT of use look as new as the day I
received them, especially inside. And I can't believe how long they keep my
shots hot. I found this out first hand when I left a double ristretto on
the counter one day for about 20 minutes. I forgot about it. Before
throwing it out, I decided to take a sip, and wouldn't you know it, it was
still hot.... not in the 180 range I'm more intimately familiar with, but
(if I had to guess) 140F or so. I was amazed that less than 2oz of liquid
could have this much retained heat after a long time.
The cappa cups are in the same boat. I routinely make my two cappas, one
into my favorite cups (the very expensive Wing Darte cups Baratza sells),
and the other into the Inox cup. I leisurely drink the one in the Wing cup,
and about 20 mins later or so, I grab the Inox cup, and its still steaming
hot. The combo of the froth on top (my microfroth lasts a long time) and
the cup keep it piping hot.
I highly recommend these cups. And one last note. Kyra sent me a note
yesterday that she wants me to put the 12oz latte cup up on her site -
they've finally started shipping. Pricing will be: $24 ea, or $28 ea with
saucer (full MSRP). I hope I'm not treading on Tom's toes too much here - I
dunno if he intends on carrying these or not.